How should I migrate?

PoV wrote on 12/22/2016, 4:12 PM


I'm somewhat confused by the transition.

I'm a relatively casual user of Vegas Movie Studio. I don't typically need to edit video more than a few times per year, and it's actually been longer than a year but it is one of those times again. I saw the notice months ago that Magix acquired the Vegas software, but that was also the last I heard of it. I stopped upgrading around version 10 (Platinum), as my needs were basic (trimming clips, assembling them, titling, and adjusting audio levels).

Now that the software belongs to Magix, I don't know how I'm supposed to upgrade (or even what my options are). I realize since you're not Sony, I can't expect support for my older product.

How should I be transitioning to Magix owned Vegas?



EricLNZ wrote on 12/22/2016, 4:41 PM

If you wish to upgrade to the current version 13 go here

Alternatively there is currently an offer to purchase 13 and get 14 for free when it's released. Details here

vkmast wrote on 12/22/2016, 6:14 PM

Yes, Eric's links give you the current offers, which you may find rather tempting. If not though, remember that if you're satisfied with your v 10 you can continue to use it as before. We're not Sony (or Magix either with the exception of a couple of mods), but you can still get support on this forum from peer users.

Even if you decide to upgrade, I'd advise that you keep your Sony MSPlatinum 10 32-bit installed in case you want to go back to your old projects (and your old 3rd-party 32-bit plug-ins). MAGIX VEGAS Movie Studio Platinum is available as 64-bit version only. You'll find the system requirements here.

And register here . If after signing in you do not see "My products" in the list, click "Product registration."


PoV wrote on 12/22/2016, 6:43 PM

Okay, so is the only way to get the "free 14" deal via that offer link? I noticed my upgrade price is cheaper, so "technically" it's not actually a free upgrade to 14.

Actually it looks like V10 has problems reading some of my new MP4 files, but V13 trial works fine, so I may have no choice but to upgrade.

vkmast wrote on 12/22/2016, 7:03 PM

I'd recommend you upgrade. V. 10 was released early 2010 and had no updates. I have kept my v 10 installed as well though.

PoV wrote on 12/22/2016, 7:15 PM

Okay. My question now is if I upgrade, will I get 14 free?

My 'personalized' link doesn't mention anything about V14, just 13.

vkmast wrote on 12/22/2016, 7:42 PM

My shopping cart test shows a photo of 13+14. The text does not mention v.14. The newsletter ("Details here" link in Eric's post) does mention that you "Get the latest version of VEGAS Movie Studio 13 Platinum now at an unbeatable price and receive VEGAS Movie Studio 14 Platinum for free following release in February 2017. --- + Get 2 software versions for one great price" etc.

PoV wrote on 12/22/2016, 7:48 PM

I can add both variations to my cart.

Of course, I would really like to get 13 and 14 for the $39 price point. ;)

Unfortunately, only the $59 version lists the "+14".

vkmast wrote on 12/22/2016, 7:53 PM

Choose one and "X" off the other one in the cart. You don't need both in the cart. The offers are what they are.