A couple of questions regarding having both this and pro

EfGe wrote on 5/12/2022, 4:38 AM

I have Vegas Studio Platinum 17.0 installed.

1. Is it possible to install Vegas Pro 19 (which I think is the latest Pro version), without affecting either one?

2. If I purchase Pro 19 with the 365 day subscription, do I have to pay the whole amount in advance, or can I pay that monthly?

3. How does it work in terms of internet connection/drm for the subscription? Do I have to be online to use the software? Do I have to be online only once a month to re-activate it? Something else?

4. The extra software I got in the platinum studio, can they be used with the Pro 19?

 

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vkmast wrote on 5/12/2022, 5:01 AM

1. You can have both installed simultaneously. I for one have and no issues for me.

2. Purchasing details in both annual monthly and annual one-time 365 payment plans include the very same statement: "THE CHARGE FOR THE MINIMUM TERM IS PAYABLE AS A SINGLE SUM UPON CONCLUSION OF THE CONTRACT. The minimum term begins on the date of purchase." (Be sure to click and read "Purchasing details" in the Online Shop at the website.)

I recently asked infoservice@magix.net for some clarification. MAGIX Sales replied as follows:

"For some customers, the annual prepayment is too high to pay all at once, so we also offer the annual subscription with monthly payment.
With a monthly debit, we have increased fees and more work involved, so the price is higher than with annual payment.
"

3. Please see point 11 in this FAQ.

4. Some probably can, others may not.

@EfGe

EfGe wrote on 5/12/2022, 5:36 AM

1. You can have both installed simultaneously. I for one have and no issues for me.

2. Purchasing details in both annual monthly and annual one-time 365 payment plans include the very same statement: "THE CHARGE FOR THE MINIMUM TERM IS PAYABLE AS A SINGLE SUM UPON CONCLUSION OF THE CONTRACT. The minimum term begins on the date of purchase." (Be sure to click and read "Purchasing details" in the Online Shop at the website.)

I recently asked infoservice@magix.net for some clarification. MAGIX Sales replied as follows:

"For some customers, the annual prepayment is too high to pay all at once, so we also offer the annual subscription with monthly payment.
With a monthly debit, we have increased fees and more work involved, so the price is higher than with annual payment.
"

3. Please see point 11 in this FAQ.

4. Some probably can, others may not.

@EfGe

 

Thank you.

Part of my problem was with the "conclusion of the contract". I was taking the end of the 365 days as the time when the contract is concluded, and not first day. So I was a bit confused. It's clear now.

Dexcon wrote on 5/12/2022, 5:58 AM

@EfGe  ... you can always download the trial version of Vegas Pro 19 and find out whether or not the plugins that came with VMSP17 will work in VP19.

And this might be a very good idea since to test with the trial version because, if your computer CPU specifications (i7 5960X - released in 2014) is still as given in another post in late March this year, the CPU is one generation earlier than the recommended minimum specification recommended for HD in VP19 - two generations behind that recommended for 4K. Please see https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/specifications/#productMenu

And if VP19's Deep Learning Models (AI VFX: Colorization, Style Transfer & Upscale) program is also installed with the trial version, see if they work with that CPU. It's best to know beforehand I think.

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EfGe wrote on 5/12/2022, 6:09 AM

@EfGe  ... you can always download the trial version of Vegas Pro 19 and find out whether or not the plugins that came with VMSP17 will work in VP19.

And this might be a very good idea since to test with the trial version because, if your computer CPU specifications (i7 5960X - released in 2014) is still as given in another post in late March this year, the CPU is one generation earlier than the recommended minimum specification recommended for HD in VP19 - two generations behind that recommended for 4K. Please see https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/specifications/#productMenu

And if VP19's Deep Learning Models (AI VFX: Colorization, Style Transfer & Upscale) program is also installed with the trial version, see if they work with that CPU. It's best to know beforehand I think.

It is the same hardware. I didn't even think about it. Oh this is potentially not good. Thank you for the heads up.

vkmast wrote on 5/12/2022, 6:46 AM

My older laptop has an i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050 (4GB VRAM), OS.Win10 21H1. VP 19 b 550 is OK with my HD work, but I don't do 4K with that device. As @Dexcon points out, be sure to test with the free time-limited trial. ("Try before you buy".)

EfGe wrote on 5/12/2022, 7:04 AM

My older laptop has an i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050 (4GB VRAM), OS.Win10 21H1. VP 19 b 550 is OK with my HD work, but I don't do 4K with that device. As @Dexcon points out, be sure to test with the free time-limited trial. ("Try before you buy".)

I do edit 4K. As I don't know the details, I am worried that perhaps it is more a matter of features than cores/speed for the limit. Your i5 is a newer generation.

I will try the trial when I manage to install it.

For some reason the trial installation stops during soundforge. Waiting for a long time. I am going to try skipping soundforge.

EfGe wrote on 5/12/2022, 5:39 PM

In the installation phase I chose to not include soundforge, which ended up working. In fact the whole process changed as now as soon as it downloaded something, it proceeded to install.

I haven't had much time with it, more of that tomorrow, but at least it runs.

One thing that I tried to do, because I couldn't do it in studio, was to import subtitles and it couldn't see srt or sbv files. I had to change to show all files and even then I am getting an error for unsupported format. I get why perhaps sbv is not supported, but not even srt? Or there is something else going on?

Gid wrote on 5/12/2022, 7:52 PM

@EfGe Hi, can you share a couple of files, srt sbv if you have them, Google Drive?

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EfGe wrote on 5/13/2022, 1:43 AM

@EfGe Hi, can you share a couple of files, srt sbv if you have them, Google Drive?

The original SBV which is the format from Youtube, and an SRT transcoded from one of the online sites doing it.

The link is from a site called wetransfer which I use for years now without issues. It's not google drive as I don't use that to upload files.

https://we.tl/t-2f958a8LP7

 

EfGe wrote on 5/13/2022, 3:42 AM

For some reason the srt file now works. I didn't make any change...so I don't know.

The SBV still doesn't work, but I am not surprised with that.

Now, as far as performance goes. It does feel a bit more sluggish than with studio platinum 17. To the point I am worried that if I do any even moderate work, it won't be good. I will try it a bit more, while I can't export longer videos because it is a trial version, hopefully that's the only limitation.

And yes I should get a new system, but since I am currently broke, that ain't gonna happen.

If it wasn't for the whole masking limitations on studio, I would rather keep using it for the time being.

 

Anyway, thanks for the replies.