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  • Mon, Sep 19 2016 2:56 PM

    • Pixel Monkey
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    Update RE: "Sierra" MacOS 10.12.x

    UPDATE to the post below:

    MacOS Sierra (10.12.1) is now supported but only with Media Composer 8.6.5. 
    View the official community post here: http://community.avid.com/forums/p/179497/835591.aspx#835591  

     

    Oiginal post:

    Aaaah, the next version of Mac OS X. So tempting. The follow-up to "El Capitan" is called "Sierra" (v10.12.0). See the Wiki [HERE]. If you value your ability to operate Media Composer...

    WARNING #1: DO NOT update your OS yet. Not until Avid makes a version of MC that can run on it. No version of MC that you have running right now will operate on Sierra... Ever. Not MC8.x, MC7.x, MC6.5.x or whatever. You will need to download a new version (or patch upgrade) of Media Composer, qualified for Sierra, once Avid makes it.

    WARNING #2: Sierra will be the first version since OS X Mountain Lion, released in 2012, that DOES NOT RUN on all computers that the previous version supported. An article going into some detail is [HERE].

    WARNING #3: Even though you shouldn't install Sierra, you SHOULD download it for later. (Just don't install it.) Otherwise if you need the first release (10.12.0), you'll have it handy. (Thanks to the ever-awake Shane Ross for the reminder on this one!)

    So... I know I sound like a broken record here, but Avid's engineers and app designers are aware of Sierra. They have been working with Apple on a beta version of it, so that they can bring everyone a next version of Media Composer that will run on it. But at this very moment while they are doing so, Apple is also making last-minute changes to Sierra for its release... and those changes may indeed affect all of the work Avid has done. They need to test their next version of MC on the SAME version available to the public, starting tomorrow.

    So be smart and WAIT. Don't upgrade, and while you're at it, turn off auto-updates immediately.

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  • Mon, Sep 19 2016 5:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Spot on Chris!!!!!!!

    Never upgrade to a new OS unless you check with Avid first!

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  • Mon, Sep 19 2016 6:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    EDIT: Whoops, didn't see the part of the post above that already says what I'm about to say.  Could have sworn it wasn't there before!

    But remember - even if you don't UPGRADE, you should DOWNLOAD the new OS, without installing it.

    Why?  Because that way, you'll have the "base version" of the OS - version "point-zero."  That'll ensure you're able to update to whatever version of the OS that you need, when you ARE ready to upgrade, by using the readily-available "combo update" that Apple has for every point-release of the OS.

    Otherwise, you'll find it difficult to get the OS version that you need, because as soon as Apple releases an update, they make it difficult to get any prior version.  If the next MC version is qualified for 10.12.1, and then Apple releases 10.12.2, then you need to wait for Avid to release a new version.  But if you'd downloaded the base OS, all you'd need to do is install it, and then use the 10.12.1 combo update.

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  • Wed, Oct 26 2016 11:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Soooo.... has anyone tried using Media Composer (any version) on Sierra yet? Y'know, just for fun? See what it breaks?

  • Thu, Oct 27 2016 2:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    I have been using 10.12 and 10.12.1 with 8.6.3 and 8.6.4 and I haven't noticed that it breaks anything. I wouldn't recommend doing it. Also, I will say this... we had a client that updated to Sierra and I asked them if they have had any issues and they said they were surprised at how well it was working. BTW, Sierra does break isis but there is a workaround.

  • Fri, Oct 28 2016 6:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Hi,

    Your post doesn't sound good for me… that mean the new MacBook Pro doesn't work with Media Composer :-(

    Do you have any idea about the next update ?

    Best regards.

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  • Fri, Oct 28 2016 6:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Hi jumpcutting. (I like the name.)

    Don't worry too much. I posted this over a month ago, so it should not be long now. Avid's engineers are hard at work, preparing the next version of Media Composer to be released so that it can run Mac OS Sierra.

    These things take time. Adobe Premiere has just been qualified as of yesterday. Avid always takes a little longer because Avid is responsible for more products than Adobe is. Avid has hardware boxes like ISIS and Nexis to test it on, as well as MediaCentral and Interplay, Cloud and so on. Where as Adobe has no hardware boxes or massive shared storage systems that it needs to test.

    Also I know many Media Composer users that have installed MC8.6.4 anyway, and they find it is working fine on Sierra. So while I would still recommend waiting, it won't be long now.

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  • Wed, Nov 9 2016 10:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    In your post you said there was a workaround for ISIS on OSX 10.12...how?

  • Wed, Nov 9 2016 10:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    You have to change permissions on the Volumes folder in terminal.

  • Thu, Nov 10 2016 7:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    can you show how to do that...I'm not great in terminal...

  • Tue, Nov 15 2016 12:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Did you ever get ISIS client to work in OSX 10.12 (Sierra)? If so, what version?

     

    Thanks

  • Tue, Nov 15 2016 12:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Yes, kkordisch solution of changing volume permisions through Terminal worked!  Isis Client Manger 4.7.11

     Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.1

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tue, Nov 15 2016 12:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

  • Tue, Nov 15 2016 3:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

  • Tue, Dec 6 2016 5:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mac users: Do NOT upgrade to "Sierra" OS X 10.12

    Is anybody able to share the ISIS/Sierra workaround that has been discovered?

    Are there any limitations or other relevant info that we should know about?

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