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.
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.
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.
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.
[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
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.