first of all please excuse my bad english, im so long out of practice.
To be honest im not very interested in buying expensive software for my hobby. Too many bad experinces in the past (with commotion and liquid, with thanks to pinnacle) where i invested so much money and wasted it because no way of activation any more.
Nevertheless i love this software and i really in temptation...
And finally there is now a %-deal online. But there are questions that are left and some things that confusing me in more than one way:
1. When i buy this software and some day hitfilm gets insolvent, will be there a way to activate this software in case of new installation (you have to know that im driving windows, and windows seems to like those kinds of userfriendlyness, but its not a bug, its a feature )?
2. Im a little bit confused about the plugins. Before the new version arrived the way was clear: Download express and if you want something more you have to pay for it particulary or as whole package. In this new version i dont know exactly which components now in and which were out... On the older sites there was a comparison table, but i cant find him any more... So some features are now in ignition and some are left in hitfilm pro (as axample i think the 3d-Matching system now isnt in the pro version). Is there a table to find the comparisons which features are in and which were not?
3. I dont know it exactly any more, but in the past i hear about a version change where older bought plugins dont worked any more. When i now decide to buy plugins, how futureproof they are?
4. And the main question is: After some time there will be a new version of this software. Yea, im not a fan of an abosystem like adobe. But to be honest, 120 Euro a year is much cheaper as to buy every year a new software for the same money... Its absolutely clear for me that noone can predict the price of the next update, but to know approximately which costs can be expected +/- could help a little bit to get a decision here. And maybe too wich costs can i expect when i decide to skip one version...
So guys. So many questions and to be honest i got much more, but so far now...
By the way i really enjoyed hitfilm express and maybe would bought it when some details solved in a better way (as example a direct fade in the timeline; its not so nice to get a fade only for just some seconds and with the new key-system its maybe possible to get this time longer, but i think its not a very good workflow for standard working elements...).
Thanks for your patience with my bad english and for answers (maybe) and for this software i really like a bit and from time to time more and more
Greetings from germany