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  • Thu, Feb 16 2017 9:11 PM

    I don't believe what I am reading...

    Today the 16th of february 2017, Avid releases media composer version 8.8 and SUPRISE!!!! On the following link

    http://www.avid.com/special-offers/upgrade-media-composer?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTUdGbE1XTXhPV1kxT0dFMCIsInQiOiJ3aEFxOExoVkNZZ2podXVVbzUxN05ZenlWakxwcTFkYms1eWlNUStkN3FFS3k2T1lKM2RWR2pCdGk3Z0tldVZEYlQzWk5XNTEwMlpqS3BUZGEyc2V2clhtajRyR25EajFBQ2VHNnhZRWNlUkUrWDdleVFnWmFyTXNieXpDVW9scyJ9

    it writes:

    Got an older version of Media Composer, Symphony, or NewsCutter—even as far back as version 3? Or maybe you’ve got a more recent version of Media Composer, but let your Annual Upgrade and Support Plan expire? Then we’ve got some fantastic news for you! First, if you haven’t heard already, we’re bringing ScriptSync and PhraseFind back! And we’ve updated both of these new Media Composer options to be even better than ever. But you’ll need the latest version of Media Composer to use them. Lucky for you, we’re also making Media Composer upgrades available once again, so those of you who let your Annual Upgrade and Support Plan expire, or never had one, can welcome these powerful tools back into your workflow again—or for the first time.

    I'm happy... but also really wondering why we had to go through this annual expiring support/perpetual/subscription license *^%$ for the past years.

    Really really really wondering what happened to common sense and if it is (comming) back. Hoping for the best.

     

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  • Thu, Feb 16 2017 9:53 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Yep... many fought hard to get this back.  Not only for those that want SS and PF but those that let their plans lapse.

    xo

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  • Thu, Feb 16 2017 10:21 PM In reply to

    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Marianna:
    xo

    Really hope this will be a case of 'learning from the past, how it worked out, internally acknowledging errors and moving forward'. And from this point onward I also hope to see consistency in this path.

    I'm pretty sure that with this offer we will be able to get many to upgrade to 8.8 in the next few months.

    From the old Apple Quadro 950 to HP Z8xx. My current own system: 1x Z420 E5 1650 16GB memory, 128GB SSD, 1x XW8600, 2x 3.0Ghz Quadcore, 12GB memory... [view my complete system specs]

    Jeroen van Eekeres 

    Technical director, Broadcast support engineer, Avid ACSR.

     

    Always have a backup of your projects....Always!!!! Yes Always!!!!

    A.V.I.D....... Another Version In Development

    www.mediaoffline.com

     

     

     

  • Fri, Feb 17 2017 3:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Hi, I had a dongle-based Perpetual MC license that I let lapse after completing the 1st year of the Annual Support plan.

    With this new $399.00 offer, do I get to proceed using that dongle with Perpetual support?  If so, can I purchase the offer through an Avid reseller, e.g. Videoguys?

     

     

     

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  • Fri, Feb 17 2017 4:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Telgram

    Sure can!  I am off today but if you need help ping me and I will assist Monday

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  • Wed, Mar 15 2017 8:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Marianna:

    Yep... many fought hard to get this back.  Not only for those that want SS and PF but those that let their plans lapse.

    xo

    Marianna

    Hey, Marianna!

    What's this I read in the latest email about MC 8.8.1?

    'Customers not on a current Upgrade & Support contract must purchase an upgrade via the special offer available for Media Composer v3.0 and higher licenses.  Offer expires 3/31/17.  After 3/31/17 they would need to buy a new license.'

    Am I reading this correctly?

     

     

     

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  • Wed, Mar 15 2017 8:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: I don't believe what I am reading...

    Bruno

    If you dont have a support / upgrade plan curreently on your license then you cant upgrade.  you would have to buy a new license.  We have a special offer going now where anyone with an MC 3.0 and higher that let their plan lapse or never bought one to begin with can upgrade for $399.  Because SS and PF require 8.8.x we did this special offer.

    Marianna

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