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  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 2:26 AM

    price of upgrade to V5.5

    I may have missed the post but I can't find the listed price for upgrading Symphony v5 to v5.5. I have seen various people asking for the price but getting no reply. Is it out there yet ?

  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 2:49 AM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    Working on getting you some info, Simon.

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  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 3:07 AM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    All versions of symp including 5 to 5.5 is $995.
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  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 4:01 AM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    Thanks Larry,  must be something wrapped up in in that $995 worth waiting for....I hope.

  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 3:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    Simon Coldrick:
    must be something wrapped up in in that $995 worth waiting for....I hope.

     

    Nothing that the MC users aren't getting for a fraction of that price. Unless it includes Phrase Find, which I doubt.

     

    This is getting very old. I understand the price difference for buying a Symphony, if you need the few extra features. But in this case, where the Symphony owner gets nothing extra for his upgrade price... very disappointing. :-(

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  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 7:18 PM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    The reality is that I think most owners will be passing on this one. I can think of quite a few 3rd party tools that will enhance productivity and expand my pallette for less money.

     

  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 11:34 PM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    That said, the Find feature and the Quicktime AMA color level source settings plus the Euphonix support (without Color) makes me want this upgrade.

     

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  • Thu, Mar 3 2011 11:49 PM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    I hate to be a cup half empty kind of a guy- but you could argue that an AMA color level source setting is a feature that was overlooked when AMA was implemented. You might also argue that that the Euphonix Color grading panel was the one panel that Symphony owners truly wanted, not a whole load of twiddly programmable buttons.

  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 3:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    TCurren:
    This is getting very old. I understand the price difference for buying a Symphony, if you need the few extra features. But in this case, where the Symphony owner gets nothing extra for his upgrade price... very disappointing. :-(

    Yes I agree. This is totally lame and I can't see how this price difference in upgrades can be justified. I think someone pointed out on another thread how Symphony doesn't even have a few features that MC has because Symphony can't run in software only mode. Totally unacceptable in my opinion...

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  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 6:54 AM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    it feels like Avid are killing Symphony through neglect and over-pricing.

  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 8:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    I wonder what Avid does with the revenue generated from the extra money that the Symphony upgrades bring in. They don't seem to put any of it into Symphony development...

     

     

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  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    Simon Coldrick:

    it feels like Avid are killing Symphony through neglect and over-pricing.

     

    hmm, where have I heard that before? Oh, yes, it was about DS. Hey Symphony users, welcome to the group!

     

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  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 10:56 PM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    Tommyp:
    where have I heard that before?
    It seems to have been an Avid pricing philosophy since day 1 and not particularly aimed at any group in the Avid stable. Only a couple of years back MC Adrenaline users used were charged up to 3x as much as an MC software user for the same upgrade.

    In the same vein.... why is BCC for Symphony so much more expensive than for MC which is and was already so much more than for Pro?    Got to love those grey suits.

     

  • Fri, Mar 4 2011 11:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    So MC5 upgrade to 5.5 is $150 and Symphony is $995? If so, that's a huge difference!!

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  • Sat, Mar 5 2011 7:28 AM In reply to

    Re: price of upgrade to V5.5

    can anyone list a new feature that has been added exclusively to Symphony since V3.0 to justify the inflated upgrade price?

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