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  • Mon, Aug 7 2017 10:34 PM

    Media Composer v8.9 - Launched 3rd August 2017

    Great news! Media Composer v8.9 has launched and is available on the Download Center (login and password required), Application Manager v17.7 and My Avid Master accounts for people with eligible contracts.

    The ReadMe and Whats New Documents can be found at this link.  (IMO it is well worth checking out the Whats New Document)

    Installer: There is a Media Composer v8.9 Mac and v8.9 Win Installer. No patch installers with this release.
    - New Nvidia Driver: Nvidia Driver v377.11 is supported with this release.

    Changed in v8.9: The following has been changed in this release.
    - If you are on a Windows 10 or a Windows 7 system and have a Quadro 4000,K4000, or M4000 graphics card, DMF jobs might fail, background transcode and render jobs might fail, and you might see artifacts in the User Interface.

    *** Workaround: On the Windows 10 system, install NVIDIA driver v342.01. On the Windows 7 system, install NVIDIA driver v377.11.

    Fixed in v8.9: The following have been fixed in this release.
    - When your locale was set to German, Spanish, or Italian, a number of Media Composer dialog boxes displayed cut off text. Avid has made improvements when displaying these languages so the text is displayed properly. Also, a number of dialogs now include tool tips in the appropriate language. Avid will continue to make improvements with subsequent releases.
    - In previous releases certain DVCPro clips could not be linked. Now they can be linked.
    - If you changed the tape name of a clip, the timecode changed by the number of pre-charge frames.
    - Left Margin setting did not apply to a new script.
    - When “Interpolate Position” was disabled in Script Settings, Scripts were still imported with Interpolate Position enabled.
    - (Mac) When exporting EDL using “To several files,” V1 track files were not created.

    - You might have received an “Assertion failed” error when trying to export an empty sequence to XDCam.
    - (Mac) Performing a background render ignored Source Settings LUT. Fixed in Media Composer v8.9
    - You might have corrupted output in the record monitor when you opened the Effect Editor of a rolling title.

    - (Mac) The application would crash when opening Effect Mode on clips with a TV Noise Horiz effect.
    - (Mac) The editing application would crash while opening Effect Mode of an Animated Marquee title.
    - Importing two tracks increased the clip duration by 1 frame.
    - Changing local clip colors did not save if that was the only change you made.
    - In some instances after performing a match frame, shift clicking to select a range of clips in the bin did not select the clips.
    - When an AudioSuite rendered effect was removed from the sequence, you could not close the plug-in window.
    (Japanese locale) Sequences with names that included a CR (carriage return) or LF (linefeed) displayed as offline in Interplay Access. With this release, newly created sequences will remove any CR or LF from the name. For older sequences, you can manually rename the sequence name to remove CR or LF.
    - You might have received “Assertion Failed: minVBVLevel <= maxVBVLevel” errors when performing a mixdown of XDCAM media. Workaround: Enable the “Re-encode for XDCAM bitstream compliance” option in the Mixdown Video dialog.
    - When in the Source Browser, linking to an XAVC Long GOP volume did not work properly. This has been fixed. The latest nablet-Sony XDCAM plug-in is required for XAVC Long GOP volume support.

    Known Limitations: The following are known limitations in this release.

    - When working with HiRes monitors, if you are in Frame View, playing back a thumbnail is not in the correct position while playing in bin.
    - Occasionally, when working with media with effects or media where space, time or color adapters were rendered during transcode or video mixdown, you might see artifacts during playback or export. *** Workaround: Go to the Render Settings dialog and choose Disable GPU effects.
    - While working in the Script Window, text operations (cut/copy/paste/delete/editing) can only be done in edit mode. See “Editing a Script” in the Help.
    - When working with Panasonic LongG media, you might receive an “SFPlayConsumer Timeout” error if audio waveforms are enabled. *** Workaround: Turn off audio waveforms.
    - Multicam editing with Panasonic LongG media is not supported with this release.
    - Currently, when working with LongG media, you might see dropped frames when editing 4 streams. This might occur when playing from a single stream to multiple streams (and from multiple streams back to a single stream). The dropped frames usually display around the edit point (transition to a different stream).

    How to obtain the Media Composer v8.9: The latest update to Media Composer is now available in My Avid Master Accounts, the Download Center and AppMan.

    1. Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer will be notified of the availability of the v8.9 upgrade via the AppMan. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired.
    2. New customers who purchase Media Composer on or after August 3rd, 2017 will receive this v8.9 update in their Avid Master Account <http://www.avid.com/account>.
    3. Customers on current valid Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.9 and either update from their Avid Master Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required).
    4. Customers NOT on a current Upgrade & Support contract that wish to upgrade to Media Composer v8.9 must purchase a new Subscription or Perpetual License.

  • Mon, Aug 7 2017 11:17 PM In reply to

    • pjo
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    Re: Media Composer v8.9 - Launched 3rd August 2017

    I installed media composer 8.9 and app man 17.7 and my earilier problems seem to have returned

    AppMan again says "Open" rather than "No Update" to the right of Media Composer 8.9.0

     

     

  • Thu, Sep 14 2017 1:12 PM In reply to

    • Wren
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    Re: Media Composer v8.9 - Launched 3rd August 2017

    Is it still necessary to uninstall previous versions of MC (8.8.1)

     

    Thanks, Wren

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  • Thu, Sep 14 2017 2:19 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: Media Composer v8.9 - Launched 3rd August 2017

    Yes

    Unless you have a dual boot drive with 2 OS.  You must remove older versions to upgrade.

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  • Fri, Oct 20 2017 3:47 PM In reply to

    • Robert B
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    Re: Media Composer v8.9 - Launched 3rd August 2017

    Just upgraded to 8.9.2 from 8.8.4 on a 5K Imac with OS 10.11.6 with a Black magic mini monitor (desktop video 10.9.7) . The new version works for about 2 hours and then hard locks up the system requiring a hard restart. Upon rebooting it gives errors that some of the last media written is corrupt and rebuilds the databases. 

    Other software installed is the latest version of Baselight Editions, BCC 11, Magic Bullet Looks and Sapphire 11. 

    I'm rolling back to 8.8.4 as it was very stable and did not hard lock up if it crashed. 

     

    Robert

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