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  • Wed, May 23 2012 9:16 AM

    Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    Hi guys,

     

    I am new to everything Avid, mostly used Adobe and FCP. 

     

    Recently did a FCP cross grade and only received electronic activation codes. I asked the dealer if USB dongle license is possible? He reverted back with USB dongle is with USD6000 purchase of Symphony. Now is this true guys. Them I must say that it's kind of disappointing the way AVID is making us users buy Thier products with a catch. 

     

    I edit on my Mac Pro and and MacBook pro (when I travel) and am the only user.  

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  • Wed, May 23 2012 10:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    New systems are Software Activation only.  You may be able to purchase a dongle for $295.  Contact Avid Inside Sales.

    "Call 800 949 2843 and select option 1 to speak with an Avid sales representative."

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    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
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  • Wed, May 23 2012 2:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    On top of that, your dealer doesn't seem to be aware of the US$995 FCP-to-Symphony crossgrade offer that's ongoing.

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  • Wed, May 23 2012 2:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    "... On top of that, your dealer doesn't seem to be aware of the US$995 FCP-to-Symphony crossgrade offer that's ongoing ..."

    Just a guess ... perhaps the $6,000 version includes the Nitris DX?

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Wed, May 23 2012 2:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    I did the FCP Cross grade for USD 995. I recieved a box, with the codes. Now, when I asked the dealer that I needed a dongle (I would pay for it, no problem). He said, that "the FCP cross grade does not qualify for you to use USB dongle license"

    My question then would be is it true? Where is that written anywhere on Avid.com

    Or is the dealer is trying to rip if off here. I could very well contest them, but they said they have checked with AVID. 

    Please bear in mind I am the only user, at any given time I would be either using it on my Macbook Pro or on my Mac Pro.

  • Wed, May 23 2012 2:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    As Larry wrote, dongle is a paid option. If your dealer can't or won't help, contact Avid directly. Crossgrade or not should make no difference. The 6000 USD version also ships without a dongle.

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  • Thu, May 24 2012 12:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    just created a case in Avid Support center, hopefully there is positive response. Huh?

  • Thu, May 24 2012 12:48 AM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    Again.  Call Avid Sales.  they can sell you a dongle.  A support case will get you nowhere other than a confirmation that you can buy a dongle, through Avid sales.  800-949-AVID

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    Happy Editing!

  • Thu, May 24 2012 1:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    I love turtles.

     

     

    and dongles.

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  • Thu, May 24 2012 9:43 PM In reply to

    • John Moore
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    Re: Do you get USB dongle with FCP Crossgrade

    For what it's worth I recently did the FCP crossgrade and my dealer was able to get the dongle option for me for the afore mentioned price around $300.00 for the dongle option.  This was for the Symphony 6 cross grade but I'm pretty sure this is an option for any version of Avid.

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