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  • Tue, Dec 1 2015 6:12 PM

    • Adman
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    Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    Great news! We are pleased to announce the release of Media Composer v8.4.3 (Mac and PC).

    Here is the Download Center link.

    Licensing and Activation: This update is for Media Composer v8.4.x customers who are either on an active Subscription or Upgrade & Support plan as of December 1st, 2015. The ability to launch Media Composer software is dependent on the status of your Upgrade and Support Plan.

    - Please read the How to Update Your License page before upgrading to this release.

    - More detailed information is also available on the Upgrade and Support Plan FAQ page.

    Note: The FlexVersioner is no longer supported for this release. See the Support Upgrade article for instructions on how to upgrade your license.

    Documentation: ReadMe, Installation Guide and more can be found on the Media Composer Documentation page. I attached the draft ReadMe last week and Nora will be posting the final tomorrow for this release. There are many fixes which were provided in the draft ReadMe so I trust you have all educated yourself on these fixes.

     

    NVIDIA Driver 353.82 for use with Media Composer v8.4.3 - We have qualified a new NVIDIA Driver 353.82 for use with Media Composer v8.4.3.  Customers who wish to upgrade to that driver for use with Media Composer v8.4.3,  can download it from NVIDIA's website.

    BlackMagic Design 10.5.2 Drivers and Media Composer v8.4.3 - Older BlackMagic Design  hardware may experience issues with BMD v10.5.2 and Media Composer v8.4.3. For example, some customers have reported crashing of Media Composer v8.4.3 with an Intensity Pro 4K attached; removing the BMD 10.5.2 seemed to resolve the issue. We are investigating potential problems and will update you with more information when we receive it.

    Media Composer v8.4.3 and Panasonic P2 Plug-In - Media Composer v8.4.3 is qualified with AMA Panasonic P2 plug-in v4.5. If you have an earlier version of the plug-in installed, please download and install the latest from avid.com/ama. Because of metadata changes in the  v4.5 plug-in release, AVC LongG clips linked with an earlier version of the plug-in are not compatible with the v4.5 (and later) plug-in. Note that AMA-linked Panasonic AVC LongG clips are not supported for Interplay check-in.

     

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  • Tue, Dec 1 2015 10:43 PM In reply to

    • daktulus
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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    I upgraded the dongle and it isn´t working with my old MC 4.051 anymore.

    Update: Problem solved - support sent me a personal blaster (now I have to blast my dongle every time). Thanks a lot.

    Warning to everyone though: be careful when updating, older versions might not work anymore.

    In this case the oldest version that works with 8.x updated dongle: 5.5.4

     

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 12:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    daktulus:

    I upgraded the dongle and MC isn´t working with my old MC 4.51 anymore. It was promised to me that older versions will work with an updated dongle.

    I am working on a project on MC 4.51 - I need to access it NOW!

    Please make it possible that I can access it NOW!

    THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!!!

     

    You should contact Avid Support.

    http://www.avid.com/US/support/support-contact

    Select Broadcast & Video, then on the next page click the + next to Contact Support and call the number listed for your area.  Help with dongle issues is free, and it's option 2 from the phone menu.

    If you still don't get anywhere with them, send an email to Marianna Montague (marianna.montague@avid.com).  She's their customer advocate, and can help you.

     

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 11:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    Unfortunately

    Bug Number: MCCET-767. Subcap subtitles did not play back in real time.

    has not been resolved for me, it's the same as before.

    Anybody else want to share their results regarding this? Thanks.

    It's really a bit of a problem when you are cutting foreign language documentaries, to say the least ...

  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 4:26 PM In reply to

    • MattB
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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    the link to the readMe file gives error 404 page not found. Can anyone point me to the read me so I can see what changes have been made please.

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 4:28 PM In reply to

    • MattB
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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    OK - Ignore my last post - it's suddenly there!

    Edit 1:- Intel Core i7 960 3.2 GHz (self build) Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Mobo 24GB Corsair Vengance DDR3 1600Mhx memory NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (Nvidia driver... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 5:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    Back to the 404. No info.

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 5:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    NVIDIA Driver 353.82 is for Windows 10, 64 bit, but the max OS for Windows listed in the readme is 8.1.  Not to assume anything but does this mean we are close to an offical Windows 10 release of Avid?

     

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  • Wed, Dec 2 2015 6:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    I actually have 353.82 installed here on Windows 8.1 Pro 64.... no problems so far.

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  • Thu, Dec 3 2015 4:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    scocklin:
    NVIDIA Driver 353.82 is for Windows 10, 64 bit,
    This Link shows 

    Version: 353.82  WHQL
    Release Date: 2015.8.12
    Operating System:

    Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

    I have downloaded it but not installed it YET

  • Thu, Dec 3 2015 9:21 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    AndrewAction:

    scocklin:
    NVIDIA Driver 353.82 is for Windows 10, 64 bit,
    This Link shows 

    Version: 353.82  WHQL
    Release Date: 2015.8.12
    Operating System:

    Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

    I have downloaded it but not installed it YET

    This is the link I found, http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/88808/en-us  

     

     

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  • Fri, Dec 4 2015 12:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    Hi!  I know 8.4.3 does not support El Capitan on a Mac, but what about Windows 10 on a PC?  I suspect not, but, oddly, I cannot find a direct confrimation of that.

  • Fri, Dec 4 2015 12:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    AmericanRonin:
    I cannot find a direct confrimation of that.
    From page 19 in the 8.4.3 readme

    The following tables also list the qualified Operating Systems. Depending upon your hardware
    the qualified Operating Systems are:

    • Windows v7 64-bit SP1(Professional) and Windows v8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)

    • Macintosh v10.9.5, v10.10.1, v10.10.2, v10.10.3, v10.10.4, v10.10.5

    scocklin:
    I found that one first and so went looking for the W7 and W8 one I linked to. 

  • Fri, Dec 4 2015 8:21 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    I wished Avid would also update its media Composer Editing Guide. The current version (published with version 8.4) contains operating instructions with commands, that do not exist, e.g. Relinking Media Files, page 468 ff.

    Joachim

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  • Tue, Dec 8 2015 11:08 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.3 is LIVE

    I have installed and tested MC8.4.3 on 3 sytems now and I am happy to report that, within our environment using a NAS on a 1gb network, for linked media the performance has improved greatly. This build offers the best performance I have seen since version 2.7.  

    Although there are many bugs that continue to pain me I am quite pleased. Thanks Avid. 

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