“Yesterday we posted about Apple’s startling new pricing of their digital composition software, Shake. It was news that Shake had dropped from a US$2999 price point to a more economical US$499 price point overnight. An astute reader pointed out in comments that there was much more to the story. According to the FXShare website a letter was sent to Shake users via the Shake List Server Discussion regarding their 4.1 release of Shake,” Jeff Smykil reports for Ars Technica.
Apple will no longer be selling maintenance for Shake and no further software updates are planned as we begin work on the next generation of Shake compositing software. While we’re excited about the innovations we can bring in the future, we understand you have a business to run today that requires Shake.
Smykil reports, “Suddenly US$499 doesn’t seem like such a great deal for a piece of software that will receive no future updates and no future service contracts.”
Full article here.
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