I've been sitting on the fence about this offer because I already have Vegas 13 and I'm wondering if Magix won't be offering a different deal to current 'Sony' Vegas 13 users. I wish they were not so ambiguous about whether this offer is also intended for current Vegas 13 users, or just pre-13 users.
TBH, when the original announcement was made, I toyed with the idea of going back to Premiere after many happy years with Vegas, but only because Premiere is part of the CC suite which I'm already paying for. It's not what I really want to do--I still like Vegas and would prefer to continue using it but the sale of Vegas to another company that I have no existing relationship with, and then this puzzling offer (puzzling to Vegas 13 users, I mean,) makes me hesitant about upgrading immediately.
It would be helpful if somebody from Magix could pop in and explain if Vegas 13 users should take advantage of this offer or wait.
Magix also needs to give current users a peek at what Vegas 14 will have to offer, otherwise they're asking the current Vegas 13 user base to upgrade to a unseen product and switch over to a completely different company purely on faith.
I hope we hear more news about Magix intentions for Vegas and current 13 users before the offer expires.
I had a go around with the bank a while back when I went to purchase another year of antivirus from F-Protect. The bank blocked the card. I called the bank to find out what was going on and the lady I talked to asked if I had tried to purchase anything in Sweden recently. I said "no" and she indicated someone was trying to use it in Sweden. A bit more questioning on my part and she said they were in Reykjavík. I pointed out that was in Iceland, not Sweden and was an expected charge for my antivirus. "Oh .... ok, I will release the card lock". On the other hand, we have had cases of some very strange attempted charges in foreign countries that are obviously bogus too.
Upon further checking with my CC company they stated that charges to an overseas company raises a flag until charge is o.k.ed with card holder, and I appreciate that. So, difficulty with ordering is on me. On the issue of this particular offer of going to Vegas Pro 13 with the future Pro 14 included I personally think it's a good deal. However, I need to put in a proviso. I like Vegas. I have used Vegas since Vegas 5; and I have had the absolute privilege of getting advice, tips and encouragement on this forum from stellar individuals like "Spot" (Douglas Spotted Eagle), Grazie and others. Me, a rank amateur (I have gotten somewhat better than amateur status though and even participated in a Beta test of one of the Vegas upgrades). I have found Vegas to be easy to navigate and gives beautiful results. I am rethinking positively about going with the purchase although Vegas 12 meets every need I have and more. I hope that the folks at Magix do right by Vegas ... and I hope that this form can continue under the new ownership.
I am certainly not the the brightest bulb in the room, but could someone explain why they think this is some kind of a deal if they already have vegas 13, surly the bean counters are not expecting you to by 13 again, or am I just a really dim bulb and do not understand corporate stupid as well as others.
Received in my email and the UK upgrade price is £149.00
Exclusive welcome offer
Valid until 31 July, 2016
£ 300 off VEGAS Pro 13
VEGAS Pro 14 for free
Hi T Reynolds,
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 for free 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 for free.
Take advantage of this exclusive offer now – it's only valid until July 31, 2016.
Have fun using VEGAS Pro 13 and 14!
CEO MAGIX Software GmbH
VEGAS Pro 13
» Advanced user interface with layout presets,
flexible window docking & extensive customization
» Unlimited number of video tracks
» Over 390 video effects including color match & image stabilization
» Multi-format native & smart proxy editing
» Powerful audio recording and editing tools
» 4K project support
» DVD and Blu-ray Disc Authoring with DVD Architect
VEGAS Pro 14
» HEVC/H.265 support
» 4K Smart Upscaling
» Native ProRes support
» and much more!
I have Vegas 13 Pro (i think i bought the Suite), ive not installed it yet as for the past 1-2 years been trying to upgrade my PC (which i will be doing this weekend for a HUGE DUAL Xeon 128Gb RAM).
So, getting an email "buy 13 and get 14 free", well i have 13, so i will get 14 free? This all sounds very Microsoft "oooo better pay money as you have NO idea what we wont do next".
I stuck with Sony as i KNOW i would get a deal when the next one came out, what with reading "you can install it, but after a year, you dont own it anymore" WFT???? its mine, if i want to remove it and installing it again as the latest Crypto virus blew out my system, then i will damn well do that as i bought it.
Anyone else see this stuff?
And whats with not being able to email these guys, ive had 2 bounces from there mails as the email addresses arnt real (even firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your interest in our bundle offer for VEGAS Pro 13 + 14. As you know, VEGAS Pro 14 will be released in September 2016. And we don't think users who are planning an upgrade to VEGAS Pro 13 so close to the new release date should miss out on the exciting new version. So any customers who upgrade to VEGAS Pro 13 between now and July 31st will also get VEGAS 14 for free! Those of you who already use VEGAS Pro 13 will receive a separate upgrade offer in September. Hang tight!
Will the upgrade offer in September only be for Vegas 13 users? Sony's upgrade policy was to upgrade any previous version of Vegas. I'm currently on Vegas 10. I plan to upgrade to Vegas 14 when it comes out. But if I can't get an upgrade offer from 10 to 14 when 14 comes out, then I better go with the current 13+14 offer.