Trying To Trial VEGAS Post 20

MH7 wrote on 11/10/2022, 2:41 AM

Hi guys,

I know that I probably should post this somewhere else. However, I thought of trying to post it here. Today, I downloaded the trial for VEGAS Post 20 on my computer. I know this is probably is a silly question, but how do I go about obtaining the trial key to try VEGAS Post 20?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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vkmast wrote on 11/10/2022, 3:18 AM

@MH7 please see if the advice in point 39 in this FAQ helps.

MH7 wrote on 11/10/2022, 3:32 AM

@MH7 please see if the advice in point 39 in this FAQ helps.

Thanks @vkmast. That will help. To be completely honest, it’s been awhile since I have trialed new versions of VEGAS. I appreciate your help.

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Reyfox wrote on 11/10/2022, 9:26 AM

I thought I made a post about the same issue. Can't find it.

I downloaded and installed Post, but I selectively decided what to install. No Stream, Primatte, Soundforge. Just Image and Effects with Vegas.

I clicked the trial button, received the email with the trial activation serial number, used it, but it seems to be only activating for trial for "me", just Vegas Pro.

If I try to run Image of Effects, it says they have to be activated. The reason for not installing the other software is because I already have them.

I emailed Vegas support and am waiting on a reply.

Ah... found the post I wrote... it was in Vegas Effects. Nice to see they've added these new areas to the forum.

@MH7 I look forward to seeing if you could activate Post trial.

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MH7 wrote on 11/12/2022, 12:07 AM

I thought I made a post about the same issue. Can't find it.

I downloaded and installed Post, but I selectively decided what to install. No Stream, Primatte, Soundforge. Just Image and Effects with Vegas.

I clicked the trial button, received the email with the trial activation serial number, used it, but it seems to be only activating for trial for "me", just Vegas Pro.

If I try to run Image of Effects, it says they have to be activated. The reason for not installing the other software is because I already have them.

I emailed Vegas support and am waiting on a reply.

Ah... found the post I wrote... it was in Vegas Effects. Nice to see they've added these new areas to the forum.

@MH7 I look forward to seeing if you could activate Post trial.

Hi @Reyfox! After installing Vegas Post (installing absolutely everything), I have had the exact same problem as you. I tried using VEGAS Image and the program didn’t load up correctly. Also, tried using some of the new transitions and VP (Build 214) really lagged and VEGAS Pro 20 stopped responding. Whereas, my VEGAS Pro 18 worked fine. It performs alright.

Being a long time VEGAS Pro user, I don’t mean to sound grumpy or anything, but I am seriously considering jumping on the DaVinci Resolve train. Because the little I tried DaVinci Resolve 18, it performed quite well on my PC (see my sig for my PC specs). Just like I mostly taught myself VEGAS Pro, I will have to teach myself (I have looked at some tutorials and I will probably look at some more) DaVinci Resolve.

I have another reason for looking at using DV 18. I have an M1-based iPad Pro 12.9” that I’m currently typing this post on and it looks like some desktop apps, like DaVinci Resolve, will be coming to iPadOS.

I have seen you mention about DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio, how have you found it yourself?

I have a project series that I am planning and it will require me to use all my videos that I have ever filmed of my family. So, I will probably start it out using VP 18 and then might move, when I have taught myself well enough, it to DaVinci Resolve. I do like how DaVinci Resolve has everything required for video production contained within the application, vs VEGAS Post 20’s seperate programs. But, don’t get me wrong, I still do like VP, but it just has some performance issues, unfortunately.

Also @vkmast, as far as activating the trial of VP, once I was reminded of how to do it, I went to open up VP 20 and saw where to register the trial, went through the required steps, and then I trial product key was email to me. So, once again, thanks for your help.

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Reyfox wrote on 11/12/2022, 4:51 AM

@MH7 were you able to access Effects?

MH7 wrote on 11/12/2022, 5:22 AM

@MH7 were you able to access Effects?

No, I unfortunately could not. The only application that I could open was VEGAS Pro 20 itself. One of my reasons for looking to buy and trialing VEGAS Post was for VEGAS Image. As I have been looking for a difference application for my graphic design and image editing needs. However, as stated above, I could not get it to work and load correctly at all. I even tried importing a photo in VEGAS Pro 20 and sending it to open within VEGAS Image, but, to no avail. ☹️

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CPU: AMD R7 7800X3D

Motherboard: ASRock X670E Steel Legend (AM5)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory

Main SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB SSD
Storage SSD: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB SSD

GPU: Asus TUF GAMING OC Radeon RX 7800 XT (16 GB)

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Main Monitor: LG 27UD88-W 4K IPS

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Reyfox wrote on 11/12/2022, 5:41 AM

@MH7 thanks for the update. So it wasn't me doing something wrong on my end.

