Receive 90 days’ free Creative Cloud with Wacom tablets

Receive 90 days’ free Creative Cloud with Wacom tablets

Thinking of forking out for a Wacom tablet? Now’s the time! Jigsaw24 customers will receive a free 90 day Adobe Creative Cloud membership with the purchase of selected tablets between 1st October 2017 and 31st March 2018.

Wacom and Adobe are teaming up to help creatives hit the ground running as soon as they buy a brand new Intuos Pro, Cintiq, Cintiq Pro or MobileStudio Pro tablet. With three months of free Creative Cloud, users will be able to access Adobe’s entire collection of creative apps for Mac, PC, smartphone and tablet and get to work right away. That includes 29 separate desktop apps and 10 mobile apps, including favourites such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Customers will also have access to exclusive Adobe services such as Adobe Stock, Typekit and Behance absolutely free.

Ideal for mobile working, collaboration and productivity, Creative Cloud allows users to sync, share and create on the go thanks to Adobe CreativeSync, which powers Creative Cloud Libraries and lets you access your favourite creative assets anywhere, any time. Throughout the 90 day period, you’ll also receive new features and updates as soon as they’re available, plus in-app tips to help get you started if you’re new to Creative Cloud.

Which Wacom tablets are eligible?

Wacom Intuos Pro range

Intuos Pro Medium

Intuos Pro Medium Paper Edition

Intuos Pro Large

Intuos Pro Large Paper Edition

Wacom Cintiq range

Cintiq Pro 13″

Cintiq Pro 16″

Cintiq 13HD

Cintiq 22HD

Cintiq 27QHD

Cintiq 27QHD Touch

Wacom MobileStudio Pro range

MobileStudio Pro 13 (i5 128GB)

MobileStudio Pro 13 (i7 256GB)

MobileStudio Pro 13 (i7 512GB)

MobileStudio Pro 16 (i5 256GB)

MobileStudio Pro 16 (i7 512GB)

How do I redeem my free membership?

Just follow these simple steps:

1. Purchase your chosen Wacom tablet from us between 1st October 2017 and 31st March 2018.

2. Register at www.wacom.com/en-gb/register to get your personal voucher code before 15th April 2018.

3. Redeem via Adobe. Visit www.creativecloud.com/redeem.

For more information about this limited time offer, visit Wacom’s website.

Want to find out more about our Wacom offering? Visit our online store, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email sales@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and gossip, follow us on Twitter @WeAreJigsaw24 or like us on Facebook.

Free premium plug-ins when you buy Pro Tools before the end of June

Free premium plug-ins when you buy Pro Tools before the end of June

Along with the upcoming release of Avid Pro Tools 12.8, we’re also excited to announce a new promotion. From now until 30th June, when you buy or subscribe to Pro Tools, you can claim a full licence of a Pro Series or other Tier 2 plug-in absolutely free!

So as well as the audio recording and precision editing tools to create your most professional-sounding mixes in Pro Tools, you can now take your mixes even further with Avid’s premium plug-ins, without having to fork out extra. Bring powerful mastering tools to your workflow with Pro Limiter or Pro Multi-band Dynamics, give your mix unmatched depth with Reverb One, and create beautifully detailed mixes with other premium Tier 2 plug-ins.

The full list of Tier 2 plug-ins available includes: Classic Compressors Bundle; Focusrite d2/d3; Impact; JOEMEEK Bundle; Moogerfooger Bundle; Pro Limiter; Pro Multiband Dynamics; Pro Subharmonic; Pultec Bundle; Reel Tape Suite; Reverb One; Smack!, and Sound Replacer.

Any new Pro Tools perpetual licence activations or new Pro Tools annual subscriptions are eligible for the offer, although educational and institution perpetual licences and subscriptions, and Pro Tools | HD perpeutial licences and subscriptions are not available for the offer. This promotion is automatically fulfilled electronically by Avid through your Avid Account.

You’ve only got till 30th June to take advantage of this great offer though, so act now and get a free perpetual licence of any Tier 2 plug-in of your choice when you buy or subscribe to Pro Tools.

Want to know more about Avid Pro Tools? Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Audio on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Bag a bargain on Acronis Access Connect

Bag a bargain on Acronis Access Connect

Acronis are offering 25 Access Connect licences for the price of 10, 50 for the price of 25 and 100 for the price of 50 for new customers, so if you’re looking to buy, now’s the time.

Is Acronis Access Connect right for your organisation?

Acronis Access Connect allows for seamless Mac to Windows integration with remote file access. It’s an excellent fit for organisations of all sizes, particularly where there are a number of Macs that need the same file and print services as Windows machines. While Macs are commonplace in any industry these days, the benefits of integration are greatest when users are working with a large number of files or involved with content production, such as artists, designers, video producers, students and writers. Access Connect will come in handy if you’re a part of any of the following sectors:

– Education

– Advertising and public relations

– Consumer products

– Professional services

– Publishing and printing

– Video production

– Manufacturing

– Retail

– Engineering and architectural services

– Creative services groups within enterprises

– Digital media

– Scientific and research institutions

Acronis Access Connect is ideal for IT managers and systems admins, Mac desktop managers, Windows server managers, creative services and production managers.

Pricing

Access Connect 25

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 25 supported devices allowed – Was £1295, discounted to £995.

Use the promo code AConn25.

Access Connect 50

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 50 supported devices allowed – Was £1895, discounted to £1295.

Use the promo code AConn50.

Access Connect 100

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 100 supported devices allowed – Was £2795, discounted to £1895.

Use the promo code AConn100.

