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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Vegas Upgrade Only Available from Sony?

According to the VideoGuys website, you can only purchase an upgrade to Vegas 9 directly from Sony. Is this correct? In the past, I know I purchased previous upgrades from B&H and Videoguys for much less than what Sony was charging. This must be a new change and a way for Sony to add to their bottom line, eh? Also, I'm upgrading to Vegas 9 for 64 bit. Is there anything I need to be aware of (technical issues or problems) before moving forward with this?

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Old July 8th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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A few weeks ago I found it impossible to find any upgrade price anywhere in the UK/EU (to go from Vegas 7E to 9E - details in the thread linked below) until I thought to look at the Sony site! As you seem to be finding, all (my) usual pro video suppliers just did not have any Vegas upgrade listed. I therefore suspect you're right, the upgrade is only available directly from Sony.

Vegas 7E to 9E Upgrade - How?

In my case I had to import it from the USA and pay a little extra taxes etc. (even if you select UK and pay in Sterling on the Sony site it gets shipped from the USA and then a bill arrives for the extra tax a few days later).

But all in all, I think the price (at a little over 200) was a good one for the lightning speed and stability that I'm now seeing (probably helped by the new i7 Win 64 Bit PC I'm using too).
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Old July 8th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Check the SCS website. They have a really good deal going on to upgrade to Vegas Pro 9:

Sony Creative Software - Online Store - Upgrade to Vegas Pro 9 from Vegas
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Old July 8th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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Jay, when I clicked on the link I only saw the regular prices.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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D.J., assuming you're upgrading an older version of Vegas, Sony just announced a 20% price cut sale bringing the download version price down to US$187.96
Upgrade to Vegas Pro 9 from Vegas
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Old July 9th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #6
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The 20% off sale goes through July 31, 2010.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #7
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I bought Platinum a few weeks ago from Amazon for about $103 +/-. If I upgrade to Pro for $188 my total investment for Pro is $291! Why would anyone pay retail, even at Amazon?

Am I missing something? If not, I'll plunk the plastic.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #8
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I bought Platinum a few weeks ago from Amazon for about $103 +/-. If I upgrade to Pro for $188 my total investment for Pro is $291! Why would anyone pay retail, even at Amazon?

Am I missing something? If not, I'll plunk the plastic.
Yes you are missing something.
Platinum is a Vegas Movie Studio package. To upgrade from that to Vegas Pro is $388.
The $188 deal is for those upgrading from an earlier version of Vegas Pro to the current release.
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