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Brad Hodgson
Genarts Sapphire license question
on Feb 27, 2011 at 5:58:03 am

Hey all,

So, I'm gearing up to purchase Genarts Sapphire... there is the non-floating license for $1699 and a floating license for $2499...

It's a lot of money for a plugin either way, but I really think it's worth purchasing... my question is, I found this in the FAQ regarding using the same serial on multiple machines:

Unless your serial number includes a "-r" value, it can be used on only one machine at a time. You can transfer a serial number to a new machine by uninstalling the software on the old machine, selecting the option to register that uninstall, and then reinstalling on the new machine.

I really would need to purchase a floating license for nearly $1000 more just to be able to use it on 2 of my own machines? Don't most companies allow you to use on 2 machines?

Brad

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David Johnson
Re: Genarts Sapphire license question
on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:36:40 pm

No one here can speak for GenArts so you'd have to either contact them or read the fine print of their license agreement to be certain, but I can tell you that, understandably so, GenArts is a developer whose licensing control is as good as their software ... when transferring our license from one machine to the next during a hardware upgrade last year, I promptly got an email from GenArts stating that the software had not been properly unregistered from machine A (identified by IP address and serial) and was also installed on machine B (also identified by IP address).

Not sure it's fair to say most, but many software companies' license agreements allow use of their software on two separate machines as long as the two machines aren't used simultaneously since the idea is that one person can use software they own on their desktop at the office and their laptop on the road without having to buy two licenses. I'm pretty sure GenArts doesn't allow that. It is a very expensive package that's priced for the high-end users like Hollywood studios, but you do get what you pay for ... the only other plugin packages that seem even comparable are the combination of both BorisFX BCC and FEC, which add up to $2100.


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Michael Budreau
Re: Genarts Sapphire license question
on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:52:25 pm

Brad if you have any other questions in addition to David's response, please feel free to contact me at GenArts at 617-492-2888 or email - mbudreau@genarts.com.

Thank you for your interest!


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Brad Hodgson
Re: Genarts Sapphire license question
on Mar 7, 2011 at 3:50:47 pm

Great, thanks Michael... I'll contact you.

Brad

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