Well, I finally didn't resist Vegas Pro 9 at $150 + extras...;-)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Ruether, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. When Sony Vegas came out, I resisted buying it on the $200 special
    for the upgrade from Pro 8 (including a $50 additional item, with choice
    among three possibilities) since the list of new features did not appear to
    be exactly overwhelmingly useful for my purposes, since Pro 8 required
    subsequent updates to run properly, since people had been reporting
    bugs, since none of the additional items were very important to me, and
    since my Pro 8 was running just fine. As expected, the price for the
    upgrade rose - and I didn't really care...;-) But then, for version 9c, a
    deal arrived in an email from Sony that was interesting. Any version of
    Vegas Pro could be upgraded for $150, and it included the DVD Pro 9
    Seminar Series and 6 months of free email/'phone support (worth about
    $380+, if all parts were useful...;-). I "hemmed-'n'-hawed" for a couple
    of days, then "bit" (heck, they even included shipping, and there was no
    tax). If for nothing else, I've been thinking that it would be fun to "roam"
    around in high-resolution stills (up to 4096x4096 pixels) and still get
    HD-quality video images. The offer is good only through December 30,
    the order must originate from links within the email, and some version of
    Vegas Pro must be installed on the computer (or at least it auto-filled
    the box for the serial number when I ordered it). Anyway, just letting
    people know...
    David Ruether, Dec 23, 2009
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  2. It may be that there is still time to sign up for email from Sony, at --
    www.sonycreativesoftware.com (scroll to the bottom of the page) and
    get the offer, if wanted...
    David Ruether, Dec 23, 2009
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    No need to sign up for the email offer.
    The Vegas Pro 9 deal is at
    There's also upgrade deals on Sound Forge 10 ($129.95) and Acid Pro

    Mike Kujbida, Dec 23, 2009
  4. It's not clear (or stated) on the Pro 9 upgrade page (above) that
    the price is $149.95 (and not $249.95) until December 30th, and
    that that price includes the DVD Seminar Series and the 6-month
    'phone support for free - but maybe if one knows that this deal
    exists and that ordering from this page includes everything (including
    shipping) for $149.95, then all would be OK. ;-) 'Tain't very obvious,
    David Ruether, Dec 23, 2009
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    David McCall Guest

    I'm sorry, but I don't see the "offer" at the bottom of the page :-(
    What am I missing?

    David McCall, Dec 23, 2009
  6. If you go to www.sonycreativesoftware.com and scroll to
    the bottom, you can sign up for email offers. If you sign up
    soon enough, you may get this offer in email. But, it is worth
    trying to begin the purchase sequence from
    www.sonycreativesoftware.com/upgrade/vegaspro and see
    if the lower price appears. Also check the box for the DVD
    Seminar Series, and in the shopping cart, if all goes well, you
    should see (with free shipping) --
    1x Platinum Support Plan @ Free

    1x Vegas Pro (Packaged) @ US$149.95

    1x Vegas 9 Seminar Series DVD (NTSC) @ Free
    David Ruether, Dec 23, 2009
  7. Shipping was FAST - I just received the above!
    David Ruether, Dec 24, 2009
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    David McCall Guest

    Oh well

    It didn't work for me.

    David McCall, Dec 24, 2009
  9. [You need to have checked the order box for the $89.95
    Seminar Series.]
    Then sign up for the Sony email quickly - they may still offer it
    to you in time that way...(?) Good luck (did you have a version
    of Vegas Pro installed on your computer? The order may need
    to "see" this (and it auto filled in the serial number in the
    appropriate box when I began the buying process).
    David Ruether, Dec 24, 2009
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    David McCall Guest

    I just tried it from the computer that has Vegas on it, and it still
    didn't work. Then I ran Vegas, and a pop-up told me about the deal
    and gave me a link to click on. This time it worked. I still had to
    manually fill in everything except for the promotion code.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas

    David McCall, Dec 25, 2009
  11. Does it come in the retail box?


    You can order it either as boxed or as a download, same price,
    so.............;-) (Better do it soon if you are going to order it, since
    the last day the offer is good is the 30th.)
    David Ruether, Dec 29, 2009
  12. Hmm. This makes me wonder. I just went for this on ebay


    Are you saying there's something else that I have to pay for that I'll
    need to make it run?

    ,,,,No. Sony is very good about supplying free updates for
    their programs that have valid serial numbers and are registered
    with Sony. After installation, go to the Sony site and download
    the Pro 8 updates (currently ver. 8c) and install them.

    I've got a demo version of Vegas Platinum Pro 9, the interface looks
    very similar, I was under the impression they were close to being the
    same program.

    ,,,,They are similar, although 9 does have some added features
    that you may, or may not, find interesting...
    David Ruether, Dec 30, 2009
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