Which begs, is there a Post trial....

MH7 wrote on 11/12/2022, 6:40 AM

@MH7 thanks for the update.

No worries mate! 👍

So it wasn't me doing something wrong on my end.

Nope, not at all.

Which begs, is there a Post trial....

Well, technically, it’s certainly (and presently) not looking like it, unfortunately. Only a VEGAS Pro trial.

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John 14:6 | Romans 10:9-10, 13, 10:17 | Ephesians 2:8-9
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Aussie VEGAS Post 20 User As Of 9th February 2023 — Build 411 (Upgraded from VEGAS Pro 18)

VEGAS Pro Help: VEGAS Pro FAQs and TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDES

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TechWiredGeek

Video Cameras: Sony FDR-AX700 and iPhone 12 Pro Max (iOS 17)

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CPU: AMD R7 7800X3D

Motherboard: ASRock X670E Steel Legend (AM5)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory

Main SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB SSD
Storage SSD: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB SSD

GPU: Asus TUF GAMING OC Radeon RX 7800 XT (16 GB)

OS: Windows 11 (Build: 23H2)

Main Monitor: LG 27UD88-W 4K IPS

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vkmast wrote on 11/12/2022, 6:50 AM

@Reyfox you might try and email infoservice@magix.net ("Purchase consultation contact") to see what they have to say about the POST trial.

Reyfox wrote on 11/12/2022, 7:22 AM

@vkmast thank you. I just sent off an email. I know it's the weekend so do not expect to hear anything for a few days.

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Reyfox wrote on 11/14/2022, 7:45 AM

Update. I text with live support and they informed me that I would have to purchase Post in order to try it, and that I had 14 days to do it.

I mentioned how there is a "free trial" button under the purchasing options for Post (along with Pro and Edit) and how it is a little misleading considering you download everything for post and install it on your computer to not have it work.

And while there is a monthly option to try it fully for a month, paying $45 to do this is something I am not going to do.

I will update to VP20 Edit, keep HFP 2021.3, and hope one day to trial Post.

MH7 wrote on 11/14/2022, 9:04 AM

Update. I text with live support and they informed me that I would have to purchase Post in order to try it, and that I had 14 days to do it.

I mentioned how there is a "free trial" button under the purchasing options for Post (along with Pro and Edit) and how it is a little misleading considering you download everything for post and install it on your computer to not have it work.

And while there is a monthly option to try it fully for a month, paying $45 to do this is something I am not going to do.

Thanks for the update @Reyfox. That is, unfortunate. Personally, I believe it should be clearly stated that you can only trial VEGAS Pro, even if you download the VEGAS Post trial. I agree with you, it is a little misleading. Based off this, if I do upgrade to VEGAS Pro 20, I will be just go with VEGAS Pro or VEGAS Pro Edit as well. One will certainly save some cash by doing so. I do hope this changes in the future. 🙁

I will update to VP20 Edit, keep HFP 2021.3, and hope one day to trial Post.

I’m right there with you, mate!

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VEGAS Pro Help: VEGAS Pro FAQs and TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDES

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Video Cameras: Sony FDR-AX700 and iPhone 12 Pro Max (iOS 17)

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My New Productivity Workstation/Gaming PC 2024

CPU: AMD R7 7800X3D

Motherboard: ASRock X670E Steel Legend (AM5)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory

Main SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB SSD
Storage SSD: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB SSD

GPU: Asus TUF GAMING OC Radeon RX 7800 XT (16 GB)

OS: Windows 11 (Build: 23H2)

Main Monitor: LG 27UD88-W 4K IPS

Secondary Monitor: LG 27UL850 4K HDR IPS

Gene-Hirschel wrote on 5/1/2023, 2:21 AM

Update. I text with live support and they informed me that I would have to purchase Post in order to try it, and that I had 14 days to do it.

I mentioned how there is a "free trial" button under the purchasing options for Post (along with Pro and Edit) and how it is a little misleading considering you download everything for post and install it on your computer to not have it work.

And while there is a monthly option to try it fully for a month, paying $45 to do this is something I am not going to do.

I will update to VP20 Edit, keep HFP 2021.3, and hope one day to trial Post.

I'm having trouble activating Vegas 20 Post. how did you get 'live' Tech Support?

 

Dexcon wrote on 5/1/2023, 3:44 AM

@Gene-Hirschel  ... as this thread is about how to go about obtaining a serial number for a trial version of Vegas Pro, is the issue you are having also related to getting a serial number for a trial version? If not and is not related to a trial version, it would have been better to have started a new post so as not to confuse your issue with a trial version issue raised in this thread.

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vkmast wrote on 5/1/2023, 8:37 AM

@Gene-Hirschel in the meantime you can read this thread to see if it helps. If it does not, follow @Dexcon's advice about starting a new post.