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  • Mon, Jun 17 2019 12:44 PM

    • addinski
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    Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Hi,

    what are my options to upgrade to the new media composer 2019, when I have a perpetual license of MC2018 with no active support plan?

     

    Do I need to buy a new perp. license or can I buy a an update somehow? Subscription service only is not an option for me. I want a perp. license.

    Thanks.

    Andre.

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  • Mon, Jun 17 2019 1:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Andre

    email me off forum and include your system ID and MyAvid email address and the content of this post.

    I will advise and see ehat can be done.

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  • Mon, Jun 17 2019 3:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Thanks Marianna. Done.

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  • Tue, Jun 18 2019 8:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Short answer for anybody interrested:

    option 1: You can purchase a crossgrade to get the latest version of Media Composer Ultimate. However, buying a crossgrade will convert your license into a subscription-based, or a rental version.

    option 2: Buy a new perpetual license of Media Composer.

    Both bad options i think. I´ll stick with what I have for now and see how far it goes.

    Thanks anyway. Andre.

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  • Tue, Jun 18 2019 9:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    I actually think the crossgrade offer is very interesting. Also gives you the Symphony, NewsCutter, PhraseFind and ScriptSync options in that offer.

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  • Wed, Jun 19 2019 3:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Job ter Burg:

    I actually think the crossgrade offer is very interesting. Also gives you the Symphony, NewsCutter, PhraseFind and ScriptSync options in that offer.

    Yea but then you dont own it and are forced to pay to  access your own intellectual property if you let the sub cease. 

     

     

  • Thu, Jun 20 2019 5:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    I have a subscription for MC Ultimate.  I'd like to install v2019, but it's so drastically different, that I also want to keep v2018.  Can I have both versions installed at the same time and choose which one to launch?  Or once I update to v2019, there's no going back without a full uninstall and reinstall to a previous version?

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  • Thu, Jun 20 2019 6:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Sam,

    No you cant install both on the same machine.  You shoudl finish your project then go to 2019.6.  UNless you have another boot drive and can install it on that and when you launch the Mac - boot from that drive and use the new software.  if you need to go back... reboot to the internal boot drive. 

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  • Thu, Jun 20 2019 6:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Sam Beckett:
    I'd like to install v2019, but it's so drastically different, that I also want to keep v2018.  Can I have both versions installed at the same time and choose which one to launch?

    You can't have both installed on the same system. 

    Sam Beckett:
    Or once I update to v2019, there's no going back without a full uninstall and reinstall to a previous version?

    You could have both on a dual boot system.

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  • Fri, Jun 21 2019 1:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Updating to Media Composer 2019

    Sad to hear, but thank you for confirming.

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