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    Idea [I] MC8.4.x and higher requires an existing Support/Upgrade Plan

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    MC8.x  Requires an existing Support/Upgrade Plan

    Update 9.3.15


    All customers currently using a Media Composer v8.x license, and either running Media Composer v8.2.x or lower, or have recently renewed their Upgrade & Support plan, may need to re-activate their license in order to run the latest software release.  This procedure is similar to upgrading licenses with past releases.  However customers will use their current Media Composer v8.0 licenses and will not require new ones.  For more information, please see this article: Media Composer  Support Contract License Update 

    Licensing and Activation 

    The ability to launch Media Composer v8.4.x software is dependent on the status of your Avid Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released (in this case Sept 3, 2015). 

    Important note:  If you plan has expired, you will not have access to the new software unless you purchase a renewal within 30 days of the expiration date.   For those customers that have expired plans BUT made every attempt to renew and are now working with Avid Customer Care on a case #, please be patient as we work through the master account issues.

    Each build (software release) of Media Composer has a hard-coded release date.  All Media Composer v8.x licenses (Software, Dongle, and Floating Licenses) will be updated with the active Avid Upgrade and Support Plan start and end dates. Media Composer will poll the Avid Upgrade and Support plan information in the license upon launch, and then compare it to its build date.   If your plan is active then you will be provided access to Media Composer v8.4.x (Sept 2015).

    How to Update:  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.

    FlexVersioner:  The FlexVersioner is NO longer supported for this release.  See the Support Upgrade article for instructions on how to upgrade your license.

    Documentation: The latest ReadMe, Installation Guide, What’s New, and more can be found on the Media Composer Documentation page.   The Application Manager Documentation page also has a new ReadMe’s and User Guide which is now available.

    Compatibility:  For complete system compatibility and requirements (including Interplay and ISIS) for Media Composer v8.4 please visit the Media Composer System Requirements page.

    Installers:  These are full installers for Mac and Windows.

    Media Composer | Software Documentation Page with Version Matrix:  Updated later this week

    Existing Customers: who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer | Software ( v8.4 ) will be notified of the availlability of the v8.4.x upgrade via the Application Manager or the Download Center as long as their Avid Support and Upgrade plans is still valid. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired.

    New Customers:  who have just purchased a new Media Composer Software 8.4.x license with an Avid Upgrade and Support plan for Media Composer will  receive the update in their Master Avid Account at

    Questions , let me or any of the moderators know....... Marianna 


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