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    Hi -

    Just got 4.5 about a week ago - LOVE it!

    I have the USB hooked to my laptop - but I need 4.5 on my desktop too...

    The manual talks about transfering the license to my laptop - but if I do that... does that render the usb useless to hook into my desktop>>> ??

    I need the program to run on both of my systems... what's the deal>>??

    S

  • #2
    License says install on two use one at a time.
    You can install it on both and plug the dongle in the system you are using.
    If you need to run both at the same time you need to buy another license.

    SR
    Steve
    EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
    A proud EDIUS EDITOR
    For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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    • #3
      Steve is correct. You may also be referring to the fact that you can transsfer the license to a computer so that you don't have to have the dongle installed. However that makes the dongle useless and Edius will run only on that computer, And if something happens to the driive you may lose Edius all together.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pjsssss View Post
        Steve is correct. You may also be referring to the fact that you can transsfer the license to a computer so that you don't have to have the dongle installed. However that makes the dongle useless and Edius will run only on that computer, And if something happens to the driive you may lose Edius all together.

        this is kinda crazy...
        if I transfer the liscense key to the hard drive and clone the hard drive .. does that allow me to have the lisence cloned so that I dont lose it??

        if the edius USB dies... do they support the usb ? or do I need to buy a new one or is it warrentyed?>??(sp)

        s

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        • #5
          Apparently you only need the dongle to start Edius, once it's running you can remove the dongle and put it in your other machine. I don't need to do this as I have only one PC.

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          • #6
            If you try to import P2 footage it will not without the Doggle.
            Mule Ferguson

            HPX2000
            HPX200
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            Edius Broadcast NX 4.52
            EDIUS v5.51 Broadcast - Dual Xeon Supermicro X7DWA-N with E5450 3.0GHz CPU (8 cores)
            4 GB Ram, 1.0 TB Video Raid (2x500). 5 ea 1.0 TB External Video. 2 500 gb Ext, 320 GB OS Drive .. ATI Radeon HD 4350 with 512 Ram XP Pro with SP 3 HD Sparks, VisTitle

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            Nvidia9800, 500G Raid (2x250) 1TB&500TB Ext Drives

            HPX 2000 AVC Intra, HVX 200, HPX 170, AG-AF 100, Canon D5 MKll.....MacBook G4 w/VMWare FCP Edius 6.2

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            • #7
              I use a Belkin KVM switch between 2 machines, it also houses the dongles and switches them as you select a different PC - and it's correct, only needed for startup.
              Edius Edits at: http://www.vimeo.com/user781619/videos

              1) AMD 3900X 12 core 4.6Ghz 2) Asus X79 4930K 6 core @4.4GHz Water Cooled. 480GB REVO3x2 System drive, 4TB Raid 0, 4 TB E-Sata Raid 5, 32GB RAM, GTX1070Ti Decklink HD Extreme. 3X Sony AX53 Sony AX700 BMPCC 4K

              http://indiestereographer.blogspot.co.uk

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              • #8
                You are actually knowingly doing something that is not allowed by the license agreement.
                Steve
                EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                • #9
                  Correct. If you run EDIUS on two different machines with only one license (ie. dongle), simultaneously, you are most certainly breaching the EULA.

                  You are most welcome, however, to install and run EDIUS on any number of machines you need to, provided the license is active on only one machine at any given time.

                  As has been covered numerous times on this forum, transferring a dongle license to a host PC is done at the user's risk - if you lose the license to a hard drive crash/format/etc, you are not entitled to a free replacement - you'll be up for a new copy of EDIUS in full.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
                    You are actually knowingly doing something that is not allowed by the license agreement.

                    If Canopus is NOT supporting MY investment in the license that I purchased... wouldnt it be my own right to protect my own investment.???

                    I am really disappointed ... I can totally understand that Canopus is trying to keep the license out of the wrong hands ( so as people to to sell bootleg copies or something ) but for us that actually purchase the lisence - and I made an INVESTMENT in this... why cant I protect it??
                    If my hard drive crashes ... or my usb (eventually) fails... I get scribbed... that is not right...

                    How is Canopus providing for the user ??
                    Eventually ( there is no doubt in my mind... ) people are going to start to have hard drives fail and those doggles will eventually corrode ( or break) and our 4.5 will not work anymore... how is Canopus supporting me??

                    I honestly want to know!

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                    • #11
                      I have yet to see a dongle corrode. I am using software for some years that have dongles. I Live in a country in the Amozone basin which is very humid. No corrotion what so ever on any dongle.
                      I know that if your dongle breaks with the license on it and you send it to the company, most companies have ways to check it and most will send you a replacement.
                      I don't know GV's policy on this but over the years I have not had one broken dongle even with different people using them.

                      I think we will have moved to EDIUS 5 long before your dongle ever has the change to corrode or break. :)

                      SR
                      Last edited by SRsupport; 11-06-2007, 06:12 PM.
                      Steve
                      EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                      A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                      For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                      • #12
                        I only use one machine/ software running at a time, it is for convenience that the system is set up like this, to allow switching without pulling the dongle - OK?
                        Edius Edits at: http://www.vimeo.com/user781619/videos

                        1) AMD 3900X 12 core 4.6Ghz 2) Asus X79 4930K 6 core @4.4GHz Water Cooled. 480GB REVO3x2 System drive, 4TB Raid 0, 4 TB E-Sata Raid 5, 32GB RAM, GTX1070Ti Decklink HD Extreme. 3X Sony AX53 Sony AX700 BMPCC 4K

                        http://indiestereographer.blogspot.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sheilaorsi View Post
                          If Canopus is NOT supporting MY investment in the license that I purchased... wouldnt it be my own right to protect my own investment.???

                          I am really disappointed ... I can totally understand that Canopus is trying to keep the license out of the wrong hands ( so as people to to sell bootleg copies or something ) but for us that actually purchase the lisence - and I made an INVESTMENT in this... why cant I protect it??
                          If my hard drive crashes ... or my usb (eventually) fails... I get scribbed... that is not right...

                          How is Canopus providing for the user ??
                          Eventually ( there is no doubt in my mind... ) people are going to start to have hard drives fail and those doggles will eventually corrode ( or break) and our 4.5 will not work anymore... how is Canopus supporting me??

                          I honestly want to know!
                          You need to understand just what your investment is.

                          You are not buying the software, you are purchasing a license to use it. The license agreement dictates the terms under which you can use the software, and it stipulates that you can install the software on more than one system, but that you can only use one installation at a time.

                          It doesn't matter whether you have two computers that you run one copy on using the swap-the-dongle approach, or if it is a production company that has two workstations, all of them running one copy of Edius. Under the law what you are doing is no less acceptable than what the production company does.

                          How do you get paid for your productions? If so sell a DVD of a wedding video, short. documentary or whatever, is it OK for the buyer to copy the disk and play it in two, twenty, or even two hundred locations at the same time?

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                          • #14
                            I reiterate - the terms are these - you may install and run EDIUS on as many machines with a single license, provided that single license is being used on only one machine at any given time.

                            If you backup your hard drive and it contains a transferred license, then the onus is on you to do the right thing. Typically, a backup is just that, a backup, which implies that it is not used unless disaster strikes (and certainly not used concurrently with an existing licensed machine). In this case, there is no violation of the EULA.

                            If, however, you decide to restore a licensed backup and run it alongside an already licensed system (ie. tranfer a license to one machine, back it up, and then transfer the license to a second system), then you are, quite simply, doing something illegal.

                            Thread is closed. There's enough explanation of right and wrong for this thread, I think.

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