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  • Thu, Dec 11 2008 7:57 PM

    • Snowball
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    Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    Hi

    I have just upgraded from Xpress Pro 5.8 to MC 3.0 (today) and was pleasently surprised to find that the bundle came with Avid FX 5.8.

    I had previously considered purchasing Avid Toolkit to get my hands on FX and Avid 3D.

    Now I find I have two components of Toolkit (Avid DVD and FX) handed to me via the MC 3.0 upgrade but I still want to buy Avid 3D.  Is it not possible to buy this application as a stand-alone because it seems daft for me to shell out a grand for a bundle containing two programs I already own.

    Does Avid have any plans to offer Avid 3D as a standalone purchase?

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  • Thu, Dec 11 2008 8:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    Avid toolkit and Avid Studio are not sold anymore.

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  • Thu, Dec 11 2008 10:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    Really?  What's this product then? http://www.avid.com/products/1284.htm

    And how can I get my hands on a copy of Avid 3D?

    iMac 3.4GH i7 27" OSX 10.8.2 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 Radeon HD 6970M 2048MB MC7.0 and me old.. XP Pro SP2 MC v3.5 QT v7.4.5.67 HP xw8200; 2gb RAM; Intel... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Dec 12 2008 7:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    oops, toolkit is discontinued. Sorry. I don't think it is sold as a separate product.

    Dell Precision 670, Xeon 3Ghz 3GB Memory 1 x 250 systemdisk, Gb 2x500 Gb datadisks, 4x 1Tb datadisks, Soundblaster Audigy, Quadro FX 1400, MC latest, Mojo... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Fri, Dec 12 2008 7:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    oops, toolkit is discontinued. Sorry. I don't think it is sold as a separate product.

    Dell Precision 670, Xeon 3Ghz 3GB Memory 1 x 250 systemdisk, Gb 2x500 Gb datadisks, 4x 1Tb datadisks, Soundblaster Audigy, Quadro FX 1400, MC latest, Mojo... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Fri, Dec 12 2008 11:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    If it has been discontinued why is being advertised on the website?  There's no information there to say it has been discontinued...

    If I can't get my hands on Avid 3D can you reccommend a good alternative?

    iMac 3.4GH i7 27" OSX 10.8.2 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 Radeon HD 6970M 2048MB MC7.0 and me old.. XP Pro SP2 MC v3.5 QT v7.4.5.67 HP xw8200; 2gb RAM; Intel... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Dec 12 2008 12:42 PM In reply to

    • berga
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    Re: Why buy Avid Toolkit after MC 3.0 upgrade? Advice please

    Snowball:

    If it has been discontinued why is being advertised on the website?  There's no information there to say it has been discontinued...

    If I can't get my hands on Avid 3D can you reccommend a good alternative?

    1. Because someone forget to remove it from the website.

    2. Softimage XSI, but it has not the temples You find in Avid 3D (aka Softimage 3D).

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