Pending further info, let's hope that "purchasing the " means DVD A P&S are included in those product lines. So far they have been included in the standard VPro / MSP packages.
Some streamlining is probable of course though.
The vast majority of software acquisitions end up being failures. In this case, the brain-power of the SCS team is probably mostly gone already. This means that Magix is going to have to invest at least six months in just learning the ins-and-outs of the new software source. Probably no less than 6-10 developers. That's three to five man-years of investment just to get up and running. Then there will be another six months until any real changes can be made.
My bet, but I'd love to be wrong, is that we'll end up with Vegas users getting a good deal on upgrading to Magix software and that's it.
I have the utmost confidence in the integrity and knowledge of Gary Rebholz. In my opinion he is the only staffer that has made a difference in the long-term at SCS and contributed the very best to customers.
That not withstanding, I am reminded of how many corporate makeovers I have weathered over the years, and how things change drastically over time. That is the experience that I shudder to think about when I visit Cineform today.