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There's A New Creator 2012 That's Right For You

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Whilst I've been a user of Roxio products for many a year and in most cases have upgraded to the new version more often than not I'm not sure what's on offer in the 2012 version justifies an upgrade price of £69.99.

The new bells 'n' whistles look nice of course but is it £69.99 nice?

No doubt there will be the response only you can decide that and I would accept that as a fair point but wouldn't it be fair to charge less, say 50% of new price when there isn't that much of a difference.

Or, am I barking up the wrong tree?

 

I know this is a brand new updated version for 2012 but wonder what others think?

Is there enough in there to justify this sort of money? (I have my doubts)

 

NEW! Enhance your videos with 8 artistic effects

NEW! Convert and create DivX® videos

NEW! Powerful portrait improvement tools

NEW! 50 professional background music tracks

 

Pro Version

 

HDR Express™ by Unified Color for photo with stunning visual contrast

NEW! 14 amazing video effects found in nature and beyond

NEW! iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner™

NEW! DivX Plus® video converter and player

NEW! 100 soundtracks from Triple Scoop Music library

NEW! Soundtrack titles in the SmartSound® Easy Livin' collection

 

The rest looks to be the same as Creator Pro 2011.

 

Jinker

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No replies so I will let you know what I decided to do. Not buy....that's what! £69.99 is just too much to pay for the upgraded bells n whistles.

I would have paid £34.99 or even 50% of the full asking price. I know this is a user forum but maybe someone from Roxio might look in from time to time?

See you all in a year or sooner if they decide to offer a better deal for existing users.

 

Jinker

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Whilst I've been a user of Roxio products for many a year and in most cases have upgraded to the new version more often than not I'm not sure what's on offer in the 2012 version justifies an upgrade price of £69.99.

The new bells 'n' whistles look nice of course but is it £69.99 nice?

No doubt there will be the response only you can decide that and I would accept that as a fair point but wouldn't it be fair to charge less, say 50% of new price when there isn't that much of a difference.

Or, am I barking up the wrong tree?

 

I know this is a brand new updated version for 2012 but wonder what others think?

Is there enough in there to justify this sort of money? (I have my doubts)

 

NEW! Enhance your videos with 8 artistic effects

NEW! Convert and create DivX® videos

NEW! Powerful portrait improvement tools

NEW! 50 professional background music tracks

 

Pro Version

 

HDR Express by Unified Color for photo with stunning visual contrast

NEW! 14 amazing video effects found in nature and beyond

NEW! iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner

NEW! DivX Plus® video converter and player

NEW! 100 soundtracks from Triple Scoop Music library

NEW! Soundtrack titles in the SmartSound® Easy Livin' collection

 

The rest looks to be the same as Creator Pro 2011.

 

Jinker

 

If you are doing down and dirty video editing, then there is probably nothing for you. If you want more, then there may be something for you. Everyone has to make their own decisions on the upgrade.

 

If you want to improve your images,

HDR Express plug in sell for $100 by itself. You would want to be able to improve your images.

The porttrait improvement tool is probably FaceFilter Studio that sells for about $60.

Of course, these propabably would be lite versions of those programs.

Those are just examples.

 

I think that the upgrade prices are about the same as those in the past.

 

Jinker, this is a forum and not a bulletin board so expecting an answer or comment in about 5 hours is not real life. You made the right decision for you and you can always change it. BTW, you did not say what version you have now. What you posted was better than Creator 2011 which added 3D and earlier versions that added High Definition. Do you have that and do you use it?

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If you are doing down and dirty video editing, then there is probably nothing for you. If you want more, then there may be something for you. Everyone has to make their own decisions on the upgrade.

 

If you want to improve your images,

HDR Express plug in sell for $100 by itself. You would want to be able to improve your images.

The porttrait improvement tool is probably FaceFilter Studio that sells for about $60.

Of course, these propabably would be lite versions of those programs.

Those are just examples.

 

I think that the upgrade prices are about the same as those in the past.

 

Jinker, this is a forum and not a bulletin board so expecting an answer or comment in about 5 hours is not real life. You made the right decision for you and you can always change it. BTW, you did not say what version you have now. What you posted was better than Creator 2011 which added 3D and earlier versions that added High Definition. Do you have that and do you use it?

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I'm using 2011 Pro on my main Pc and 2010 Pro on my laptop. I didn't need the 3D in 2011 but it was an interesting addition. I guess there's only so much you can do with buring software so they keep adding more functions. As you say; I won't probably use them so the £69.99 upgrade was out of the question.

Incidently; I bought 2011 Pro for £29.99 when an email offer arrived a few months back and maybe that will happen again in the future.

I will have a look further at the items you've highlighted but I guess my main point was they're not offering a big enough discount to the likes of me to upgrade.

Might be better in the US but the cost here seems high?

 

Jinker

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Thanks for the reply. I'm using 2011 Pro on my main Pc and 2010 Pro on my laptop. I didn't need the 3D in 2011 but it was an interesting addition. I guess there's only so much you can do with buring software so they keep adding more functions. As you say; I won't probably use them so the £69.99 upgrade was out of the question.

Incidently; I bought 2011 Pro for £29.99 when an email offer arrived a few months back and maybe that will happen again in the future.

I will have a look further at the items you've highlighted but I guess my main point was they're not offering a big enough discount to the likes of me to upgrade.

Might be better in the US but the cost here seems high?

 

Jinker

 

That Creator 2011 Pro for that price was probably an attempt to clear out the warehouse for the new version. In about 10 months, you may see some discounts for Creator 2012 Pro.

 

Are you in the UK? Check these prices.

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It's not as bad as Microsoft when they sold their OS at a "$1 = £1" price tag and Gates defended that on the BBC saying "You have to allow for currency variations" despite the fact that the exchange rate at that time was $2 = £1

 

I will admit that the equivalent of $114.25 is a bit steep, but once you factor in what the bank will charge for conversion, it comes out pretty close to the original price

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That Creator 2011 Pro for that price was probably an attempt to clear out the warehouse for the new version. In about 10 months, you may see some discounts for Creator 2012 Pro.

 

Are you in the UK? Check these prices.

 

Thanks, nice link and more like the price I would pay for the upgrade so a review in more depth about what is on offer in the new 2012 version is now called for.

The previous offer I received for the 2011 pro was for a downloaded version which I prefer these days as it gets you the software there and then and no boxes to throw out in a couple of years.

I do however think it's about time the price was adjusted accordingly for downloads as against boxed versions. (No box, no shipping, no printed manual, no discount?)

 

$114.00 is expensive for an upgrade to my mind and $81.00 still looks expensive but I will have another look.

Thanks for replying.

 

Jinker

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Thanks, nice link and more like the price I would pay for the upgrade so a review in more depth about what is on offer in the new 2012 version is now called for.

The previous offer I received for the 2011 pro was for a downloaded version which I prefer these days as it gets you the software there and then and no boxes to throw out in a couple of years.

I do however think it's about time the price was adjusted accordingly for downloads as against boxed versions. (No box, no shipping, no printed manual, no discount?)

 

$114.00 is expensive for an upgrade to my mind and $81.00 still looks expensive but I will have another look.

Thanks for replying.

 

Jinker

 

Nice Mr Roxio offered my an upgrade together with the video capture device at a price I couldn't resist so I'm now an upgrader.

 

Nice one and I'm fully up to date which is great.

 

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