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Old 07-23-2017, 11:35 AM
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Default Which license do I buy for PT12.8?

Hi guys,

I've been out of the PT game for a while, but i'm looking to hop back on and fully get to grips with it now. I brought PT10 as a student version, which gave me 4 years free upgrades, with which I managed to upgrade my version to PT11. Now, my 4 years upgrades has run it's course now and I need to get PT12.8 in order for PT to run on my system.
I missed the whole introduction to these annual plans that they've now brought in, so I am at an absolute loss as to which one I should get? Do I need to buy PT outright for $500+? Or could I get the annual upgrade package at $290?
Any help on this would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Which license do I buy for PT12.8?

For the basic (non HD) version the restatement upgrade cost is $299. That will last you a year. Then you'd pay $99 per year after that to get the latest releases.


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Old 07-23-2017, 02:24 PM
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For the basic (non HD) version the restatement upgrade cost is $299. That will last you a year. Then you'd pay $99 per year after that to get the latest releases.


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Old 07-23-2017, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Which license do I buy for PT12.8?

Whoa there .... first of all,

Let's get a few facts in place, then we can offer proper advice ...

OP, please confirm, when did you originally buy PT10 with four years of free upgrades?
What's the exact date?
Does it show up in your Avid account with a registration date?

The reason I ask, is that it is very likely you were entitled to get PT12 free of charge, as well as PT11.

Depending on the date and circumstances of original purchase, you may still be within one year of your four years of free upgrades.

So it is possible that Avid may give you your PT12 free upgrade as of the last day of your four year period. And if that is less than 12 minutes maths ago, or actually 13 months ago, as there is always a one month grace period, then you might be able to get an update plan for $99 rather than paying $299 for the reinstatement plan.

Anyway, as I say, tell us the exact details of when you purchased it originally, and we can work things up from there.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:52 PM
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Whoa there .... first of all,

Let's get a few facts in place, then we can offer proper advice ...

OP, please confirm, when did you originally buy PT10 with four years of free upgrades?
What's the exact date?
Does it show up in your Avid account with a registration date?

The reason I ask, is that it is very likely you were entitled to get PT12 free of charge, as well as PT11.

Depending on the date and circumstances of original purchase, you may still be within one year of your four years of free upgrades.

So it is possible that Avid may give you your PT12 free upgrade as of the last day of your four year period. And if that is less than 12 minutes maths ago, or actually 13 months ago, as there is always a one month grace period, then you might be able to get an update plan for $99 rather than paying $299 for the reinstatement plan.

Anyway, as I say, tell us the exact details of when you purchased it originally, and we can work things up from there.
Hey man. Registration date for PT10 was on the 12/25/11. Which I presume means 25th November 2012 (i'm from the UK, we date things slightly differently )? The latest PT upgrade I have in my subscriptions is PT 12.3.1, but that won't run with my operating system (10.12.3) so i've read.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Which license do I buy for PT12.8?

I'm also in the U.K.!

So, 25th December 2011 is when your four years began.

Same date in 2015 is when it ended.

Good to know that you got a free upgrade to PT12, as you say 12.3.1 is the latest version in your account. Did you get that automatically in your account?

So, the next issue is this ...

When you were given PT12, did you get an update and support plan with it, or not? Many people didn't get one, I had to argue for mine.

If you did get one, what was it's expiry date? This is important, because you are entitled to all versions of PT12 up to that expiry date.

If you didn't get one, you should ask them about it, as you should have had one. Even though it would have run out by now, it might have got you later versions of PT12 during its 12 month lifespan than you currently have.

But, given that any such plan will have run out by now, you are faced with buying the $299 reinstatement plan to get yourself totally current again.

Sorry it's not better news.
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