You may not have gotten this notice if, like me, your email address changed after you initially registered the software. However, like all truly useful software, many of us have continued to use it long after its official demise. Final Cut is what got me started in this business. First introduced in the Spring of , I started using it in with version 1. Since that first release, Final Cut has gone through multiple changes with an entirely new industry springing up around it. The world we work in today bears almost no resemblance to editing prior to Then, shooting video required cameras attached to technical support trucks, while editing required massive video tape machines costing a quarter-of-a-million dollars apiece. Film required shooting expensive film stock then using razor blades and glue to edit the finished product. Neither technology was cheap, easily accessible to beginners, or spontaneous.