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  • Magix software

     Michael West updated 6 years ago 7 Members · 18 Posts
  • Aaron Star

    June 13, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Has anyone else downloaded trials of the magix software? The UI design, and what Magix considers to be pro input and output concerns me. They basically will do pretty much any pro format on input with pro x, but only do specific non pro formats like h264 on output. That is what I consider consumer grade software.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this?

  • Steve Rhoden

    June 14, 2016 at 1:46 am

    That is nothing to be concerned over Aaron, Vegas collection is not gonna follow any of that trend…
    And will also help them to step up their game.

    Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
    Film Maker & VFX Artist.
    Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
    Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
    https://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia

  • Russ Froze

    June 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    You’re not alone Aaron, but, like Steve I put stock in what Vegas already has in place for codec license. Do not fear or get upset, there are some really kickass solutions out that right now for free. Meanwhile give the folks at Magix a chance, at least they are willing to try and carry the ball. However should there be but a slight hint at a subscription model…. all bets are off for me.
    Russ Froze

  • George Dean

    June 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    The Pro X version trial has various AVI codec like CineForm, YUV, Blackmagic, etc. As you state, I don’t see any ProRes or DNx codec and others. I’m not concerned this will effect future Vegas Pro releases. I think Magix will explore features in Magix that Vegas doesn’t have and features in Vegas that Magix doesn’t have. How much they integrate them in the future, we don’t know yet. I think they will be smart about how much they intermingle.

    Best Regards……George

  • Steve Rhoden

    June 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Russ, no need to worry about a subscription model at least for now, they clearly mention that they are
    not going down that route at all….

    Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
    Film Maker & VFX Artist.
    Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
    Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
    https://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia

  • Francois Blawat

    June 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Aaron,

    I was just reading on Magix’s website about their software registration and that the fact that products with something called a P3 serial number program requires an Internet connection at least once a month to to validate the license. “Once a month” to validate the license???? This almost sounds like what Steam requires for games and that is why I avoid any Steam related games.

    Here is the link:
    Website: https://www.magix.com/us/support/technical-support/#c69706

    I like to use my video editing system Offline and I hope this is NOT what Vegas Pro will be going to once the transfer has completed!

    Magix, please update my question regarding if Yes this is what Magix is planning on doing or if No, it will be kept the same as it is now.

    Thanks.

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    FixitMad

  • Russ Froze

    June 15, 2016 at 6:24 am

    [Francois Blawat] “something called a P3 serial number program requires an Internet connection at least once a month to to validate the license. “

    Well that leaves me out, my customers value their privacy ain’t happening in my Studio so I guess it’s Good Bye Vegas, Hello multi platform Resolve or Lightworks and yes even Videolan is developing a free NLE
    Russ Froze

  • Russ Froze

    June 15, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Well Steve, it’s been mentioned Magix will need to visit my machine once per month to check licenses and that’s a deal breaker for me.
    Russ Froze

  • Steve Rhoden

    June 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Visiting your system once per month for validation is not a subscription payment plan Russ.
    But i will admit, i really do not like that method of software validation still.

  • Francois Blawat

    June 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    @Russ Froze

    I was only mentioning that Magix currently uses that with some of their products that use something called the P3 serial. I just want Magix to confirm they will NOT be going this route with Vegas Pro and the other software they purchased from Sony Creative Software.

    If they are, I am certainly thinking twice about what I will be going to.

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    FixitMad

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