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    Default Upgrading plat/pro 9

    Hi

    I have downloaded a trial of sony vegas 9 platinum and been using it for the last 2 weeks, I love the software, it has been a steep learning curve but have learnt loads just reading through this forum.

    If I buy sony vegas 9 platinum will Ibe able to upgrade to sony vegas 9 pro at a later stage once I am familiar with platinum and would I have to pay the full price for it or would I get discounted price as an upgrade?

    Reason why I ask this is that I am considering purchasing pro 9 after my trial as I dont want to layout money now and then upgraded say in a few months from now to pro 9, would rather take the plunge now.

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    You can not upgrade from the Platnium version 9 to Pro 9. You must have Vegas Pro 8 in order to up grade to Pro 9. A lot of people misunderstand about Vegas Movie Platnium 9 Pro pack is the same as Vegas pro 9. The Pro 9 cost 5 times more than movie Platnium 9. Platnium 9 Pro pack is simply is a package deal. It contains DVD Architect, Cinescore and Sony Sound forge. Hope this help.

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    Thank you for the reply,think I am going to buy vegas 9 pro if that the case.

    Ivan

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    WAIT.

    PhungUSA is possibly leading you up the garden path.

    You cannot upgrade from Vegas Movie Studio Platinum to Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Pro Pack.

    You can upgrade from Vegas Movie Studio Platinum to Vegas Pro 9.

    What's more it used to be (and may still be - I haven't checked) CHEAPER to buy Vegas Movie Studio and the upgrade to Vegas Pro, than buying Vegas Pro outright in the first place. (All totally legit from Sony Creative Software). I've had thanks from people who've saved in the order of $100 by doing it this way.
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    OK I've done a check. Prices from Sony Creative Software website.
    Prices in UK Pounds without VAT (taxes)

    Sony Vegas Pro 9: 445.46

    What you are considering:
    Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum: 64.95
    Upgrade to Vegas Pro 9 (download) : 335.95
    TOTAL 400.90

    Cheaper (if you want to do it all now)
    Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD: 23.95
    Upgrade to Vegas Pro 9 (download): 335.95
    TOTAL 359.90

    Boxed product os a few pounds more.
    Tim

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    Hi Tim

    Thank you for the trouble of finding this out,just to clarify I will then download sony vegas movie studio hd and then download veagas pro 9 = 359.90?

    I appreciate your help on this.

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    Nearly. You'll need to add VAT or whatever your local sales tax is to that figure, but that's how I read it. And it's worked for others in the past. Good luck.
    And as a little bonus, you can even legitimately SELL the licence for VMSHD (although it won't include the facility to upgrade)
    Tim

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    [quote=TimStannard;128537]WAIT.

    PhungUSA is possibly leading you up the garden path.

    You cannot upgrade from Vegas Movie Studio Platinum to Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Pro Pack.



    I got Vegas Pro 8 and I upgraded to Pro 9. I am under the impression is that you must have a Pro version to upgrade to the next pro version. If in fact you can upgrade from a movie studio to Pro version. I retract my above statement.
    Last edited by PhungUSA; 12-09-2009 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhungUSA View Post
    Perhaps, I did not made it clear.... You did not understand my wording correctly. I stand correct.... YOU CANOT upgrade movie studio platinum 9 to vegas Pro 9.
    You CAN. You are wrong.

    From Sony Creative Software - Online Store - Upgrades

    Upgrade to Vegas Pro 9 from Vegas Movie Studio
    Upgrade any version of Vegas Movie Studio, Screenblast Movie Studio, VideoFactory, or Vegas LE software to Vegas Pro 9 software.
    From 335.95

    I did it myself with a previous version. Specifically Vegas Movie Studio Platinim v6 to Vegas 7 (before it was called Pro) Others have done it since.
    Tim

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