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  • Tue, Jan 16 2018 8:55 PM

    Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Media Composer v2018.1 has been released today, Tuesday, January 16th at 3:00 PM EST.   It is available in My Avid, AppMan and the Download Center (login and password required).

    Media Composer Versioning :  The version number scheme Avid uses for the editing application has changed.  Starting with this release, the editing application version numbers will use the year followed by the month.  

    Location at Launch:  Media Composer v2018.1 will be made available from My Avid Master Accounts, Application Manager, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required) today, Thursday, January 16th, 2018 @ 3:00 PM EDT.  

    Installer:  There is a Media Composer v2018.1 Mac and v2018.1 Win Installer.    

    Patch - There are NO Patch Installers.  

    READ THIS FIRST BEFORE INSTALLING   Very Important NewBlue Information:  Media Composer v2018.1 we require a new version of NewBlue Titler Pro and NewBlue Amplify.  We have been working with NewBlue on getting these updates but we don’t expect to have the new installers for NewBlue Titler Pro and NewBlue Amplify until sometime tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, 2018. If any customers are using NewBlue Titler Pro and /or NewBlue Amplify, they need to wait for the update which should be tomorrow. If they DO run the current NewBlue Titler Pro or NewBlue Amplify with Media Composer v2018.1, they'll get a watermark.  

     What’s New:    The following are new for Media Composer v2018.1:

    • Mappable Quick Find Button - With this release, the Quick Find button can be mapped to a key.
    • Exporting Separate WAV Files per Track  With this release, you can export each audio track in the Timeline as a separate WAV file.

    What’s Fixed:  The following have been fixed in v2018.1:

     

    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8705. In the previous release, automatic color adapters were not applied for REC2020/HLG. With this release, the correct color transformations have been included. In addition, a few minor name changes have been made to the Source Color Space Preset dropdown menu.
      • Rec2020 (SMPTE 2084) has been renamed to Rec2020/PQ
      • Rec 2020 (HLG) BT2100 has been renamed Rec2020/HLG
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2228. In some instances, you could not drag sequences to the Source monitor from the Production Management Window.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-6253. (Mac) When in Bin Text View, you might have seen a horizontal row of black or artifacts in the bin when resizing bins.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8604. In some instance’s bins appeared larger when you undocked them from a tabbed position.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8407. When working in a Japanese OS, characters might have appeared corrupted in the Source Settings window.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2185. When in the Effect Editor, pressing the period key on the keyboard would reset the slider value to 0. This happens because the period key can be used to type in decimal point values to move sliders, or as a mapped keyboard command (Trim Right 1). If you want to use the period to enter a decimal point value, make sure to enter a numeric number before the period. For example, to move the slider .4, enter 0.4. If you press the period without first entering a number, the mapped keyboard command is implemented.

     

    Current Limitations:  The following are known limitations in v2018.1

     

    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8037. If you start a Long GOP capture on an AirSpeed system with ab data track and without specifying a duration (a “crash record”), send to playback from Assist or Media Composer of a sequence using this in-progress clip might fail with the status of Canceled when TMF export should begin.
      • Workaround: Specify a duration for the capture, turn off ancillary data for the capture, or use the STP Encode service.
    • Bug Number: COGS-2560. 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.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5650. When working with Panasonic LongG media, you might receive an “SFPlayConsumer Timeout” error if audio waveforms are enabled.
      • Workaround: Turn off audio waveforms.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5385. Multicam editing with Panasonic LongG media is not supported with this release.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5384. 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 Customers will obtain the Media Composer v2018.1:   The latest update to Media Composer is available to the public on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 @ 3:00pm.

    1.  Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer will be notified of the availability of the v2018.1 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 January 16th, 2018 will receive this v2018.1 update in their Avid Master Account.

    3.  Customers on current valid Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v2018.1 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 use v2018.1 must purchase a new perpetual license or a subscription in order to use MC 2018.1.

    Reminder: This release of Media Composer v2018.1 requires an active Upgrade & Support plan. Please ensure customers are notified that they must have a valid Support & Upgrade plan before recommending they install this update.

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 1:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Interestingly, although this is apparently a major version number update, dongle users appear not to have to update their dongles if on version 8.0.  Well, I certainly didn't, anyway.

    Also, reading the announcement through I see this.

    camoscato:
    Starting with this release, the editing application version numbers will use the year followed by the month.
    Do we take this to mean that there will be continuous "updates" through the year that do little more than ensure that we need a fresh download each month?  I sincerely hope not!  It will make my renewal decision a lot easier to make at the end of the year if so.

