I was offered a pre-launch special offer last week by email but having looked at what NX 7 offered in comparison to previous versions I respectfully declined the offer. It will be interesting to see feedback from NX 7 users when someone gets round to posting.
I missed buying the last update which was NXT3 as I didn't think that was a big enough jump from NXT2 to warrant the cost but having looked at the latest offering in NXT4 and seeing they've added PaintShop Pro 7 which retails on Amazon for £40.10. I think its time to bust open the wallet again. I've also looked recently at Nero's latest offering and the disquiet on the user forums is something else. Users seem to be discontented they've more or less bought the same programme again or they're having all sorts of problems getting the software to install. I guess there's not a lot you can do with the core of these programmes as DVD burning is going the way of the dinosaur but I think adding PS7 Pro is a winner and just about worth the upgrade asking price alone. Does anybody know if its the full version or a cut down version?
Update: I can answer my own question. It's the full version and qualifies you for an upgrade price for PP Pro 8.
I had a problem installing NXT4 as it shut down a couple of times half way through the installation.
It created a log file which I've kept but on the third attempt after re-booting my PC and disabling Kaspersky Total Security it installed without a glitch. (no need for support anymore)
Just received a 50% off offer for Creator NXT 3 Pro.
In the past this has usually meant they're bringing out a new version pretty soon and as Brendon says; above their timetable in the past suggests it will be at the end of the month or so.
I've tried v3 as my brother bought the programme and he was pretty happy with his purchase. I held off from buying as there wasn't enough of a jump from v2 to v3 that warranted the purchase.
I'm hoping they come up with something in v4 but what is there that hasn't already happened? Time will tell.
I received an email overnight offering me a copy of NXT 2 Pro at half price.
Well that's what the heading said but as the rest of the email was totally blank apart from an html file attachment which I of course won't be opening.
I returned an email to the Roxio send address asking for them to resend their email as I want to take up their offer.
It might be too early for them to reply as its only been 6 hours but as I'm keen to get the half price offer, that's if it exists of course I would like to chase this up somehow.
Does anybody know who I should be contacting about this as I can find nothing on their website?
Thanks in advance.
Yes, it's for the NXT2 version and not the Pro version as stated earlier but why they didn't offer both versions only they know.
Shipping wouldn't be a problem as i would purchase a download version most of the time these days anyway to help save the planet.
Comparing the 2 versions has got me torn as the Pro version has a few features i would want. Decisions, decisions.
Yes, most definitely.
I've managed to find the webpage but this forum is a bit flaky with image boxes or link boxes locking up so I can't post a screenshot or hyperlink.
I have the page url though. http://email.roxio.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=7850358462&ch=78F9C3D03D63F2383FDD37814144952E&h=5fab633c31a003a78818c4115bea3d74&ei=8HnV0PsPN
I am trying to create a Christmas Card from within the Photo section.
However, when I click the template the programme requests the content cd to be inserted in the cd drive.
As this was the downloaded version this is obviously not possible.
I have tried reinstalling the programme but the problem still exists.
It appears the programme doesn't know were the content is installed which is odd as it's on the same drive as the NXT programme.
How do I get round this?
Thanks in advance
There's no option to repair only an option to re-install.
The re-install routine recognised the content had already been installed and stated it would have to remove the content before re-installing could take place.
I let the whole process finalise then re-booted.
The problem is still there.
I'm giving up for now but will probably delete the whole programme and try again at the weekend
Thanks for responding.
Yes, the content is showing in the Programme and Features section under the control panel.
There is no option to point the programme to the content file or folder. Only retry or cancel.
I'm not sure what is confusing?
I'm in the NXT section and make reference to the NXT programme being on the same drive as the content, (which was also downloaded as a separate file) and make it clear I don't have a CD or DVD as it was a downloaded version.
I did not upgrade to NXT2 because they wanted £54.99 to do so.
The programme is asking for the content cd to be placed in my drive. I don't have either a CD or DVD so how do get round this?
He did answer in his earlier post
'They said I have to be on an active network that will verify with Roxio that my copy is legitimate and not a pirate copy.'
He asked if there was a workaround. The answer was no. What else does he need to say?
When you do eventually get sorted please come back and give us your first impressions.
I received an email this morning about the new version and came here for more information.
It's a 'Creator NXT 2' desert and not even an announcement at this time on the forum.
I have to admit I think I'll be missing this one as I just can't see what is that different for £54.99
NEW! Speed up movie making with up to 10x faster video rendering!*
NEW! Scorefitter royalty-free music library
NEW! Support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more phones and tablets
NEW! WinDVD: easy DVD and AVCHD playback for your PC
Is this all that's new for a £54.99 upgrade price? If it is; Roxio needs to seriously up it's game.
I guess I probably knew that as it's fairly common practise to upgrade from the previous version and not the other way round.
However, I was just interested in the functions which have been removed from NXT as against EMC 2012 as the comparison chart I looked at wasn't very clear on that point?
On a slightly different note the inclusion of what looks like to me anyway, a complete version of PaintShop Pro x4 is worth the upgrade asking price alone.
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
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.
As Brendon says "what are you hoping for from a 64bit application"? Does the programme fall over for some reason running as a 32bit application? The only benefit I can find on my 64bit Win 7 superdeluxe PC is the operating system can see 6GB where as my 32bit not so superdeluxe laptop can only see 4GB which then gets downgraded to about 3.5GB useable memory. However, everything that runs on one machine seems to run just as well on the other machine. I've read a whole lot of stuff about 64 v 32 and apart from high end programmes for graphic design etc, there doesn't seem to be that big a reason to worry either way.
I have two old school play videos (not copyright) and I want to create a simple sub file (easily done) which can then be added to the .avi file for conversion to a DivX file to fit on a 700mb CD
The sub file text is for a friend who is totally deaf and I wondered if the new 2012 version will allow sub files to be included in a DivX film conversion?
It would be nice if they could watch the video and know what the kids had said. Its a bit of work to create the sub file but the bit I have no clue about is how to include it in a video.
I know we could use something like VLC Media Player on a PC as that will play sub files, but they don't have a computer only a DVD Player that plays DivX.
I think there might be other software that will let me create and add subs to video but just want another reason to make the 2012 purchase.
I have just looked at the programme an it's pretty cheap to buy as well at £12.99.
The 30 Day trial warrants a look and it does look like this is something that will do what I want.
I'm away this weekend so won't get a chance to go into it further until next week but I'll post back when I know more.
The 2012 version is obviously a limited version but the cost of buying the full version isn't that expensive so I will probably just buy it anyway.
Jim. Again a lot there to think about and you're spot on about my reason for using DivX. I just wondered if the new 2012 version had this capability and it does to a little extent but I think it's a long winded process to get there. I would be anyway trying to capture what kids had said on the stage and getting that down to a text file. But I am willing to spend the time especially as I'm deaf in my right ear and know how frustrating it can be so being totally deaf must be just terrible.
I'm going to try your suggestion in 2011 and have a look at the other software you suggested but as my timescale is to get this done for Christmas I should get there eventually.
Thanks for your help.