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  • Fri, Jan 15 2021 5:47 PM

    • Atomike
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    Keeping Dongle Now Costs Extra?

    I've been renewing happily for $240, I believe.   I have had a dongle now for about 2 decades, and I have not paid extra to keep this feature.

    This year, it seems if I decide to renew, it will be $400 to keep it.  This seems like a policy change.

    Has anyone else come across this?  

    Media Composer version: usually newest release, or 1 behind. Nvidia GTX 1070Ti Windows 10, Core i7 8700K processor, ASRock GA 1151 Z370 Motherboard... [view my complete system specs]

    I spend most of my time between New York and Los Angeles.  In Nebraska.

  • Fri, Jan 15 2021 6:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Keeping Dongle Now Costs Extra?

    Prices for perpetual support plans had not changed for a long time, then went up July 2019, from 299/yr to 399/yr, adding an incentive (discount) when cross-grading from perpetual to subscription.

    It is not specifically a dongle thing, but since only perpetual licenses can live on dongles, it does affect those who want to keep using dongles.

    https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/FAQ/Media-Composer-Price-Adjustment

    Occasionally there are discounts, I tend to purchase via Videoguys, who have structurally offered the lowest price for MC.

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  • Fri, Jan 15 2021 6:33 PM In reply to

    • Atomike
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    Re: Keeping Dongle Now Costs Extra?

    Thank you Job - I missed that when it happend.

    I appreciate this information.

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    I spend most of my time between New York and Los Angeles.  In Nebraska.

  • Fri, Jan 15 2021 6:55 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Keeping Dongle Now Costs Extra?

    Hi Atomike,

      We posted this to on the Community and Facebook sorry you missed it.

     

     

     

    RalphC

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  • Fri, Jan 15 2021 7:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Keeping Dongle Now Costs Extra?

    P.S. I own three dongled licenses and also have a regular subscription. What I did not realize is that such a subscription (or any software license) can be activated on two machines. You can only launch one at a time, but I easily share this MC Standard subscription between my laptop (for on-the-road work) and an office machine (for occasional imports/exports) with zero activation issues. Just adding that info, as for some, that may weigh in on the decision to stay perpetual or crossgrade.

    Media Composer Symphony | PT Ultimate | Win10 HPZ | OSX MBP | ISIS5000 [view my complete system specs]
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