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 5:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    jwrl:
    Interestingly, although this is apparently a major version number update,

    This numbering system will make it harder to know if an update is "incremental" or "major".  As we climbed through 8.x.x you got an indication of the amount of changes under the hood by the numbering convention.  A jump to a MC 9.x.x would imply a lot changed or was added, a jump from 8.9.x to 8.10.x would indicate new features but perhaps not a major jump and a x.x.1 to x.x.2 jump perhaps indicated only bug fixes.

    This new year/month system makes it much harder to know when something more substantial has happened under the hood?  Could Avid clarify perhaps, outside the readme, how system admins and users will easily be able to tell this by simply looking at the version number?

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 7:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    camoscato:

  • Bug Number: MCDEV-5650. When working with Panasonic LongG media, you might receive an “SFPlayConsumer Timeout” error if audio waveforms are enabled.
    • Workaround: Turn off audio waveforms.
  • Bug Number: MCDEV-5385. Multicam editing with Panasonic LongG media is not supported with this release.
  • I do not quite understand.

    Is not supported, does it mean I will not play at all? Or that there are still problems with TC?

    V.

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 8:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    jwrl:

    This numbering system will make it harder to know if an update is "incremental" or "major". 

    +1

    Also, November & December (.11, .12) will appear before February (.2) in alpha-numereric organized lists. Better to use 2 digits to number months (.01, .02, .03, ..., .12).  

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 10:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Check out Marianna's post on the new versioning scheme Here.

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 11:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    jwrl:

    Do we take this to mean that there will be continuous "updates" through the year that do little more than ensure that we need a fresh download each month?  I sincerely hope not!  It will make my renewal decision a lot easier to make at the end of the year if so.

    There will be continuous updates throughout the year (just as there were in 2017). This suggests that we will see monthly defect fixes and periodic intoduction of new features, I suppose.

    I don't understand why you assume the 'do little more' part of your statement.

    I like the new numbering system. It is unambiguous. I also don't think the zero padding of the month is necessary. If you are searching for latest and you have a year's worth of these in the same folder, sort by date should help. Just my opinion, of course.

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 1:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    I feel the stream of updates, whether it is monthly or quarterly, is a good sign and looking back at the total output in 2017, I think it all bodes well for us.

    I remember the old days when you’d wait with great expectations for a new update, and when it finally arrived there was often a question of whether or not you wanted to pony up for it. I see this new paradigm as smart, logical, more transparent.

     

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 4:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    I'm seeing that this version is recommending Interplay 3.7 or higher.  I have a multi-part question.

     

    1. There is not a matrix showing 2018.1 with Interpplay versions yet.  Previous versions of MC recommended Interplay 3.7 but supported 3.3  Will this be the same in 2018.1?

     

    2. When upgrading from Interplay 3.3 which I currentlly have.  Do you need to also update the Servers Interplay version or will it work with just the Client updates?

     

    Thanks

     

    David Feingold

    Iowa Public Television

     

     

     

     

  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 5:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    David,

    Many of the KB doc's are in process of being updated.  it takes a little over 48 hours for them to complete.

    1. There is not a matrix showing 2018.1 with Interpplay versions yet.  Previous versions of MC recommended Interplay 3.7 but supported 3.3  Will this be the same in 2018.1?

    Media Composer v8.7 and higher ( including 2018.1) requires Avid Interplay client v3.7 and higher.

    2. When upgrading from Interplay 3.3 which I currentlly have.  Do you need to also update the Servers Interplay version or will it work with just the Client updates?

    this has the scoop you need.....  Ping me if stuck

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/ReadMe/Avid-Interplay-Production-Patch-Documentation

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 5:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Thats what I was afraid of.  I have never been comfortable with upgrades on the server side.

    Thanks for the info.

     

    David

  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 5:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Can AVID post when the new version of NewBlueTitlerPro is available? Installed the update and downloaded what seemed a newer version of the NBtitler ap from my master account, but on first install titles are water-marked.

    For what it's worth: Ap Man shows "current-Installed: 5.0.170821" for NBTP in the plug-ins (current, but not functional, yet)

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  • Wed, Jan 17 2018 6:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Just did an uninstall of NBTP / restart / install with the NBTP downloaded today (11am CST) and water mark is gone!

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  • Thu, Jan 18 2018 2:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    Marianna,

     

    I found this doc which shows that it is supported.(S)  is that not correct?

     

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/Attachments/Interplay_Editor_Compatibility.pdf

     

    Thanks

     

    David

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    Re: Media Composer 2018.1 NOW AVAILABLE 16 JAN 2018

    David

    Ha

    Joe just uploaded that this morning so that is the new information that you need.  I was just aobut to email you.... your quick!

    That the correct matrix.

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