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Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208754

  • og1char
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A question for the Lightworks admins...

The Black Friday deals look good but what happens when the new version comes of out Beta and is released as a new version? Will the deals/licences apply to the new version?


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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208759

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Hello,

That's indeed the unanswered question which has arisen with a recent announcement saying that the next release won't be named "V14.6", but "Lightworks 2020".

Since this is a user forum, you may receive a substantial answer to your question here in time or you might not.

If your purchase decision depends on the answer, which I can imagine, personally I wouldn't hesitate to contact Editshare sales directly via e-mail. For contact details, please see "Help > Contact Us" on top of this page.

Edit:If you contact them directly, please let us know what the answer is.
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208760

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I had looked for Contact Us but didn't think to look under help on the Forum.
Thanks for the heads-up.

Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208762

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AFAIK an outright license, and this is only what this black friday offer is obviously dealing with, is "frozen" regarding its major version.
www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=42&id=187662&Itemid=81
www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=42&id=163403&Itemid=81

So further updates above V14.x are excluded, unless you pay for an upgrade (which costs less than the initial outright license).

IMO there is no typical advantage or disadvantage between an outright license or a subscription (if you look for a break-even). It depends on the scope, period or duration of usage.
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208764

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To avoid confusion, here is the offer: us1.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=8fa9d1e820cf2c96400c61166&id=f0b03dd37c

The answer to the question is only relevant for Outright licenses, but both schedules are offered, Outright and Year.

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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208767

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You're right. I overlooked the fact that an annual license subscription is also discounted right now.

I think for og1char it is also worth mentioning that in case of an annual subscription any updates, even if the major version should change, are included (a typical advantage of the subscription model).
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208771

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Please bear in mind that an annual Pro license starts from when you purchase it, not when it's activated/

Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208772

My experience with annual licenses is that renewals start when the current one expires. Even if you buy it early you get the full year.

May be different if you are buying one for the first time.
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208773

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It could be an issue with the monthly licenses, just a few people have been caught out by it.

Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208791

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og1char wrote:
The Black Friday deals look good but what happens when the new version comes of out Beta and is released as a new version? Will the deals/licences apply to the new version?

Given the closeness of the 2020 release, I would be extremely surprised if some allowance wasn't made for people who had bought a permanent licence just prior to the release of a new version. It's what I would expect from a company as reputable as Editshare. What the nature of any allowance like that would be I could only speculate. Since we're all users here we aren't the people to ask.

Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208802

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One would imagine - given users are testing v14.6 beta - the new release whatever it is called would be considered to be v14.6 under the hood and licenced accordingly??
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208826

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David Rasberry wrote:
My experience with annual licenses is that renewals start when the current one expires. Even if you buy it early you get the full year.

May be different if you are buying one for the first time.

Can others confirm if this is true? In that case I would be happy to avail the BF deal... My current license is still active.

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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208828

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All time based licenses, i.e. Year and Month, have an expiration date. The count down starts on date of purchase, not on installation or activation.
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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208829

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So can one have an outright license and then also activate a time-based license on top of it? What happens once that expires and I upgraded in the meantime?

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Re: Will Black Friday Deals extend into the new version when it is released? 10 months ago #208830

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og1char wrote:
A question for the Lightworks admins...

The Black Friday deals look good but what happens when the new version comes of out Beta and is released as a new version? Will the deals/licences apply to the new version?


Thanks


Hi,

The Outright license and Year license will support the next version (14.6->renamed to 2020.1) when it is released.

I hope this helps?

Matt
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