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/I'd prefer that a moderator or product developer answer this question.
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Not to be rude, but again. I'd prefer an answer from the sites owners. Speculation isn't helpful. It's just opinion.
Mellifluous wrote:I'm not a mod, but yes AlamDV2 is dated & AlamDV3 won't - it'll be like timetravelling 100 years into the future People who buy AlamDV2 now not only get that dated but great program also get AlamDV3 free. Considering CSB plan to charge more for AlamDV3, isn't this an incentive enough? And in a way by doing this, CSB are doing exactly what you're asking.
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Thanks Rawree. I'll give it a try (chatroom)....
Rawree wrote:If you go to the Chatroom then you're more likely to get a quick and direct response from CSB but I'd say that Mel's pretty much covered that the price doesn't go down because they're offering a (more expensive) program instead of a reduction in price.
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We know of a few schools who use our programs which is cool, and we hope to make this one of the biggest markets for us in the future.Yeah so I think they did intend for high school students. I do think that the price is very reasonable though. If you look around in the market for other products this is well below their price range. Just do a little bit of work and you can buy it easy.
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In terms of being a company, CSB hasn't even started. The current products are not termed as being "final". Even Chromanator is currently considered an "unfinished work". I think you'll find the business model doesn't actually begin until all three programs, AlamDV3, Chromanator and Digigrade become final that things start moving.
tercero wrote:since according to any business model, you've gone through your peak customers and customer fatigue has probably come(and gone).
Absolutely wrong. Though It's of course not limited to that, it is CSB intention to mark out their products as "excellent software, excellent price" and to get both educational establishments, young film-makers and more professional studios interested. Though at Current AlamDV2 is pretty much a strictly amateur effects program. AlamDV3 is veering much closer to being a professional program which could fit into any film studios budget.
raider wrote:I think their target market wasn't really intended to be high school students.
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Thanks for the answer Schwar. It's appreciated.
schwar wrote:Why exactly would we lower the price? I don't really know any software which drops in price as it gets older, other than computer games, and our software was priced too low to begin with.
The price of the software will increase when AlamDV3 is released. AlamDV2 will remain at its current low price until that release AND you get the update to AlamDV3 for free - seems like a good deal to me. Almost too good.
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When you post a question in the forum, you're going to get responses from members of the community. Perhaps you should e-mail CSB directly next time you have a question that you don't want us to reply to. Also, as Rawree said, you could ask them directly in the chatroom.
tercero wrote:Thanks for the answers. Peoples. But again, I'm not looking for any sort of input from people who either own the program or are going to buy it in the future.
I was asking the owners of CSB c.o.b. as FXHome why they haven't lowered the price considering they haven't brought a new program to market in 3 + years.
Please refrain from posting opinions and conjecture if you would.
Thanks, it's appreciated.