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Nick Hope wrote on 12/14/2017, 9:21 AM

Anyone care to summarize what this is and how it works? I'm told it's a legit cooperation with Magix.

Len Kaufman wrote on 12/14/2017, 9:47 PM

I was wondering the same thing. This came up on a Facebook page that I follow. It was more than Vegas Pro. It was multiple Magix programs. And other companies as well. Granted, they're selling v14, but still, hard to believe. There is a Magix office in Miami (really!), and I will try to call them tomorrow (Friday).

 

Nick Hope wrote on 12/14/2017, 10:05 PM

The moderators have been told by Magix staff that it's legit. So it really looks like VP14 and a load of other software for (minimum) USD20. I might even get myself a 2nd license at that price. VP14 is still my current "production" version.

Len Kaufman wrote on 12/14/2017, 10:15 PM

This must come as a shock to places like B&H who are still offering this version for anywhere from $249 to $599, depending on which variant you purchase.

Former users wrote on 12/14/2017, 10:17 PM

Only 12 days left to purchase apparently. I wonder if there is a limit on how many can be sold?

Len Kaufman wrote on 12/14/2017, 10:36 PM

Though it is apparently legit, I question the logic of such a sale. Yes, I can understand reducing the price of an older version of a program by a certain amount, but when it is done to such a huge degree, what happens is that the perceived value of the original program, and subsequent newer versions is greatly diminished in the eyes of possible future purchasers.

Case in point: stock photography. When micro stock photography became a "thing," the value of all stock photography plummeted to where it is no longer a viable revenue source.

mod wrote on 12/14/2017, 10:57 PM

how does the humble bundle thing work?

whakan wrote on 12/15/2017, 9:09 AM

Well, humble bundle is a company that operates as a key store for games, it was born to sell bundles of games for charity porpouses that are still available, than expanded as a keystore and monthly subscribtion games bundle. The vegas bundle is nothing more that just a charity one to help fund non-profit Org., HumbleBundle and the developers, this is why the base price is that low: who can't affors to pay more can buy the bundle for just 20$ but there are also top donors that sometimes pays more then the bundle value.

Kinvermark wrote on 12/15/2017, 9:22 AM

Though it is apparently legit, I question the logic of such a sale. Yes, I can understand reducing the price of an older version of a program by a certain amount, but when it is done to such a huge degree, what happens is that the perceived value of the original program, and subsequent newer versions is greatly diminished in the eyes of possible future purchasers.

Case in point: stock photography. When micro stock photography became a "thing," the value of all stock photography plummeted to where it is no longer a viable revenue source.


I would agree. As much as it is a great deal for new Vegas 14 users, it is also a potential annoyance for others that paid the full rate, and Magix' other business partners - probably two groups you wouldn't want to offend.

Len Kaufman wrote on 12/15/2017, 9:31 AM

Additionally, if someone wanted to buy into Magix Vegas Pro for the 1st time, i.e. v15, all they need to do is buy v14 for $20 and then buy the upgrade, substantially reducing the profits for Magix.

Jomarcenter wrote on 12/15/2017, 10:11 AM

Though it is apparently legit, I question the logic of such a sale. Yes, I can understand reducing the price of an older version of a program by a certain amount, but when it is done to such a huge degree, what happens is that the perceived value of the original program, and subsequent newer versions is greatly diminished in the eyes of possible future purchasers.

Case in point: stock photography. When micro stock photography became a "thing," the value of all stock photography plummeted to where it is no longer a viable revenue source.


I would agree. As much as it is a great deal for new Vegas 14 users, it is also a potential annoyance for others that paid the full rate, and Magix' other business partners - probably two groups you wouldn't want to offend.


Well the purpose of humble bundle is to help charity by providing software at a lowest price (developers/creators tend to get little to no profit doing this). so nobody benefiting in those bundle, thing because of the charity + pay what you want system some people tend to purchase the bundle OVER then the total price of all item even much higher then that past bundle there were some rare cases where someone purchase the bundle for over 2,000+ $

Nowadays competitor programs now exist (in the past we have Adobe premier and this to choose from and I used a good freeware software before that almost got what Vegas or Adobe Premier does) and selling it at a cheaper price then Vegas (heck even the effect add-on provider hitfilm now release their software for literally for free and additional package is cheaper then Vegas) so it would be beneficial for Magix to do this as well since as more competitor rises it would be hard for Magix to sell the product (especially since it not a sony product anymore so brand trust reset at this point). and who know Vegas Pro would just cost below 100$ in a next few years or so as we progress thru the technological era, like what Len said about stock photography analogy which I don't think you that if you don't try to be competitive even if it affect how you do business you will end up in a bust. and Vegas would end up that way dead if they don't try to be competitive on this.

