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  • Thu, Mar 10 2016 5:22 PM

    Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Avid is pleased to announce the release of Media Composer | Software v8.5.1.


    HOW TO GET:
    The latest update to Media Composer is available worldwide as of March 10, 2016 from the Avid Download Center or through the Application Manager.

    The ability to launch Media Composer software is dependent on the status of the customers Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version was released.

     - 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.

     - The FlexVersioner, as has been stated in the past, is no longer supported for this release.  See the Support Upgrade article for instructions on how to upgrade your dongle based  or SW licensing based System.

     


    NEW FEATURES:
    Some of the new features in v8.5 include:

     - Menu Simplification: The menus have been reorganized to remove legacy menu items and simplify the user experience.

     - Timeline UI Improvements: A number of updates have been made to the timeline, including enabling Sync Rollers for Sync Locked Tracks, the ability to see full segments as you drag them within the timeline as well as the effect their repositioning will have on the rest of the timeline before you commit the change, and creating a new track by dragging a segment above the timeline.

     - Support for 64 Tracks of Audio: Users can now create and work with 64 individual tracks of audio.

     - Group by Audio Waveforms: Group clips can be made based on audio waveform analysis.

     - HDR Support: Media Composer now includes color spaces for High Dynamic Range (HDR). This provides support for a higher range of video signal, and enables automatic color transformations for source files based on the HDR color space set in the project.

     - Audio Mixer Updates: You can now resize the Audio Mixer and create custom track groupings.

     - FrameFlex Rotation: Users can rotate the framing box in the FrameFlex source settings using the Z rotation slides, enabling the straightening or reframing of an image at the source level rather than in the timeline.

     - Interactive Video Frame Cache: A new Video Memory tab has been added to the Media Cache settings to allow users to save generated frames of the current playing sequence into a memory storage cache, resulting in faster response times while editing and playing back media.

     - UI Personalization Tools: Additional UI settings have been added to allow users to change the background color of the Project Window and Timeline, and override Bin and Project fonts and font sizes.

     - Bin Columns Updates: The process for adding Custom Columns as well as Multiple Columns in bins has been simplified, and you can now copy and paste the same text to multiple fields within a column.

     - Identifying Rendered Effects: Users can now choose to differentiate between rendered effect media and Title and Matte key effect media in the Media Tool. This is helpful when identifying media to delete.

     - Ancillary Data SCC Import: Media Composer now supports importing of Scenarist Closed Caption (.scc) files.
    …and more!

     

    BUG FIXES:
    v8.5.1 includes over 30 bug fixes, including:

    - MCCET-830: JLK trim did not work if you minimized the source/record monitors.
    - MCCET-1044: You could not export Stereoscopic 3D sequences as Left and Right DPX files.
    - MCCET-1136: Unity Attic bins were being saved locally instead of to the Unity shared partition.
    - MCCET-1091: Go to Timecode in the source monitor was not working properly.
    - MCCET-1095: Creating an Autosequence created random video track numbers instead of V1.
    - MCCET-1075: Start of play was delayed when working with Avid DNxIO hardware.
    - MCCET-964: In some instances, you could hear audio pops in dissolves.

     


    OS SUPPORT:
    This release continues support on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and 10.10.1 through 10.10.5 (Yosemite) AND introduces support for OS X El Capitan (10.11.3).

    NOTE: To those users upgrading to El Capitan, please deactivate & uninstall Media Composer FIRST, upgrade the OS, then reinstall Media Composer.  If you use Avid Artist DNxIO, you must also uninstall the Desktop Video software and reinstall it after the OS upgrade.


    README:
    The README & "What's New" documents for 8.5 are available here.  The README for 8.5.1 is attached to this thread. As always, please read the docs before upgrading to understand any known issues.



    FEEDBACK:
    If you have any comments or questions regarding the installation of this version, please post it here.  For other bugs or questions, please start a new thread.

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  • Thu, Mar 10 2016 6:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    going to install now. Hopefullt this goes away

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  • Thu, Mar 10 2016 8:08 PM In reply to

    • DJFio[DB]
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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Thank you for release!
    It fixes many problems in my life - including autosequence randomness.
    After this release i don't want to go back to previous version (8.4.4)
    I can really feel the speed without dropped frames and slowdowns in complex sequences.

    Seems to be more stable than 8.5.0.
    But multicam nine-split-play performance is still slow.
    don't know why. It maxes out dual CPU on 2011 macpro.
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  • Tue, Mar 15 2016 1:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    I have been using 8.5.1 for a week or so now and am finding it a bit slow and problematic in a few areas. Seems on the original boot up to a project it takes a very long time to load user preferences. Also, in the effects editor using more complex effects such as any of the tracking options [position or basic tracking] i lose visual of the video so I can't choose tracking points. The image turns solid white.  Using things such as corner pin, perspective, rotate etc from the left column selector once selected the points and outline disappears so you again are working blind and have to guess where the points went to and if you luckily find them you have to skew or manipulate the image by guess. Very frustrating for vfx editing I will say. Any fix would be very helpful as these are highly used for temping vfx on a tv series.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 15 2016 1:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    also forgot..the slow closing of bins seems to be back in this version as well that had been resolved in 8.4 and 8.5.0. When I close a bin. It holds a few seconds, beach balls for a few more seconds, holds and then finally closes. Entire process to close the bin takes about 15-20 seconds.

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  • Wed, Mar 16 2016 2:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Most of the time MC 8.5 and 8.5.1 doesn't even shut down for me. I'm constanbtly force quitting the application.

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  • Wed, Mar 16 2016 2:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    are you getting the "???" when trying to quit the application? If so run disk utlity which should remedy that problem.

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  • Wed, Mar 16 2016 3:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    I don't see amything, just hangs on quitting the app..

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  • Wed, Mar 16 2016 6:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    gagne:

    are you getting the "???" when trying to quit the application? If so run disk utlity which should remedy that problem.

    I've actually just encountered that yesterday.  When you say "run disk utility" do you mean repair disk permissions or repair the disk for errors?

     

  • Wed, Mar 16 2016 6:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Yes . If you run disk repair on your boot drive it should fix the issue. It did for me.

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  • Fri, Mar 18 2016 2:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    I'm getting this error when transcosing and for some reason, I get it more often than I should. It usually happens at least once in a big batch of clips. Shooting on a canon 7D and transcoding into MC 8, I just installed 8.5.1 and it is still happening. I get this error:

     

    Exception: AMAProducerTask::Execute: AMA Plug-In Unable to Provide Sample

     

    Some of the clips transcode but it will freeze on random ones and then I get this error. There's nothing wrong with the clips, I can import them into Premiere, I can view them in the finder and play them all the way through but for some reason this keeps happening. very frustrating. Tried doing some research but couldn't find anything that helped.

     

    Anyone have a similar issue and/or able to fix it? 

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  • Sat, Mar 19 2016 5:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Mike:

    Most of the time MC 8.5 and 8.5.1 doesn't even shut down for me. I'm constanbtly force quitting the application.

     

    same here. If I start avid and shut it down immediately its fine. But shutting down after work let the application hang. permissionrepairs did not help. downloading 8.4

     

    update: the culprit was an outdated plugin (bcc 10). now running bcc 10.0.1 avid runs smoother again.

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  • Sat, Mar 19 2016 8:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Can anyone tell me where the special butten is, and whre I can find "full screen mode" in mc 8.5.1 ???

     

  • Mon, Mar 21 2016 3:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    8.5.x reorganized the menus. Full Screen Playback is now under Composer > Full Screen Playback. The Special menu is gone.

    All of the changes in the menus are listed in the "What's New" document, which can be found here.

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  • Tue, Apr 5 2016 9:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Segmentation fault, many times. When saving, when shutting down, when dragging files into a bin...

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