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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 11:21 AM

    MC/Symph Perpetual - Want to keep shared projects. Now what?

    This new licensing has me a bit confused.

    I have two MC perpetual licenses (one dongle, one software) on a home setup, both with Symphony.  At my normal workplace, there are three MC perpetual dongles, all with Symphony.  All are making use of shared projects within their own environments - on third-party storage solutions.

    I just want to make sure I read this properly.  From the FAQ:

    Can I still buy a Media Composer perpetual license or will I need to transition to a subscription?

    A: Yes, we will continue to offer Media Composer perpetual licenses, as well as 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan renewals (previously known as Annual Upgrade and Support Plan renewals). This software provides all of the same collaborative workflows of Media Composer | Ultimate, but does not include the software add-ons. If you’d rather convert your Media Composer perpetual license to a Media Composer | Ultimate subscription license, we offer options to do this too.

    So - this means - all those licenses can stay perpetual, we can keep getting support renewals currently at roughly $299USD, we keep shared project functionality, they do NOT come with PhraseFind/ScriptSync, but we can optionally add those on per license - all correct?

    Just want to make sure we're not losing features during our existing support, or getting hammered with a nearly double-cost renewal in order to keep our existing feature set in a year.

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    Re: MC/Symph Perpetual - Want to keep shared projects. Now what?

    Hi usatraveler,

       If you have MC perpetual.

    Q:  I own Media Composer—what happens to my license?
    A:  If you own a Media Composer perpetual license, you will not see a change to your product or pricing (though you will technically own the same feature set as the new Media Composer | Ultimate, the product name for the Media Composer perpetual license is not changing). You can continue to renew your 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan (formerly known as an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan) for the foreseeable future. Alternatively, if you want to crossgrade to the Ultimate version, you can, however your license will become a subscription and cannot transition back to a perpetual license.

      Support packages continue to be the same for Symphony and Media Composer, you continue to receive upgrades and the renewal price is still $299/yr. PF and SS will be available as subscriptions only, Whether you own a Media Composer perpetual license or subscribe to the new Media Composer software, you will be able to purchase subscriptions for any of these options to use with Media Composer.





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