The Ts and Cs

Promotion is only valid for new Access Connect customers only. This excludes co-term, which is for additional licence purchases. This cannot be combined with another promotion and cannot be combined with deal registration. Maintenance, renewals, and upgrades are excluded, and the promotion is only applicable in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The promotion expires on 31st March 2017.

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 288 or email solutions@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

Introducing the Apple Classroom Essential Bundle

Introducing the Apple Classroom Essential Bundle

We pride ourselves in delivering the very best from Apple to schools up and down the UK. Designed with teaching and learning in mind, the Apple Classroom Essential Bundle provides schools with affordable, but utterly impactful educational tools. 

We’ve been providing high-quality services and solutions to educational institutions for 24 years, so we know what you need to make your classroom a more productive learning environment. The Apple Classroom Essential Bundle is designed to support your high standard of education, packing the kit you’ll need to get the best from your students and curriculum. The bundle includes:

– 30x iPad mini 2.

– 30x rugged cases.

– A large Lock’n’Charge Carrier with capacity for 30 iPad.

– Three-year warranty.

Optional extras can include:

– Mac mini caching server.

– 30x one year licences for Lightspeed Mobile Device Management.

– 1x day installation for configuration of caching server and Lightspeed.

– 3.5 days’ bespoke CPD training.

We offer special pricing on all Apple technology for education – we won’t be beaten on price, it won’t break your budget and we return quotes fast! Our knowledge of creative technology allows us to give expert advice on creative educational solutions, ensuring you’ll be making the best use of your new tools for years to come.

If you’d like to know more about our Apple Essential Classroom Bundle, call 03332 409 290, email education@Jigsaw24.com, ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Jigsaw24Edu

 

Top production deals: 3 years’ finance on TriCaster lease hires

Top production deals: 3 years’ finance on TriCaster lease hires

We’re long-term fans of NewTek’s TriCaster: it’s a really scalable, versatile mixer with a simple workflow and one of the most powerful chromakey setups available thrown in for free! To celebrate its glory (and to help you get the best setup for your needs) we’ve gotten together with NewTek and JVC to put together some streaming starter kits with different specifications that include TriCaster units, JVC cameras, training and support – everything you need to kick start content creation. And not only that, but we’ve arranged for 3 years finance deal for anyone who wants to lease the kit rather than buy it outright (and who passes a credit check, obviously). Never say we do nothing for you…

First up: what’s in the kit? 

We’ve got four key kits for you to choose from: one with a TriCaster 40 and three JVC GY-HM70 cameras, one with a TriCaster 455 and three JVC GY-HM650 cameras, one with a TriCaster 855 and four JVC GY-HM750 cameras, and a final one with the almighty TriCaster 8000 and four JVC GY-HM790 cameras, in case you’re feeling especially ambitious.

All of these bundles come with free support courtesy of our in-house tech team and half a day’s training from our on-staff NewTek Certified Operator, so there’ll be nothing to stop you hitting the ground running.

Why would I want to lease rather than buy? 

While we reckon TriCaster units are excellent value for money, the fact remains that for a lot of users they represent a serious investment. With video production being quite a changeable industry and new standards and connections cropping up all the time, NewTek’s updates to TriCaster tend to be quite significant, and if you can’t afford to update your hardware regularly, there is the potential for you to get left behind. A lease hire scheme allows you to spread the cost of a unit over a longer period of time, and gives you far more flexibility over which hardware you use. If you need to use a new standard, you simply return your existing unit and hire a newer machine. If you’re working on a project that requires old school equipment, you just hire the previous version of TriCaster. Simple.

There are financial benefits, too – leasing equipment on a month-by-month basis can go down in your books as a (tax deductible) operating expense rather than a (non-deductible) capital expense. Plus, this may well work out cheaper for you in the long run.

Which is right for me?

I work in education, and need to create HD content on a budget. Go for the TriCaster 40 and JVC GY-HM70. The only downside here is that the TriCaster 40 is only component, not SDI, so you won’t get quite as high image quality, and will need to use an extra output to get audio. That said, we reckon that component will be plenty good enough for any education types looking to record and share lessons or lectures, and will look fine if what you really need is HD now, and cheap – it just means you have to plug in a couple of extra cables.

I want to create content for my own digital signage, or I’m in education but I still need SDI. If you want the superior image quality of SDI but don’t want to break the bank, go for the TriCaster 455 and JVC GY-HM650. Allowing you to work with up to four cameras in ready-to-edit formats, the 455 offers increased functionality without complicating the TriCaster workflow. The GY-HM650’s wireless capabilities make it perfect for anyone who needs to stream footage back to a central facility (be that a studio or a classroom) while they’re still in the field.

The 855, on the other hand, is a durable rack mount system that we’d recommend for any sports or ENG team. It provides the highest quality, 32-bit floating point with 4:4:4:4 video processing, while the lightweight GY-HM750 will let you shoot SD or HD footage and comes in a form factor that’s perfect for events work, or anywhere you need to move quickly to cover the latest action.

I’m an OB and live streaming pro, or a house of worship. The TriCaster 8000 is for you. It has the widest variety of connections and inputs, and its built-in social media sharing options mean it’s the easiest way to share your content instantly. You’ll also benefit from having the versatile GY-HM790E, which can shoot SD or Full HD, and is equally at home as a standalone camera if you’re shooting in the field or as part of a studio setup if you have your own facility. (If you’re working on greenscreen, it’s also worth bearing in mind that the TriCaster 8000 gives you the most options possible when it comes to creating virtual backdrops, allowing you to create custom virtual studios to drop in behind your presenter, so you can ensure the entire production is on brand.

Want to know more about your TriCaster options? Give our team a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest updates, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook