Marianna from Avid has worked long and hard to create this one stop source of information for anyone thinking about upgrading to MC v7 here http://community.avid.com/forums/t/119365.aspx Every single scenario that could possibly pertain is described and explained here. The links to the documentation are at the bottom.
As per this earlier post, regarding 3rd Party software for Avid, if you bought an upgrade to Symphony 6 or 6.5 or a new Symphony 6 or 6.5 then you are entitled to Avid FX, Avid DVD, Sorenson Squeeze and BCC regardless if it is a shippable kit or a download. […]
There is a current promo with Avid, to upgrade Meridian systems to Nitris DX or Mojo DX systems with some attractive discounts of up to £1100! Send an email to Sales@root6.com with either a picture of the dongle’s label, or just letting us know exactly what is written- on the label and we will verify [...]
Some useful info for customers with Avid support contracts wanting to update the bundled 3rd party software: BCC, Avid FX, Avid DVD, or Sorenson Squeeze The latest installers for these can be downloaded from http://www.avid.com/download To get activation serial numbers go to http://www.avid.com/mc3party where you will be asked to supply the following information: The product [...]
If you purchase Media Composer v6.5 or Symphony v6.5 (or have done so since April 7, 2013) you can upgrade to v7.0 for free provided you register and retrieve an upgrade code by June 30, 2013
If you purchased or upgraded to Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, or NewsCutter 10 on or between August 8, 2012 and September 30, 2012—and registered your product—you are entitled to a no-charge upgrade to Media Composer 6.5, Symphony 6.5, or NewsCutter 10.5 software. […]