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  • Wed, Mar 15 2017 5:42 PM

    • Marianna
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    MC v8.8.1 is now available

    MC v8.8.1 is now available

    We are pleased to announce that Media Composer v8.8.1 is being released today March 15th, 2017 @ 12:00 noon ET.  

    Location:  The Media Composer v8.8.1 software will consist of a Mac Full Installer, Win Full Installer, and a Win Patch.  These files will be located on the Download Center ( login and password required) and will be made available from customers My Avid Master Accounts and Application Manager.

    Changed in v8.8.1: The following changes to the Script Window have been added to Media Composer v8.8.1. For details on each  addition, please reference the attached ReadMe.

    Fixed in Media Composer v8.8.1: The following have been fixed.

    • Refreshing a sequences,  aspect ratio and reformatting options caused odd changes to the sequence such as moving clips within the sequence.
    • In some instances, removing color adapters from a sequence might have changed edit points.
    • You might have heard popping sounds on audio dissolves.
    • You might have received an “assertion failed” error when cutting and pasting onto an Audio dissolve.
    • In some instances, when performing an AMA file export to a DNx resolution, you would receive a “Selected compression format is unsupported” error.
    • In some instances, linking to DPX files resulted in “AMAProducerTask:Execute:AMA Plug-In Unable to Provide Sample” errors.
    • (Mac) On some systems, 9-way Multicam stuttered during playback.
    • You might have received PGlue errors after disabling tracks.
    • Video and audio file names were identical if you performed a background transcode with video and audio on different drives.
    • Exporting XDCAM 50 HD media to a QuickTime movie might have stopped without an error message.
    • Closed Captioning clips would go offline when Dynamic Relink was applied.
    • After dragging to reorder columns, the bin view refreshed to the first bin column rather than the column you just reordered.
    • Copy and pasting multiple volume automation keyframes resulted in a crash.
    • Dragging handles in Pan & Scan effect resulted in a crash.

     

    ReadMe:  we are uploading the ReadMe  to the Knowledge Base “Media Composer v8.x Documentation” page .  

    How Customers will obtain the Media Composer v8.8.1:   

    Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer will be notified of the availability of the v8.8.1 upgrade via the Application Manager. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired.

    New customers who purchase Media Composer on or after today, March 15, 2017 will receive this v8.8.1 update in their Avid Master Account.

    Customers on current Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.8.1 update either from their Avid Master Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.)

    Customers not on a current Upgrade & Support contract must purchase an upgrade via the special offer available for Media Composer v3.0 and higher licenses.  Offer expires 3/31/17.  After 3/31/17 they would need to buy a new license.

    Important - Still should turn off CGPU rendering as that is still an open bug. Hope to fix in te next update.

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  • Fri, Mar 17 2017 2:16 PM In reply to

    • messyjesse
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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Where do I go to find an updated compatibility chart? It would be super convenient if the application manager included what the most recent version of Mac OS we can download...since this is a constant concern. Or if this information was somewhere in the readme file that's linked to.

  • Fri, Mar 17 2017 2:19 PM In reply to

    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Hi messyjesse,

       The MC 8.8.1 release has the same requirements as MC 8.8, if that helps at all. 

    Is your suggestion that App Manager list the compatible OS's for the versions listed for download? Or do I not understand the quetsion. 

     

    Please let me know if that helped. 

     

     

    Thanks

     

    ~Keith

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  • Sat, Mar 18 2017 2:57 AM In reply to

    • Andrew
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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    I got the notice from my application manager but there is nothing in my apps tab to download, except for v8.8.0.

    UPDATE:  This is in my download center.  Since I already have v8.8.0 on my iMac, this is what I download, correct?

    Media Composer 8.8.1 (MAC)
    Download File Size: 2152196078
    MD5 Checksum: 7de055aa231a1b3e854f8c18816f6e38

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  • Sat, Mar 18 2017 5:41 AM In reply to

    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Andrew:
    Media Composer 8.8.1 (MAC)
    Download File Size: 2152196078
    Those are the correct details for the current MC 8.8.1 download. Assuming your Subscription is current or your Perpetual licence Support contract is valid for this update this is the one for you.

  • Sat, Mar 18 2017 5:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Thanks.

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  • Sat, Mar 18 2017 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Hello Andrew,

       I checked your Avid master account, I don't see MC registered. Can you email me (raff.condalor@avid.com), I will check the license status.

     

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

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  • Sat, Mar 18 2017 11:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    RalphC:

    Hello Andrew,

       I checked your Avid master account, I don't see MC registered. Can you email me (raff.condalor@avid.com), I will check the license status.

     

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

    Just sent you an E-mail.  How do I register it?

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  • Wed, Mar 22 2017 5:52 PM In reply to

    • Walter Riggi
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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Hi Marianna,

    I'm waiting for the co-install (Pro tools/Media Composer) blessing from page http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/compatibility/Coinstall-for-Avid-Media-Composer-6-5-3-and-Pro-Tools-11

    Any idea when this will happen? For me I edit film and need my Pro tools HDx working in harmony so we can score feature films.

    Since we are obeying the co-install rules from the page mentioned above, we have missed out on the ScriptSync and PhraseFind upgrade path and could REALLY use these two items in our workflow.

    Can you light a fire under your team as the page hasn't been updated since FEB 7, 2017?

    Thank you

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  • Wed, Mar 22 2017 6:29 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Walter...

    Seeing aobut getting this updated today...

    Stand by

    Marianna

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  • Thu, Mar 30 2017 9:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    The compatability chart says it supports "Mac Pro “Westmere” Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (12 cores)." I have the Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Mac. I'm wondering if 8.8.1 will work on my system or if I'll run into problems. It's so close to the approved specs! Anyone have experience running 8.8.1 on the same system or an opinion on if I should try it?  

     

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  • Thu, Mar 30 2017 9:20 PM In reply to

    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    mediabutcher:
    I have the Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Mac. I'm wondering if 8.8.1 will work on my system or if I'll run into problems.

    You're probably fine...but you can always download the trial and test.

     

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  • Sat, Apr 8 2017 1:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Hi there,

    I'm wanting to update from 8.5 to 8.8.1 and would like to make sure that I do things correctly.

    Right now I'm running Yosemite on my Mac Pro.  I understand that 8.8.1 works with Sierra.  So:

    1. I will deactivate and uninstall Avid Media Composer 8.5 on my Mac Pro

    2. I will update my Mac OS to Sierra.  Not sure you still need (or even can) fix permissions via Disk Utility in Sierra, but will at least have the re-start after updating my OS.

    3. I will download MC 8.8.1, and install and activate it.

    4. will I have to rebuild all my keyboard preferences? (I hate having to do that).

     

    Are these the right things to do, in the right order?

    Thanks for any advice, Malcolm

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  • Sat, Apr 8 2017 1:57 AM In reply to

    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    If it is of interest 8.8.1 runs very happily on 10.10.5 (yosemite) here.

    mhamilton:
    Are these the right things to do, in the right order?
    Looks good to me.

    mhamilton:
    4. will I have to rebuild all my keyboard preferences? (I hate having to do that).
    Not if you don't want to.   Some swear by rebuilding setting with each upgrade. I dont. I know if I have not rebuilt mine so if a problem arises I can rebuild at that time (has not happened yet)

     

  • Sat, Apr 8 2017 12:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC v8.8.1 is now available

    Thanks very much Andrew.

    I will go ahead and do this now.  

    Regards, Malcolm

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