Solved Just Upgraded to Movie Studio 16 Suite March 2020

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New member to the site.

Just upgraded to Movie Studio 16 Suite in March.
I didn't realize they were going to release '17 soon afterwards.

Is it worth for me to upgrade to 17 with the special price or should I wait for maybe even 18, which I realize will be a long, long way off.
Not sure if there is a great difference between 16 and 17.

Any input would be appreciated.
12 May 2020 12:24 #1

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Hi Joe - welcome to the MSZ Forum :)

It's not worth upgrading a 2nd time, however I have a better suggestion for you!

Since you only just upgraded to v16 in March, I would recommend you politely ask Vegas Sales Support if you can be upgraded to Vegas Movie Studio Suite 17 for free.
I can't make any promises, but it certainly can't hurt!

I have heard back from many different people over the years, who were in a similar situation, and they asked for the "new new" version after just buying the last version. If it is less than 2 months since you bought Vegas, I think they may let you have v18.
www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/support/

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Derek
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12 May 2020 15:22 #2

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DrZen had a typo.. it's VMS17 you should ask for.
** When I got VMS16 I asked for a refund after a month only to re-buy a better bundle they offered.

#Moderator Edit: Thanks FayFen - I fixed the typo!#
12 May 2020 15:57 #3

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I did email them, requesting for a possible deal to upgrade to 17 but they simply replied they couldn't help me.

Since I bought mine march 8th, it was beyond the 30 days when 17 studio came out, they said there wasn't anything they could do.

We understand your annoyance that the program you bought some time ago has now been released in a new version. As the owner of a previous version, you have already received an upgrade offer from us, which offers you a significant price advantage. Since we release a new version once a year, your purchase is not so timely that a free upgrade would be possible.

We hope for your understanding.

Ya, I'm a bit disappointed, but with all that is happening in the world this year, it's not a super big deal.
Unless '16 is a train-wreck, I'll just wait until '18 happens and skip '17 all together.

I'm using this for a hobby more than anything else.

Thanks for the quick replies, I'll plan to visit the forum now and then
13 May 2020 11:51 #4

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Version 16 is NOT a train wreck !
It works very well.

I would recommend you wait until v18 comes out in 12 months.
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Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems. If you would like to share some love, post a customer testimonial or make a donation.
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13 May 2020 13:07 #5

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Hi Joe,

Just finished replying to your post in the "Hardware" section.

Just so you know, it is probably for the best that Magix did not provide the upgrade to VMS 17 for you. Your current system, especially the iGPU, does not meet the specifications for VMS 17. In other words, "You would really be hating editing then!"

But, since it is recommended to wait out another year, at least go to the Magix site for Vegas Movie Studio, look at the "Specifications" that are recommended there for Version 17, and start planning for that "New and Improved, Super-Uber, Pixel Crushing Video Editor"! Hey, since you now have some recommendations for the GPU, that is one item you can move over to the "New Build".

Oh, and I definitely concur with The Doc about Version 16. It IS NOT a train wreck! I am that version only, with no other NLE's, including any other Vegas Movie Studio or Vegas Pro versions. To know the hardware it is running on, check my signature, and swap the CPU for the 2920x, and the GPU is the RTX 2070 Founder's Edition (non-Super variant). That rig runs great with Version 16. One of those "if its working fine, why mess with it?" moments!

Happy Editing!
Asus X399-e ROG Strix /2950X/64 GB Corsair/XFX Radeon VII/SoundBlaster Zx/Win 10 Pro 64-Bit. Vegas Pro 17 Edit/Vegas MSP 16 Suite/SoundForge Studio 12.6/Magix Xara Photo & Graphics Design/Hitfilm Express 14. Intel 750 PCIe with OS & Apps, Samsung 960 & 970 1TB EVO PCIe for source footage.
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