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  • Sat, Dec 28 2019 8:48 PM

    • scocklin
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    What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    My Avid perpetual license renewed today and my credit card was charged $399.00, I normally pay $299.00, did the cost go up?

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  • Sat, Dec 28 2019 8:52 PM In reply to

    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

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  • Sat, Dec 28 2019 8:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    too late to cancel the auto renew order?

     

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  • Sat, Dec 28 2019 10:18 PM In reply to

    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    scocklin:

    too late to cancel the auto renew order?

     

    That's a question for Avid's customer advocates Marianna Montague (marianna.montague@avid.com) or Raff Condalor (raff.condalor@avid.com). I'd email them and see what they say.

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  • Sun, Dec 29 2019 2:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    Thanks.

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  • Mon, Dec 30 2019 9:12 AM In reply to

    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    Have to say I renewed this year and was suprised how much it had gone up in cost. Something like 25% more this year.

    Only to discover video guys doing it way cheaper. 

    So not great. 

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  • Mon, Dec 30 2019 11:29 AM In reply to

    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    While I sympathize, as moderators, we were sent an email about this by the end of March, meant to inform us so we could inform others. This information was shared by Marianna on the various forums as well.

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  • Mon, Dec 30 2019 2:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    We had a long discussion here regarding how unhappy we were with the price increase (I'm still unhappy with it of course). Seemed that the perpetual license holders were disproportionately hit (the ones who most likely paid $5000 for MC back in the day - I think I got in after the price drop so closer to $2500 - yippee). Yes, I realize if you go far enough back that a single workstation was something like $250K so all of these numbers are much lower but we need to compare to similar products on the market (Adobe, Apple, BMD). I guess if you are staying current with your perpetual license you are now in for $399 / year (you aren't even allowed to skip a renewal cycle so it's a bit like extortion). Is $399 / year too much? Totally depends on the individual.

    If you want to go on the cheap, there are options such as Resolve (free or $300 as a one-time purchase for their 'Studio' version). Avid clearly does not consider Resolve a serious threat (nor could they possibly compete with Resolve's price tag - a price clearly financed by BMD's hardware sales).

    I still love Media Composer and I'm really fond of Avid's new approach to development which is made possible by this new pricing model (i.e., annual subscription / maintenance). I just hope they don't discourage too many one-man-show users with their pricing structure. The largest potential market is probably not Hollywood.

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  • Mon, Dec 30 2019 2:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the cost to renew Avid perpetual license?

    BarkinMadd:
    I still love Media Composer and I'm really fond of Avid's new approach to development which is made possible by this new pricing model

    I agree, I've been with Avid for some time now too but this was a hefty price increase that came as a surprise to me.  Still I'm staying with Avid, when you think about the cost of the software vs my edit billing hours using this product, I'm doing OK.

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