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Old 05-31-2020, 03:55 PM
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Default PT 11 upgrade to 2020 or new licence?

Hi Guys,

I have PT 11.3.0 and thinking of getting the latest PT (2020?) on subscription. Mainly as I've got a few plugins behaving a bit strange and think the update might be the answer.

I'm eligible for the education pricing and wondering....

- can I keep my 11.3.0 licence and just get a new licence for 2020? (rather than upgrading/crossgrading).

- if so I could theoretically go back to using 11.3.0 if I ever needed to?

- should I buy from Avid? (there's currently 25% off which seems good!)

- what happens if if I don't renew my subscription after the year? Does it still work but i'm 'stuck' on whatever the latest update I have is? Or stop working completely?

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Old 05-31-2020, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: PT 11 upgrade to 2020 or new licence?

Obviously you can always buy a new license/subscription and keep using the old whatever version you have. No problem there. EDU pricing and eligiblity is however something you need to ask your local Avid dealer.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for the clarification JFreak.

And what happens when my 1 year subscription ends? PT doesn't work? Or am I stuck at the latest version I have?

Sorry for the questions!
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:56 AM
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If you subscribe, PT wont start when you dont pay. If you pay for perpetual license, PT starts but you are stuck on the version released last day of your active support plan


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Old 06-01-2020, 03:58 AM
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Also you need to know that Avid stopped selling "reinstatements" (of lapsed support plan) last year so if you do not "renew" the plan yearly there is a good chance you need a new license when you want to update your PT version


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Old 06-01-2020, 04:15 AM
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Thanks JFreak - that makes sense.

The sub plan sounds fine for my purposes and happy to renew each year (was just checking). Could obviously then buy perpetual at the end of a year If I felt that was the way to go..
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:17 AM
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PS - great rigs in your sig.

And - not far of single figures with the handicap, awesome!
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Thanks. We only have 4mth golf season in Finland


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Wow - yes, must be trying conditions (although picturesque I imagine!).

If I get PT 2020 can I use my existing ilok (an iLok 2) or do I need a newie? In terms of will it get messy with licences for both on there etc?

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If I get PT 2020 can I use my existing ilok (an iLok 2) or do I need a newie? In terms of will it get messy with licences for both on there etc?
One license key is good for more licenses you likely ever have
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