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Old 06-18-2019, 11:37 AM
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:38 AM
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so what is the advantage to going to subscription?
As of July, it'll be half as much money as perpetual, to renew every year.

That's it.



This is pretty clearly another step toward a fully (and only) Adobe style subscription based model.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:46 AM
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As of July, it'll be half as much money as perpetual, to renew every year.

That's it.



This is pretty clearly another step toward a fully (and only) Adobe style subscription based model.
but adobe is a well run company. Avid is riddled with debt and every day I fully expect to see it go bankrupt in the news. Im not giving up my living betting on the off chance that avid will be around for the next 20 years.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:56 AM
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but adobe is a well run company. Avid is riddled with debt and every day I fully expect to see it go bankrupt in the news. Im not giving up my living betting on the off chance that avid will be around for the next 20 years.
And the Adobe subscription is a fairly good deal.. Have you seen all the apps you get with it? Not so with this overpriced subscription from AVID. I would be tempted if AVIDs other products were grouped together for 49.00 a month. As it stands @ 29 a month, it is not a good deal for me.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:07 PM
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If you already have a perpetual license you can crossgrade it to 99/year subscription
who in their right mind would surrender a perpetual license to 'crossgrade' to a subscription

also what happens when they eventually raise that subscription price by 100% as well
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:27 PM
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who in their right mind would surrender a perpetual license to 'crossgrade' to a subscription
Someone who wants to save 200/year?
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:29 PM
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Someone who wants to save 200/year?
how are they saving $200 a year?
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:48 PM
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Ok , cool . How do I do that?
You DON'T! Because it wouldn’t be smart to give up a license you own to spend money on a monthly rental you don't own.

And Avid is counting on that.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:52 PM
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You DON'T! Because it wouldn’t be smart to give up a license you own to spend money on a monthly rental you don't own.

And Avid is counting on that.
Exactly, I can't believe this is happening. No more renewal for me....
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:16 PM
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how are they saving $200 a year?
Yeah you’re saving $100 per year not $200, but with that, you give up the option standing on a certain version because you surrender your perpetual license.

As others have pointed out, you can only play if you pay. You’ll lose the ability to open any of your sessions once you stop paying you subscription because PT will cease to work.

While I agree $199 per year isn’t that huge of a deal, and is a business expense, or even the price of yearly hobby if that’s what you’re doing, it is the way it is being rolled out.

I for one will not surrender a perpetual license.
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