The email came from MAGIX (Klaus -- from email@example.com) 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.)
I already have 13,, but anyway here is the body of the email
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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
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!
CEO MAGIX Software GmbH
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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" :-)