Vegas pro could benefits from this since it also attract big people even those who make additional add-on/effect/etc... for competitors products like Adobe Premiere Pro to video programmer who want to take a hand on doing stuff with the software extensions and scripts feature. So we will see more people taking an interest into using the software. another benefits of the bundle is that it deter piracy (hope I won't get into trouble for talking about) since having such a low price would lessen the piracy situation of the software as more interested people buy the software at this price point then going around the internet downloading illegal version of the software because it to pricey. I don't think some or most very small YouTube channel who state that they uses Vegas pro actually owns Vegas pro

and Magix' other business partners - probably two groups you wouldn't want to offend.

I don't think that they mind about this because Magix could ask them about doing the bundle in the first place before hand. since they are just selling the product just like other bundle where the publisher ask the creators if they are willing to join in or not.

 

sorry for the long post.

Vilo_le_Loup wrote on 12/15/2017, 10:20 AM

I'm able to say that "Humble Bundle" is more than legit! I use it for years now and I got so many keys and never got a problem at all! Aaaand ... all your money (if you establish it in the options) goes to charity! ALL! So HB does not even see a cent, if you don't want. Best site ever for keys for sure!

BTW ... 17 EUR for all that stuff is just a gift!

I remember when I got all "Telltale Games" ... ALL for only 12,50 EUR !!

jaron.tv wrote on 12/16/2017, 2:22 PM

I've bought a few bundles from them in the past, but i haven't really used most of what I've bought, i also get their emails temping me with unbelievable deals for other things i know i'll never use.. As of writing this there have been over 64000 purchases, how many of those people will use the software? There have been total payments equaling over 1.2 million dollars. Magix will get a chunk of that, but i'm pretty sure they get the tax right-off too. you pay the money and you get the software, they are the ones donating to charity.

And the end of the day, hopefully it will result in new Vegas Pro users!

Vilo_le_Loup wrote on 12/16/2017, 3:57 PM

I've bought a few bundles from them in the past, but i haven't really used most of what I've bought, i also get their emails temping me with unbelievable deals for other things i know i'll never use.. As of writing this there have been over 64000 purchases, how many of those people will use the software? There have been total payments equaling over 1.2 million dollars. Magix will get a chunk of that, but i'm pretty sure they get the tax right-off too. you pay the money and you get the software, they are the ones donating to charity.

And the end of the day, hopefully it will result in new Vegas Pro users!

Yeah you'r right. The companys are the ones who gifting the key to the users (and get noticed for newer software) and the users can decide, how much they wanna pay to the charity. You are able to pay 1.000 dollars or more, if you want. But I rly love it. It's a win/win for all!

fr0sty wrote on 12/16/2017, 11:27 PM

I see it as a viable tactic to expand the Vegas user base by introducing new people to the software, who subsequently will want to upgrade to newer versions. Many of the folks who will be buying this would have never paid full price for Vegas, but once they give it a shot, there's a good chance a number of them will want to stick around. We humans have a tendency to stick with what we are familiar with. Once someone goes through the trouble of learning their new $20 program, when it comes time to upgrade, they likely won't jump ship.

Vilo_le_Loup wrote on 12/17/2017, 11:45 AM

I see it as a viable tactic to expand the Vegas user base by introducing new people to the software, who subsequently will want to upgrade to newer versions. Many of the folks who will be buying this would have never paid full price for Vegas, but once they give it a shot, there's a good chance a number of them will want to stick around. We humans have a tendency to stick with what we are familiar with. Once someone goes through the trouble of learning their new $20 program, when it comes time to upgrade, they likely won't jump ship.

I don't have any desire to upgrade my "Vegas 14! at all! ;-) There is no need for me. I even think "Vegas 13" is still good enough these days, btw. ;-)

Cliff Etzel wrote on 12/29/2017, 11:46 AM

damn I missed out on this offer 😞

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