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  • Mon, Sep 22 2014 6:01 PM

    • djluke
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    upgrade to support plan what happens to boris?

    I'm one of those old guys that believes in buying software outright and then grumbling about the cost of upgrades.  Now I'll have a new paradigm to grumble about.

    So if I buy the support plan subscription for $300 per year, and I get the uprade from 6.5 to 7, will i lose avid fx (aka boris red)? I also own BCC 8 plugin. Does that go away and must i upgrade that as well?

    Have any others in my situation dove into the subscription pool? How is it going?

  • Mon, Sep 22 2014 6:25 PM In reply to

    Re: upgrade to support plan what happens to boris?

    djluke:
    and I get the uprade from 6.5 to 7, will i lose avid fx (aka boris red)? I also own BCC 8 plugin. Does that go away and must i upgrade that as well?
    Both Avid FX (from MC6.5) and BCC 8 work with both MC 7.x and MC 8.x

    djluke:
    So if I buy the support plan subscription for $300 per year,
    If you buy this you get all the upgrade that Avid does for the 12 months following your purchasing your support plan.

    Neither Boris Red nor BCC are included in the Perpetual users support plan OR the subscription (annual or monthly) plans.  (IMO BCC Lites 4 effects cannot be considered as BCC if you own and have been used to running the full versions of BCC)

  • Mon, Sep 22 2014 6:29 PM In reply to

    Re: upgrade to support plan what happens to boris?

    There's an MC8 FAQ that covers these items:

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/faq/Media-Composer-8-FAQ

    The versions of BCC and Avid FX you're using with MC6.5 will continue to work with MC8.  You don't get any upgrades for that stuff with the subscription.  What you do get is listed here:

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/Options-and-3rd-Party-Products-for-Media-Composer-Software/

    Hope that helps.

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