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  • Mon, May 23 2016 2:10 PM

    Media Composer v8.5.3 | AVAILABLE

    Avid is pleased to announce the release of Media Composer | Software v8.5.3.

    The latest update to Media Composer is available worldwide as of May 19, 2016 from the Avid Download Center or through the Application Manager.

    The ability to launch Media Composer software is dependent on the status of the customers Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version was released.

     - 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.

     - The FlexVersioner, as has been stated in the past, is no longer supported for this release.  See the Support Upgrade article for instructions on how to upgrade your dongle based  or SW licensing based System.


    v8.5.3 includes almost 30 bug fixes, including:

    - Improved MutliCam performance
    - In some instances, the application would quit when closing a bin
    - Folders with "????" would be created in ISIS environments preventing the application from qutting
    - Some causes of the custom h264 QuickTime export problem have been fixed.

    This release adds support of 10.11.4 (El Capitan).

    NOTE: To those users upgrading to El Capitan for the first time, please deactivate & uninstall Media Composer FIRST, upgrade the OS, then reinstall Media Composer.  If you use Avid Artist DNxIO, you must also uninstall the Desktop Video software and reinstall it after the OS upgrade.

    The README & "What's New" documents for 8.5 are available here.  The README for 8.5.3 can be found here. As always, please read the docs before upgrading to understand any known issues.

    If you have any comments or questions regarding the installation of this version, please post it here.  For other bugs or questions, please start a new thread.

    Symphony v8.8 | OS 10.11.6 • Nitris DX • 12-core MacPro (Mid 2012) • 36 GB RAM • Facilis Terrablock 24EX [view my complete system specs]

    -- Kevin

  • Sun, May 29 2016 7:50 AM In reply to

    • Daniel O
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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.3 | NOW AVAILABLE

    I got an ugly Bug on this new version.


    Running OSX 10.11.3

    On a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, mid 2014)

    2.5Ghz Intel Core i7

    16GB ram

    Nvidia Geforce GT750M 2048MB ram


    Avid 8.5.3


    As soon as I try to click "Audio Project" in the settings, I get a Segmentation fault in MainThread at address 0x0

    and the application totally crashes.


    Can not set the Audio Project settings at all.


    That's no good.



  • Sun, May 29 2016 12:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v8.5.3 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Did you try new user settings?

    (SYSTEM 1) iMac Late 2012 27" (13,2), Mac OS X 10.12.6, Avid Media Composer 2018.4 w/Symphony, Intel Core i7 3.4 GHz, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX... [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Jun 1 2016 4:49 AM In reply to

    • Daniel O
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    Re: Media Composer v8.5.3 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Creating new user settings allowed me to access the Audio Project settings.

    Seems they Broke between 8.5.2 > 8.5.3

    It's good always having to create new settings from scratch all the time.

    It would be cool if each time you opened Avid you had to rebuild all your settings etc. I think that would be fun.Cool



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