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rmack350 wrote on 6/30/2016, 12:54 AM
Another way to look at it is that you're buying an upgrade to 14 before the release and getting a free copy of 13 in the interim.

This is $50.00 less than the list price of a Vegas upgrade. Whether a better upgrade deal might come in September is anyone's guess.
John222 wrote on 6/30/2016, 5:35 AM
Apple,

Email and ask them if you can have a free upgrade. If not, sell your current copy of Vegas and purchase with new offer.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 6/30/2016, 6:02 AM
I'd be a bit suspicious of an offer where they can't even spell Vegas correctly. Where was it from (I didn't receive anything) ?

geoff
Grazie wrote on 6/30/2016, 6:10 AM
GW the spelling could be down to the OP.

I can't get my business brain around the "offer"? It doesn't make sense. Has this come from MAGIX? I can't see it.

G
Tim L wrote on 6/30/2016, 6:37 AM
The email came from MAGIX (Klaus -- from news@vegas.magix.net) via the "You received this email because MAGIX acquired a majority of the Sony Creative Software products. Your information and product registration was transferred to MAGIX as a result..."

At first glance it seems like an outright "buy" of Vegas 13, with free upgrade to 14, but the text of the email says "Upgrade your current version of VEGAS Pro to VEGAS Pro 13 now at an unbeatable price and receive VEGAS Pro 14 following release at the end of September 2016." The email also says "Exclusive welcome offer", so it might be this is actually an upgrade offer to existing Vegas users.

I clicked through the links several layers deep, and at one point found a screen that said "USA and Canada only" at the bottom -- but that might be due to my particular offer (I am in USA).

(I note also that "VEGAS" is in all caps everywhere it is mentioned in the email, and in the banner artwork. And yes, it is spelled correctly.)
set wrote on 6/30/2016, 7:47 AM
Oh, great... 'USA and Canada only'... zzz
risce1 wrote on 6/30/2016, 9:45 AM
I already have 13,, but anyway here is the body of the email





Hi Dave,

VEGAS Pro is entering into a brand new era!

Since the acquisition of VEGAS Pro and other tools from Sony Creative Software, our entire development team in Madison, Wisconsin is working tirelessly to take video editing with VEGAS Pro 14 to the next level.

Get in on the action. Upgrade your current version of VEGAS Pro to VEGAS Pro 13 now at an unbeatable price and receive VEGAS Pro 14 following release at the end of September 2016!

This way you'll be able to edit your videos from now until the new release using the most professional tools available – and then switch to the long-awaited VEGAS Pro 14 at no additional charge.

Take advantage of this exclusive offer now – it's only valid until July 31, 2016.

Have fun using VEGAS Pro 13 and 14!

Sincerely,

Klaus Schmidt
CEO MAGIX Software GmbH
Dave_K. wrote on 6/30/2016, 10:26 AM
I have a similar question as many of the others in this thread, but mine is about Vegas Pro Suite. I currently have Vegas Pro 12 Suite, and I don't want to give up the "Suite" part by upgrading to regular Vegas 13 Pro.

I wonder if MAGIX plans to offer a Vegas 14 Pro Suite product, and an upgrade path to get there from earlier versions.
VideoFreq wrote on 6/30/2016, 11:42 AM
Honestly, in some respects I still don't like what Sony did to 13, moving some buttons to the bottom of the timeline and other features. I'll hold my breath for 14 to see what it looks like and what features it has.
I like their XARA photo editor and hope they incorporate the same look and feel it has into VEGAS. I like XARA better than Photoshop.
BruceUSA wrote on 6/30/2016, 12:34 PM
I did not receive the email. can some one link it here. I would to take a look at it. Thanks
K-Decisive wrote on 6/30/2016, 12:50 PM
FYI,
I found mine in my spam folder. Always good to check there for stuff like this.
BruceUSA wrote on 6/30/2016, 2:19 PM
NormanPCN Thank you for the link. I am away from home now but I am going to take advantage of this offer. In the pass under Sony policy, upgrade cost $149. Well, this offer cost $200 which is $50 more but I got a extra copy of Vegas Pro 13 which is very good deal.
GARoss wrote on 6/30/2016, 3:48 PM
Well, I found $199.95 laying around getting dusty & decided to go for it. Not so much for the sake of v13 but v14 (H.265 support).

Odd thing was when downloading all software was from Magix site but product registration info went to Sony, not Magix. I called Magix support & they said Sony still owned v13 & not to be concerned with v14 upgrade.

