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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 7:21 AM

    Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

     

    Today (11 April 2012) Avid announced an unprecedented, limited-time offer for Symphony 6 video editing and finishing software to all qualified Avid and Final Cut Pro customers at the special price of only $999 (USD). This offer is designed to provide a way for Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, and Avid Xpress DV users to crossgrade or upgrade to Avid’s industry-leading professional editing, color correction, and mastering solution at a significantly reduced cost.

    This is a worldwide promotion so international customers should check the online Avid Store in their region or with their local Avid reseller for pricing.

    The Press Release can be found here:

    http://www.avid.com/US/press-room/Avid-Offers-Unprecedented-Limited-Time-Symphony-6-Crossgrade-Promotion

    Eligibility: Final Cut Pro (excluding Final Cut Pro X), Media Composer (any version), Xpress Pro (excluding Meridien), and Xpress DV owners can purchase Symphony 6 for $999 (USD). For eligibility requirements and more information, customers should visit http://www.avid.com/symphonypromo 

    Expires:  This limited-time offer expires June 15, 2012.

    FAQ:  http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/faq/Avid-Symphony-6-Crossgrade-and-Upgrade-Frequently-Asked-Questions?popup=true&NewLang=en&DocType=1079

    ciao,
    Carl 

     

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 9:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    The provided link says:

     

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    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

     

    Peter

     

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 9:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Links should work now.

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 12:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Is it safe to assume that Magic Bullet Looks 2 will work on Symphony like it does in MC. This is a great deal but I'm struggling to pull the trigger having just spent $600 on the MC and Boris upgrades and then not being able to use them for 2 months because I couldn't save a marquee title. Is Symphony 6 stable?

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 12:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Symph is the exact same software as MC, only with one point five extra features unlocked. By one point five I mean:

    - Advanced color correction (secondary, source-based, extra nodes)

    - Universal Mastering (only if you have a Nitris DX attached, this feature won't work with other I/O)

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 7:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Are you being serious, is that all.

    What is the colour correction worth.

    It is called 'stand by Avid.'

    Cheers

    Radman.

     

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 7:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Radman:
    What is the colour correction worth.
    A lot to some. Source-related color correction is extremely useful once you've experienced it.

    Also take into account that Symphony includes BCC 8. So that could make the 995 USD crossgrade price for anyone interested in BCC and Advanced CC.

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Thanks for your reply Job.

    I agree, the colour correction is the main interest to me.

    Cheers

    Radman.

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 9:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Symphony CC pays for itself in less than one job. It's the in-app efficiency. Clients drop jaws at how fast you'll get things done.

    Heh... I called it an app. Smile 

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 10:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    I said in another post - but will say here too... Symphony's relational grades (source, subclip or master clip etc) easily cut my grading time in half. Additionally the other fine tuning controls that are in Symphony's color correction toolset make for a much more satisfying experience.

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  • Thu, Apr 12 2012 11:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Many thanks for your reply's. Just taken the step.

    Cheers

    Radman.

     

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  • Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    Just a couple of weeks ago I upgrade to MC 6 and Boris as well. Is there hope for some fairness deal? This is a phantastic offer at any rate but it hurts a bit when I basically have to throw away the upgrade purchase I just did.

  • Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    GeorgeD:
    Is there hope for some fairness deal?
    From the FAQ:

    Q:  I recently bought a Media Composer 6 upgrade and/or a FCP to Media Composer crossgrade. Can I return one of them for a Symphony crossgrade?
    A:  Sorry, unfortunately we can’t offer any returns on upgrades and crossgrades.

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  • Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    OK, not talking about a return - but what they COULD do, offer an upgrade without Boris for those how just purchases the Boris upgrade, and a curteousy offer for those who purchased an upgrade in the last 4 weeks. Just saying.... it would ease the pain of having made essentially a bad purchase.

  • Sun, Apr 15 2012 9:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer to Symphony 6 Crossgrade - $999

    I think this approach to think about any future upgrades.

    In essence, we are beta testers Boris8 and  MC6.

    Finally, we're just idiots, what dearly bought. No


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