The inevitability of getting caught

Two-three times a week I stumble either to an email, or to forum posts on several video places online asking: “why my Vegas installation does not accept HDV video? It says that it can’t read it“. My reply always is: “Do you by any chance use the pirated version of Vegas?“.

And somehow, they never reply back. It’s like the internets stop working for them.


Ivan wrote on March 19th, 2008 at 2:00 AM PST:

On the official forum, VMS has approximately 7000 topic, while Vegas Full has 47000. These numbers suggest a far higher number of Vegas Full users. Taking into account the much higher price, it is likely that most of them are ‘illegal’ users.
Still, I think that sony’s security is pretty tight.

Jim wrote on March 19th, 2008 at 10:09 AM PST:

I think Sonys security is easily by passed, a friend of mine has been able to get software that way, but at this point why?
I have been using Vegas since V1 and Vegas Audio, I loved Vegas4, but when B and H offered V6 for $100 that was terrific and then with the recent upgrade to Pro8 that included DVDA it is a no brainer.
I personally do not give copies of my Vegas and I don’t want my serial number getting out there, as long as Sony offers affordable upgrades, I will upgrade, what pisses me off is when I upgrade and a month later they come in with a new version that if I had waited I could have gotten, also Magic Bullet Looks is real good about upgrades as is Cakewalk Sonar.
I support companies that are supporting me, but not so much now, but in the recent past, companies have come out with expensive software that was buggy and I have spent thousands on software that didn’t work for me and so being able to test it before buying it has been a God send, it seems for the last couple of years the software industry for me has figured things out and now I am
Too legit to quit (upgrading my software)

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