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Old 10-29-2022, 03:47 AM
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Default Will Avid force all HDX users onto FLEX?

Little bit worrying this. I currently pay £380 or so every year to upgrade my HDX system perpetual license (tbh I've never needed the support but I guess it is there). I just asked my reseller about the future of HDX updating since FLEX (the only new service that includes HDX) costs £1000 per year which is rather a hike and one I would never make. This is his response.
"AVID will eventually look to transition the Ultimate license holders to FLEX (as this is the replacement for it), but it's still up in the air as to what that will look like. Rumour has it it'll be mid next year before we see any major push"
So it looks like the price will increase by over £600 just to keep updated. Not now but sometime soon.
Any thoughts on this? What would you do when push comes to shove? Stop updating?
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Old 10-29-2022, 06:10 AM
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Little bit worrying this. I currently pay £380 or so every year to upgrade my HDX system perpetual license (tbh I've never needed the support but I guess it is there). I just asked my reseller about the future of HDX updating since FLEX (the only new service that includes HDX) costs £1000 per year which is rather a hike and one I would never make. This is his response.
"AVID will eventually look to transition the Ultimate license holders to FLEX (as this is the replacement for it), but it's still up in the air as to what that will look like. Rumour has it it'll be mid next year before we see any major push"
So it looks like the price will increase by over £600 just to keep updated. Not now but sometime soon.
Any thoughts on this? What would you do when push comes to shove? Stop updating?
Pretty sure that $1k is the straight up "Subscription" price----

Not the annual renewal price of a current perpetual license with the Support and Update plan.. And yes the question is will a current "Ultimate license " in your account eventually simply be switched to the name "Flex" and will it continue to be the same "Renewal" price as a the renewal has been (i.e. $399 USD ?)
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Old 10-29-2022, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: Will Avid force all HDX users onto FLEX?

Indeed you are right, there is still the current support and update plan which I currently have and am renewing BUT my question to the reseller was what will happen in the short/medium term after the new flex subscription service has bedded in. ie will Avid start to force perpetual users (for, I'm sure, a very tempting credit initially) to a full Flex subscription if they want to keep the product upgraded?
Let's hope Avid continue the update/service plan for a while...
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Default Re: Will Avid force all HDX users onto FLEX?

In theory, if you bought renewal for 100 years today you would never need to worry about it in your lifetime.
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Old 10-29-2022, 08:18 AM
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Indeed you are right, there is still the current support and update plan which I currently have and am renewing BUT my question to the reseller was what will happen in the short/medium term after the new flex subscription service has bedded in. ie will Avid start to force perpetual users (for, I'm sure, a very tempting credit initially) to a full Flex subscription if they want to keep the product upgraded?
Let's hope Avid continue the update/service plan for a while...
Humm not sure what "bedded in" means BUT
The subscription only model has been going for 3 years the only thing that has changed is the name from an Ultimate subscription to a Flex subscription, and the Ultimate subscription has always been considerably more money than renewing a current Ultimate Update/Support plan ? Not sure why you think anything is different now ? ..
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Old 10-29-2022, 12:56 PM
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Dunno... was just a bit spooked by the reseller's reply I guess. Hopefully there is nothing to worry about. Thanks for replying.
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Old 10-29-2022, 01:32 PM
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Dunno... was just a bit spooked by the reseller's reply I guess. Hopefully there is nothing to worry about. Thanks for replying.
Don't get me wrong I suppose Avid could in the future drop the renewal option But I am guessing that might not be an optimal business move,

And the same speculation about the demise of the perpetual license renewal was offered when the subscription model went into effect in 2019 and did not materialize and I believe Avid is still selling HDX systems with Ultimate perpetual license .
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