Hi everyone. You might have noticed that this morning we've launched a new subscription option for all versions of VEGAS Pro. We call it SmartScription: It's a two-year subscription that enables users to keep a perpetual version of the software when the subscription contract ends.
Why have we done this? It's no secret that the industry is changing. Subscriptions are increasingly becoming important for software companies, and we're no different. The days of VEGAS "big bang" releases are gone and we now deliver value throughout the life cycle of each version. This enables us to bring you new features and improvements as soon as they're available. It also makes it easier to understand and plan future revenues, expenses, and so on. Subscriptions play an important role in helping us achieve this.
However, we fully understand why some users do not like subscriptions. So, when we introduced subscriptions several years ago, we maintained our perpetual offering so that you still have that choice. SmartScription is simply another option to solve one major issue with traditional subscriptions: the fact that you lose access to your software, and thus to any of your projects, as soon as your subscription ends.
Rest assured, however, that SmartScription does not replace any of the current options. You can still choose a traditional perpetual license, a one-month subscription, or an annual subscription. SmartScription simply gives you another option that enables you to benefit from all of the subscription-only features (like Text to Speech and so on) at a lower cost than a perpetual license and future upgrades and lets you keep a perpetual version when your contract ends. We hope this new option works for you. You can find more details about the SmartScription offer at https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/subscription/
As always, thanks for your constructive feedback and support!