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  • Fri, Jul 13 2018 6:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Robert

    i5 or i7?

    what other actions cause the lag?

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  • Fri, Jul 13 2018 9:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Sluggish as hell - unusable version for me. Reverting back to 2018.5 ASAP.

    Marianna - i'v just sent You an email with information You asked.

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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 1:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    As of this new version 2018.7, Avid Media Composer has dropped support of all 1st-gen "silver cheese grater" Mac Pro models. So starting yesterday July 12th, the only configurations of the MacPro that are officially supported for Media Composer 2018.7 and beyond are the 2nd-gen "cylinder" or "trashcan" models. 

    The tech reason is simple - Live Timeline. In order to keep Live Timeline running, the 1st-gen models had to fall off of the list. They were creating too much of a "lag" in playback and overall performance.

    Any questions or concerns? Go ahead and post them below. I'm sure this will be a surprise for some still using them - or for those of you who have followed Scott Simmons' awesome blog on how to breathe new life into old MacPros. But others will understand, since these models are a bit old, the last being released June, 2012.

    Keep in mind, we're ONLY talking about MC 2018.7 and beyond. You can still go to the Avid Download Center and grab whatever version of MC you wish, from 2018.5 on down.

    Thanks, 

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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 1:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    But that doesn't mean you can't try 2018.7, right? I'm using an old machine from 2009 over on the PC side with HD media and 2018.7 works very well. Maybe there is something else going on here other than just the 2012 Mac Pro models?

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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 1:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Pixel Monkey:
    In order to keep Live Timeline running, the 1st-gen models had to fall off of the list. They were creating too much of a "lag" in playback and overall performance.

    Let me add this...I am using the Mid-2012 MacPro (old style) and there isn't an issue with the live timeline...it works as advertised.

    If there is an issue, it isn't with MacPros...they are looking at the iMac and MacBook Pro models, or perhaps some issue with a PT co-install.

    Hopefully, there will be some news soon if you are affected by beachballing during playback.

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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 2:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Kevin is spot on......

    We have been gathering data - it seems to be on mac and PC systems - and trying to determine the cause.

    If your system is working, then the application is fine on that computer you have.

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  • Sat, Jul 14 2018 2:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    BarkinMadd:

    But that doesn't mean you can't try 2018.7, right? I'm using an old machine from 2009 over on the PC side with HD media and 2018.7 works very well. Maybe there is something else going on here other than just the 2012 Mac Pro models?

    Exactly....  we arent qualifying the older models anymore but that doesnt mean they wont work!

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    my project is uhd 3840x2160 / 50p

    xavc-i 300 (sony fs7 slog3 cinema) trascoded to proxy 1/4 DNxHR LB

    When I browse the material and repeatedly mark in / mark out

    the system hangs. Browsing long clips after a few minutes also suspends the system.

    On 2018.5 there is no problem.

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  • Tue, Jul 17 2018 1:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Using 2018.7.0 for the first time. Trying to link to new MXF files. But, the files are not processing automatically like they always have. I've tried right-clicking and selecting different methods of linkng, but nothing is happening. (normally auto-detect or Sony XAVC_XDCAM would work)

    What changed?

    Please help.

     

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Sometimes especially with MXF, you need to use the specific MXF plug-in.

    1) Input -> Source Browser.

    2) Click on the folder containing the media, or on the clips themselves.

    3) Select the clips (select-all, or individually) .

    4) RT-click on the clips. If it helps you remember better, you can RT-click while hovering over the "Plug-In" column, though it's not necessary.

    5) It is always best to select the file type (like QuickTime or MXF) rather than Avid Generic or Auto-Detect. 

     

    Take a look at the list of clips in the photo here. They are the exact same clips, ALA-linked twice. The first time was with the Avid Generic Plug-In (which displays the clips as AVC Long-GOP). The second time was with the QuickTime Plug-In (which displays the clips as H.264).


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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Yup. That's exactly what I am doing.

    Nothing happens.

     

    Well, a message pops up saying the file "...cannot be linked. Do you want to import it?"

    All previous versions, the green wheel in the bottom corner starts processing the clips right away. 

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Had to restore 2018.5 and all the files started processing immediately, as usual. So, there may be a bug here.

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    Jim

    Can you email this information and your specifications when you get a chance.  email below.  working on another issue right now so it would help if you emailed me and I can get on it asap.

    Thanks

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  • Wed, Jul 18 2018 6:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    This version is unusable for me as well. Previous version worked without problems. iMac 2017. Unfortunately patch didn't help.

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  • Thu, Jul 19 2018 1:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.7 -- NOW AVAILABLE!

    One thing that is interesting about this problem version: The timeline is unusably slow and stutters. The comp window plays AMA linked video without problems but stutters on the transcoded version. In previous versions the AMA linked video could be problematic but transcoded video was fast. It is the other way around in this version.

     

    Edit: nevermind. Both AMA and transcoded stutter and stop. I'm hoping there will be a fix. Where does one download the 2018.5 version?

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