Vegas Pro 16 + 17 upgrade offer

Comments

Marty74 wrote on 7/7/2019, 4:12 AM

GPU accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC”

One of the new VP17 features ... I know that VP16 has HW encoding of these formats, so obviously it hadn’t got hw decoding. So maybe this will improve playback?

do you know any other features ?

worst moment to upgrade for me in term of money, but... i'm an idiot, I purchased a Vegas Pro licence instead of an Edit one. the upgrade is 100$ more expensive and i never use the additionnal third party content lol.. (<-- call me stupid yes :( ..)

by curiosity, is a downgrade possible ?)

vkmast wrote on 7/7/2019, 4:35 AM

Scroll towards the end of the product pages, e.g. https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/, to see the currently available "Sneak Peak of VEGAS Pro 17".

Grazie wrote on 7/7/2019, 4:49 AM

@vkmast - Do you have an opinion as to what would be an Upgrade cost from VP16 to VP17?

Grazie

PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti

PC 10 64-bit 64gb * Intel® Core™i9 - 3.3GHz * 40Gb NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 2070

Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX60HS Bridge

David Johns wrote on 7/7/2019, 6:09 AM

"Multiple / Nested Timelines" !!! I think I just fainted. At last! Hope this is gives us proper compound clips functions like Avid/Resolve/FCP

vkmast wrote on 7/7/2019, 6:53 AM

@Grazie I can only quote this re VP 16. Would not be surprised if VP 17 is similar-ish.

DesertSweeper wrote on 7/7/2019, 7:42 AM

Look out for any pre-release info from the Vegas team who are the only ones that can actually tell.

You would imagine they would do just that...to boost the chances of getting people to buy into their 16+17 campaign, allegedly expires in two days. But then again we all know they ALWAYS extend the "offers"

BruceUSA wrote on 7/7/2019, 10:29 AM

It is great deal for new comers to Vegas Pro users. But if you are already a Vegas pro users, then you should wait for the upgrade price for Vegas pro edit is a better deal. You don't need DVDA cause you already own it. All the third party plugins bundled with V17 will be useless for older version or newer future version of Vegas Pro. You better off go with the Vegas Pro edit and save $100 to spend on the standalone version of plugins . Standalone plugins works with ALL Vegas Pro that make sense to me.

Kinvermark wrote on 7/7/2019, 10:44 AM

+1. Edit it the way to go for me too. Typically there is a deal on the upgrade (~$150 IIRC) a few months after launch - which nicely corresponds with being after the first few maintenance releases to clear up the major bugs.

TheRhino wrote on 7/8/2019, 4:53 PM

You better off go with the Vegas Pro edit and save $100 to spend on the standalone version of plugins . Standalone plugins works with ALL Vegas Pro that make sense to me.

I agree that the bundled plugins are not worth the price because there is no guarantee that they will work with the next release of Vegas, or be included as an option with the next releases... For instance, Mercalli plugins were included as an option with V14, but the plugins (I paid extra for) would not work with V15/V16... Therefore, instead of upgrading to V16 I bought the Mercalli 4 stand-alone which included the Vegas plug-ins for $285... IMO Mercalli 4 provides better stabilization than the built-in stabilization included with V16 & the plugins work with all modern releases of Vegas...

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair i150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (QSV) in 13s-14s when clocked at 5.0 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 32TB RAID0--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using cheap Mellanox2 Adapters
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

Josh-J wrote on 7/8/2019, 7:07 PM

I have a question. The last Build I have for Vegas Pro is Build 424. With this sale that is going on, is this Pro 16 sale some major upgrade we have to pay for? Or is it saying the new features are what is part of Pro 17? It's super misleading and I am trying to make an informed purchasing decision.

vkmast wrote on 7/9/2019, 1:33 AM

From the product pages, e.g. https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/:

is this Pro 16 sale some major upgrade we have to pay for?

"Buy VEGAS Pro 16 now and when Version 17 is released, you'll get it free."

It is not an update/new build of Vegas Pro 16. Vegas Pro 17 is the upgrade. Please read some of the comments/opinions earlier in this thread.

is it saying the new features are what is part of Pro 17?

It is giving you a "Sneak Peak of VEGAS Pro 17".

 

DesertSweeper wrote on 7/10/2019, 10:26 AM

And in an unprecedented move, Magix extends their nail-biting 16+17 offer to the 23rd of July...whew - thank goodness as I missed yesterdays final deadline to upgrade...

vkmast wrote on 7/10/2019, 12:41 PM

@DesertSweeper thanks for notifying so eloquently your fellow users of the extension of the Vegas Pro 16+17 offer. Your comment, while maybe biting, was not quite correct (sic) though. I have no idea why you chose to use the word "unprecedented" as anyone (incl. yourself) who has been keeping an eye on these special offers knows that this has indeed happened before. Please see e.g. here and the five subsequent comments.

