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Scott Francis
Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:49:23 pm
Last Edited By Scott Francis on Apr 16, 2016 at 2:50:32 pm

Just got an email from Videoguys, and they are selling a "one year subscription" to Catalyst for $199. Does this mean Sony is going the way of Adobe? Anyone have info on this?



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Theo van Laar
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 5:49:03 pm
Last Edited By Theo van Laar on Apr 16, 2016 at 5:49:44 pm

On the Sony CS website, the Catalyst Production Suite is still available for purchase for 260 pound. No word about renting.

I also can't find Sony Creative Software Inc on the list of exhibitors at NAB 2016. I would expect them to be there if they would start shifting to a renting model. Anyhow, I did not get that e-mail about renting....

Theo


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 6:34:44 pm

Hope not, Only see this at Videoguys, no hint about subscription based
payment on the Sony site..... But then again, if it is being offered as
a yearly subscription over at Videoguys, wouldn't that concept be
coming from Sony themselves then!

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Theo van Laar
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 6:50:28 pm

But 200 dollar for one year is very expensive compared to 400 dollar for a life-long ownership. Who is going to do that?
That would suggest that the normal purchase is going to disappear soon, just as recently happened with the lifelong subsription on Red Giants Universe. Just disappeared.

Theo


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 7:30:43 pm

These major software companies are starting to get carried away and
becoming greedy and unfair!
They are all watching Adobe and seeing the tons of cash Adobe is raking in
under their ransom payment schemes, they too want a piece of the pie.

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John Rofrano
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:56:08 pm

If VideoGuys is selling subscriptions then it appears that at least one way to get Catalyst Suite is to rent it.

Hopefully we'll find out more on Monday which is the start of the NAB 2016 show floor. That's usually when announcements are made.

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Scott Francis
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 17, 2016 at 4:38:32 am

Yeah, hopefully we get to hear more about numerous things from Sony at NAB....fingers crossed on multiple items!

Xavier (Scott) Francis
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Theo van Laar
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 18, 2016 at 3:04:09 pm

I asked Videoguys about this annual renting of Catalyst. This is their reply:

"Sony just announced the Subscription over the Perpetual license. If you give me a call today at 800-xxx-xxxx ext xxx there is a good chance I can still get the order filled at $399 for the perpetual license. I can of course also offer 5% off that price with the NAB2016 coupon we are currently offering. Once they change their system I can't promise anything."

Theo


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:13:42 pm
Last Edited By Steve Rhoden on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:18:06 pm

Yep, It is confirmed folks. Catalyst is now strictly subscription based.


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Scott Francis
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:38:45 pm

...just wow!!!! Because we are no longer allowed to actually "purchase" a software...
Unbelievable.

Xavier (Scott) Francis
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Steve Rhoden
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:59:08 pm

Just here laughing my *** off Scott, what else can i do, lol
All these software companies have gone completely mad i tell you!

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Ricardo Marty
Re: Is Sony going to "renting" software
on May 12, 2016 at 5:56:54 pm

Adobe has a defacto monopoly on some of its products like ae, ps ilustrator. so maybe they can get away with it for the time being.

The only monopoly that sony can make are codecs so maybe the future sony codecs will be catalyst only.

hope not

Ricardo Marty


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Ricardo Marty
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on May 12, 2016 at 5:58:43 pm

Walter just wrote a great review about using resove 12.5

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