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  • Wed, Sep 27 2017 3:04 PM

    MC 8.9.2 NOW AVAILABLE - 26 SEP 2017

    Great news…..  Media Composer v8.9.2 launched September 26th, 2017 @ 12:00 noon EDT.  Media Composer v8.9.2 is available starting @ 12:00 Noon from My Avid Master Accounts, Application Manager, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required).

    Installer:  There is a Media Composer v8.9.2 Win FULL Installer.  

    NVIDIA:   New Nvidia Driver: Nvidia Driver v385.08. is supported with this release

    Changed in v8.9.2: The following has been changed in this release.                                                                

    • Adjusting Audio Waveform Cache – see ReadMe for details


    • If you are using a Quadro series card (5000, 5000M, 4000, 4000M, 2000, or 2000M) the v385.08 driver is not supported. On a Windows 10 system, use v353.82. On a Windows 7 system, use v377.11.
    • If you are using a RED workflow, the v385.08 driver is not supported. Use the v353.82 Nvidia driver.

    Fixed in v8.9.2:  The following have been fixed in this release.

    • Bug Number: MCCET-2029. You might have seen flashing on Mac Book Pro Retina systems when applying an Animatte, Blur or Spot Color effect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-1688. If a portion of a sequence was exported as an AAF from Media Composer with Use Marks and Use Selected Tracks enabled, the start timecode was incorrect in the Import Session Data window in Pro Tools.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2002. In some instances, you cou
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2063. In some instances, when you exported a master clip or sequence to AAF or tried to check in a master clip or sequence to Interplay, you received an “Error exporting metadata ConvertToAAF not implemented for this component type” error.
    • Bug Number: . When your locale was set to German, Spanish, or Italian, a number of Media Composer dialog boxes displayed cut off text. Avid continues to make improvements when displaying these languages so the text is displayed properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-544. Transcoded still images to a DMF folder might have a duration of 0.00.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2011. In some instances, a Change list for a film project might have displayed wrong information.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2006. The Mac OS version listed in the Hardware tool might have been
    • Bug Number: MCCET-1977. (Avid Artist DNxIO and Avid Artist DNxIQ) You could not control a deck reliably when connected to an Evertz router.

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

    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8229. At the start of play you may experience dropped frames with high frame rate UHD XAVC-S media.

               Workaround: Transcode to DNxHR for best performance.

    How Customers will obtain the Media Composer v8.9.2:   The latest update to Media Composer is available to the public today, September 26, 2017 at @ 12:00 PM ET 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 v8.9.2 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 September 26th, 2017 will receive this v8.9 update in their Avid Master Account 

    3.  Customers on current valid Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.9.2 and either update from their Avid Master Account  or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.) after launch.

    4.  Customers NOT on a current Upgrade & Support contract that wish to upgrade to Media Composer v8.9.2 must purchase a new Subscription or Perpetual License.  

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    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)


    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

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