 

DesertSweeper wrote on 7/10/2019, 1:02 PM

I was in fact being mildly sarcastic vkmast...My apologies, but they do my head in with their relentless endless marketing push only matched by their relentless endless "special discount" offers.

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 7/11/2019, 1:53 PM

Wonder if I can still upgrade from an older version...

vkmast wrote on 7/11/2019, 2:48 PM

@Howard-Vigorita do not wonder, test this. Log in to your "My Account" at https://www.magix.com/us/support/my-service-center/ and go to "My products" there. "For each registered software you will find a serial number that can be use[đ] to purchase the upgrade to the newest available version."

You could also go to https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/support/ and you should see the "Let's Chat" online button ATM. (Pre-sales and registration help is available via online live chat from 12pm-4pm U.S. Central Standard Time [weekdays]). That of course only if you are really serious about this and not "mildly" joking...

Grazie wrote on 7/11/2019, 4:53 PM

Wonder if I can still upgrade from an older version...

@Howard-Vigorita - Ah, I’ve gone all nostalgic.... Look at that Smithy bashing that Foundry Anvil. Thanks for sharing the Piccie.

Grazie

PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti

PC 10 64-bit 64gb * Intel® Core™i9 - 3.3GHz * 40Gb NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 2070

Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX60HS Bridge

DesertSweeper wrote on 7/11/2019, 11:22 PM

@Howard-Vigorita can you let us know please, if it is possible, at that price.

joost-berk wrote on 7/12/2019, 3:20 AM

GPU accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC”

One of the new VP17 features ... I know that VP16 has HW encoding of these formats, so obviously it hadn’t got hw decoding. So maybe this will improve playback?

do you know any other features ?

worst moment to upgrade for me in term of money, but... i'm an idiot, I purchased a Vegas Pro licence instead of an Edit one. the upgrade is 100$ more expensive and i never use the additionnal third party content lol.. (<-- call me stupid yes :( ..)

by curiosity, is a downgrade possible ?)

You can always cross-grade to VP-edit if you come from e.g. VP-suite. No problem!

Vegas Pro user since version 1.2

OS: Windows 10 Pro 1809

CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X

RAM: 32GB

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR

Monitoring: Black Magic Design DeckLink SDI 4K

Audio: M-Audio M-Track Eight ASIO

Controller: Behringer X-Touch

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 7/12/2019, 12:30 PM

@DesertSweeper

@Howard-Vigorita can you let us know please, if it is possible, at that price.

Ha, ha @vkmast got it mostly right. I would be surprised if it were eligible if only because I don't have a serial number recorded for it but I don't actually know since I've upgraded all along and am upgrading from v16 myself. The 1st serial no I have recorded is for Vegas Video v3 back in the good old days when registration was strictly optional. But no, I won't part with my older versions... saving them for my 100th birthday in case antique road show comes to town.

vkmast wrote on 7/12/2019, 1:16 PM

There's a one upgrade per serial number policy which means that "only one user can make an upgrade from a previous version" (this from Magix Sales Dept.). If you "wish to contact Sales Team regarding orders, contracts, upgrades" please try and ask using https://support2.magix.com/customer/en/request/ or infoservice@magix.net.

(Note also this very recent post elsewhere.)

Marty74 wrote on 7/14/2019, 1:54 AM

by curiosity, is a downgrade possible ?)

You can always cross-grade to VP-edit if you come from e.g. VP-suite. No problem!

I come from Vegas Movie Studio 14 -> Vegas Movie Studio 15 -> Vegas Pro 15 -> Vegas Pro 16 (Not the Suite and not the Edit, the one in the middle).

vkmast wrote on 7/14/2019, 3:10 AM

@Marty74 why not try asking what is possible for you by using one of the links I mentioned in my comment just above yours?

DesertSweeper wrote on 7/15/2019, 9:41 AM

Not to be controversial or anything but I am in fact glad they extended the 16/17 deal. I was considering the "pro" upgrade which is $249 - just $50 shy of buying Resolve outright. So for me it is a question of do I continue with Vegas or end it once and for all go in that direction - with "free for life" upgrades. And the extension is giving me the opportunity to play with Resolve for longer, before biting that bullet. Despite those above advising against the Pro version - I do use the Mercalli Plugin and find it works perfectly