Another thing was there was a iZotope Nectar Elements v1.0 download but it turned out to DVD Architect 6.0 in error. I went to iZotope website & downloaded the trial version, then used the activation code without issues.
PLS wrote on 6/30/2016, 3:57 PM
Has anyone from Europe received the offer? Looks like it is just for the US and Canada.
HyperMedia wrote on 6/30/2016, 4:38 PM
Yep it came from them. VEGAS news@vegas.magix.net
Eagle Six wrote on 6/30/2016, 5:59 PM
With the exception of this offer from Magix, the current cost to upgrade from any Vegas to Vegas Pro 13 is $249.95 USD. With the exception of this offer from Magix, the current cost to upgrade from any Vegas to Vegas Pro 13 Edit is $199.95 USD.

From time to time, Sony would run special upgrade pricing for a limited time. Also from time to time, online retailers would offer a limited time special upgrade price.

Nonetheless, I think the current pricing from Magix at $200 beats the current price from Sony and includes two versions. I already have VP13, so I'll wait for the release, try the trial copy to assure it functions well on my old desktop, then take whatever upgrade deal they then offer.

For others who are running a previous version to 13, this sounds like a reasonable offer.


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BruceUSA wrote on 6/30/2016, 6:38 PM
TimL .. It is outright buy of Vegas Pro 13 and will receive free upgrade of Vegas 14. I took advantage of this offer and I bought it. They did not ask for a serial number of previous version of Vegas Pro.
Eagle Six wrote on 7/1/2016, 9:05 AM
BruceUSA @ TimL .. It is outright buy of Vegas Pro 13 and will receive free upgrade of Vegas 14. I took advantage of this offer and I bought it. They did not ask for a serial number of previous version of Vegas Pro.

By the way the promo is written up, this was my question, and it appears BruceUSA has the answer. This would be a really great deal for anyone on Movie Studio wanting to upgrade, or anyone going from other NLE's to Vegas!


Best Regards.....George

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Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

PeterWright wrote on 7/1/2016, 7:31 PM
This is a little strange. Members of the x70 camera group on FB have discovered this, and, without ever owning Vegas before have been able to buy not only V13Pro but also the forthcoming V14, for $200.

That's a very attractive proposition for many. No doubt it will increase the Vegas user base, but not put a lot in Magix's coffers. And if "strangers" can get V14 for $200, what can we the faithful expect?
John222 wrote on 7/1/2016, 8:47 PM
I think Magix realizes that the price must come down to bring up their base. Look around Resolve is free and Hitfilm is very competitively priced.
Golfer wrote on 7/1/2016, 9:46 PM
IF U ALREADY BOUGHT 13.. YOU THINK YOU SHOULD GET 14 FOR FREE?!.. OR JUST ASK MAGIX.. MAYBE THEY WILL GIVE IT TO YOU FOR FREE
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NUTS, THATS WHY AMERICA IS GOING SOUTH IN A HAND BAG.. LOOK, ITS SIMPLE, IF ALREADY HAVE VEGAS 13, GOOD CHANCE YOU WILL GET 14 FOR 199. NO FREE LUNCHES PEOPLE, IF YOU WANT ANY COMPANY TO SUCCEED
MSmart wrote on 7/2/2016, 12:59 AM
For us Movie Studio users, the offer isn't as sweet. Got an email regarding MS14 but it says while we wait, we can order Xara Web Designer Premium for $60 off.

At some point I'm hoping Magix will have an offer to move up from Studio to Pro at a reduced rate. SCS did that from time to time.

Body of email:

Movie Studio is entering into a brand new era!

Since the acquisition of Movie Studio and other tools from Sony Creative Software, our entire development team in Madison, Wisconsin is working tirelessly to take video editing to the next level.

This means that at the end of February 2017, you can look forward to the most advanced Movie Studio yet. The new version will come with exciting new features and a new name: VEGAS Movie Studio.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the highlights in the upcoming version:

» New video effects
» Multi-cam editing
» Travel route animation
» and much more

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for the all new VEGAS Movie Studio 14!

Sincerely,

Klaus Schmidt
CEO MAGIX Software GmbH


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gpsmikey wrote on 7/4/2016, 10:43 AM
Interesting - I have MS 13 Platinum, but have not received any email from them (yes, it is registered). I did get the upgrade notice for Vegas Pro (I have VP 12 I never installed because of all the complaints - still have 10 installed). Checked the spam folder on Comcast and there were a couple of things caught there, but nothing on MS. Maybe it is still "in the mail" :-)

mikey