DrasticPreview - How To Buy

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This page provides information on how to buy DrasticPreview and DrasticPreview Pro.   For more detailed information about the product, you can go to each of the product pages:

DrasticPreview Product Page

DrasticPreview Pro Product Page

Try or Buy?

We recommend that customers try our products before they buy to ensure that the product fully meets their needs.  

How to Try –

Click the download button on the product page and complete the form that is provided. Download and install the software. Drastic's software products will install and run in demo mode. Demo mode has a number of restrictions (10 second media duration, watermarks, and length of run limitations).  For more thorough testing we recommend, and are happy to provide you with, a fully-functioning temporary license.  Here is how to get it:
1- Run the license application installed with your software. Instructions on how to access and run the license application can be found here: http://license.drastictech.com/
2- Put your name and email address into the license application and press generate.
3- Email the site code provided by the license application to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Indicate in the e-mail which product you wish to try.
4- Once you receive your temporary site key by e-mail from us, copy it into the license application and click register.

How to Buy

For payment, we accept Visa or MasterCard, Company Cheque, or we can send you a PayPal invoice.

For a PayPal invoice please send us an email and confirm the following:

Company Name:
Contact:
Street address:
City, State/Province:
Code, Country:
...and the correct email recipient for the invoice: If you would like to pay using a Visa or MasterCard, you can fill in the Credit Card Form and either fax it back to (416) 255-8780, or scan and send a PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Once we receive payment we can provide the permanent license. The license is single system, single instance.

Base Software

DrasticPreview:  $99.00 US

Supports VGA/DVI output

Included licenses:  MPEG-LA MPEG-2, AVC, h.264 and related formats, Sony HDCam, Sony Raw, and DV related

DrasticPreview Pro: $295.00 US

Supports VGA/DVI and hardware output, adds waveform monitors, vectorscope, histogram and data views

Included licenses:  MPEG-LA MPEG-2, AVC, h.264 and related formats, Sony HDCam, Sony Raw, and DV related

Upgrade to version 5: $99.00 US

Codec Options

Avid DNxHD license option:  $50.00 US

This option allows the user to read DNxHD format.


catalogpiconDrastic Catalog 2017

We offer a pricing and a brief description for each of our products in the Drastic Catalog. You can click the image to the right to view a PDF.