It's exactly the same as renting a home or leasing a car: When you stop paying, you stop having the ability to use the item or service.
But, just to emphasize an important point, there is no reason to move to this rent/lease model if you'd like to keep doing things the "old" way. You can still pay one up-front amount and have a license that works perpetually. This new way is just an option, an alternative.
Let's say I am paying $29/mo. After the 1-year membership is over, does it convert to a month-to-month subscription? Does the price increase from $29/mo after 1-yr?
We Adobe folks who participate on the RED User forum are video nerds, not people who know details of pricing and such.
From what I remember the "break-even" point for cloud v. buy was around 14 months the last time we checked for a client. Keep in mind, situations will differ slightly due to the fact that major "upgrades" can be at no charge based on the timing of the original purchase.
However, we saw many of our colleagues go from CS3 directly to CS5 - hence not need to pay the "upgrade" charges. That allowed them to amortize that investment buy over several more months.
The economics for the cloud were not compelling to those who already owned some previous version based based on our calculations.
Does anyone know if there is still or ever a FCP crossgrade offer to CS6?
Highly suggest you guys read the FAQ. http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/faq.html
It answers just about all of the questions you are asking. Sometimes we have to go right to the source on these things. :-)
If one takes advantage of the $29 offer it looks as if there is a question as to weather you can upgrade to a perpetual license again. Possible forfeit of your upgrade eligibility? I think you have to sign up for the more expensive option to hold on to that. I'm looking into it.
What version of Premier is everyone running? I'm on 6.0.0...wasn't there an update? How do CC users get the update?
I got onboard with the creative cloud yesterday. $29 a month seems like a bargain. I am bracing myself for the inevitable price hike next year after the "introductory offer" ;)
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