Why upgrade?

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People have been asking for these things for YEARS:
  • Ability to reverse video clips
  • An EQ audio plugin
  • Better file support
  • Improved editor playback performance

What did we get?
  • 60 FPS
  • Text boxes
  • Faster rendering
  • Company turning toward " software as a service" with new $50 charge to get updates for a year after purchase
In case anyone was wondering why I'm not even going to ask the company I work for to buy this upgrade, that's why.  I love this software, but come on, guys.
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kayakman, Champion

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curious ... what do you mean by ...

  • Better file support ?
  • Text boxes ?
based on my personal experience, 2018 does offer 
  • Improved editor playback performance
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Better file support meaning import compatibility with more files types, and better support for mp4s.  I often have to convert mp4s back into mp4s with a third party program just to import them.  The files are coming from a JVC broadcast camera, and the files can be read by every other piece of software I own, yet Camtasia has no idea what to do with them, despite every parameter being set correctly.

Text boxes: as in what they're referring to as "Brand new assets" and "theming" on this page: 
https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

If they improved editor playback, why would they only mention "up to 50% faster rendering times" in the newest features?  They mention nothing about the editor window.  Hence, my thread being called "Why upgrade?"  I'm really asking the question.

I feel if I state my case as to why I'm not upgrading, perhaps those features might get some priority, and I'll ask my work to spring for it.
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OK; thanks for the clarification

editor play back is unrelated to production [rendering] speed, which is highly hardware dependent, and can be adversely affected by other processes running during production [like streaming in a browser]

I find that 2018's better stability, faster rendering, and greatly improved Library make the upgrade from CS9 [at least for me] well worth it.  I don't do much "eye candy" stuff with my videos, so the new behaviors and theming are nice but do not materially affect my workflow

60 FPS productions can make for greatly improved high motion video compared with 30 FPS; but I mostly do software screencasted tutorials, so 60 FPS does not make a difference to me