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  • Thu, Oct 17 2019 8:35 PM

    • RalphC
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    Media Composer 2018.12.8 Available Now October 17 2019

    Media Composer 2018.12.8 will launch today, Thursday October 17. 2019 @ 12:00 Noon EDT.

     

    Location at Launch: The Updates to Media Composer 2018.12.8 ( Mac and Win ) will be made available from the Avid Download Center (login and password required) only. The Download Center is accessible via the MyAvid Master Account.

     

    Important Note - (Windows) Both a full installer and a patch installer are provided for Media Composer 2018.12.8. You must have 2018.12.3 already installed. Then use the 2018.12.8 patch to update to 2018.12.8.  

     

    Dongle Info: (Mac Only): The Dongle Sentinel driver installer is no longer automatically installed when you install the editing application. The driver is now located in the Avid_Utilities folder (/Applications/Utilities/Avid_Utilities/Sentinel_Driver). If you have a dongle, manually install the driver from this location.

     

    When installing the Sentinel Driver:  check your System Preferences and select “Security and Privacy.” You may need to choose to Allow the driver to be accessed.

     

    Location at Launch: The update to Media Composer will be made available from the Avid Download Center Only (login and password required).  


     

    Changed in Media Composer 2018.12.8:  The following has changed with this release.


    Support for Media Composer | Distributed Processing


    Media Composer Distributed Processing allows Media Composer users to offload foreground
    tasks such as rendering, consolidating, or transcoding to one or more service workstations on the
    network.
    As these system intensive processes are handled outside of Media Composer, users have more
    time to focus on the creative editing process. The distributed operations are monitored by
    services that report to the MediaCentral Platform. Users can access the Job Status app through
    Avid Media Composer and / or Avid MediaCentral Cloud UX to monitor the status of their jobs,
    cancel jobs, or perform other actions related to the remote processing tasks. For details on setting
    up a Distributed Processing environment, see the Avid Media Composer | Distributed ProcessingAdministration Guide Administration Guide. Once the environment is setup, see Chapter 3 of the Avid Media
    Composer | Distributed Processing Administration Guide for details on the Distributed
    Processing workflow.

    RDD9 and ARD/ZDF Compliance

    If you require support for RDD9 SMPTE compliance or ARD/ZDF compliance when exportingXDCAM HD, select the applicable option from the Export dialog.

     ARD/ZDF compliance is only available for XDCAM HD 50 in 1080i50 projects.
    RDD9 compliance is available for XDCAM HD regardless of project format.


     


     

    Fixed in Media Composer 2018.12.8:  The following issues have been resolved in this release.

     

    Bug Number: MCCET-2812. (Avid Artist DNxIQ) Payload ID information was not included in

    output. You must have BlackMagic Desktop v11.4 in order to see this fix.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3231. With Avid Artist DNxIV or AJA Kona hardware attached desktop
    playback lagged by two frames.

    Bug Number: MCCET-3117. Timeline Quick Find to the left and right was not working if the
    sequence contained an audio track effect.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3188. When a search was filtered, Media Composer would freeze when

    editing Timeline Clip Notes in the Timeline Clip Notes window.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3169. (Mac) Bin positions did not saving properly when on a second
    monitor.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3271. You could not adjust 3D warp border and perspective parameters
    by 1 using arrow keys.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3121. You might have received a “PMM insufficient media” error when
    performing an Audio Punch-In.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3203. Audio waveforms were offset on a muted audio clip, if the
    previous segment on the Timeline had a dissolve effect added that ended on a cut.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3240. Media Composer inadvertently allowed you to drag sequences
    without frame-rate conversion from Interplay into the Source monitor.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3232. Linking BWF files linked as non-drop frame even if drop frame
    was selected. Bug Number: MCCET-3198. (Mac). In some instances, dragging items from Interplay Access
    did not always place the selected items in the bin.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3090. In some instances you might have received a “format is not
    supported” error or a “has to be linked and transcoded” error when trying to import DV MXF
    media captured by Airspeed and OASYS Maker.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2819. Saving an Export Setting that included the Avid Media Processor
    option did not always retain the correct settings.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3215. In some instances, if the Tool Palette was opened across two
    monitors, the editing application would crash.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2676. Audio Meters in the Audio Mixer tool responded later than the
    audio meters in the Timeline.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3189. When performing a Digital Cut with the Digital Cut Safe Mode
    enabled, effects were rendered, but the render progress windows stayed on the screen when the
    playback starts. This blocked access to any controls in the Digital Cut window.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3021. You might have received an “Exception: CC Relationship Failed”
    error and the editor crashed when removing Color Correction.
    ➤ Bug Number: MCCET-3046. Timeline video quality playback settings altered AVC Long-G
    color difference when transcoding full vs 10bit.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3155. You might have received an “assertion failed” error when opening
    a sequence with Dynamic Relink enabled.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2926. Zoom into Region was not visible on all tracks.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3114. Logging into Media Central from Media Composer using % or &
    in the user name or password resulted in a “Requested time out” error.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3158. Locked tracks became deselected when you changed export
    settings.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3122. If you exported an AAF for a second time, changing the name
    resulted in a crash.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3136. (Mac) Arrow keys and Command+W did not always respond
    when in the Marker window.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3058. After performing an Insert Edit, returning to the Insert Edit
    Export option, the selected check boxes were not saved.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3190. (Mac) In some instances, bin saving did not complete.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3168. The editing application would crash when opening a bin from
    Media Composer v8.4.5.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2950. You might have received an “Exception” error when performing
    an insert edit export to DNXHR 444.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3156. (Mac) Video Satellite offset and delay fields changed from -1 to
    4294967295 when re-opened.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3008. In some instances, vertical centering during image import were
    sometimes offset by one pixel.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3142. Using Transition Corner Display with ripple trim didn’t update
    the lower 3 frames correctly.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3140. In some instances, the image might have appeared skewed when
    applying a tracking effect.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3144. OMFI did not rescan or relink properly.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2961. In some instances, applying a Safe Color Limiter effect did not
    appear as expected.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3175. If Windows scaling was set to 150%, 3D Warp effects displayed
    as a negative image.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3138. If you were connected to a Nitris DX, exiting Media Composer
    did not clear the client monitor.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3081. In some instances, letters in captions were dropped from the
    middle of words during playback. You must have BlackMagic Desktop v11.4 in order to see this
    fix.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2710. (Avid Artist DNxIQ) You might have experienced audio offset
    when recording with the Audio Punch-In tool. You must have BlackMagic Desktop v11.4 in
    order to see this fix.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3194. In some instances, K did not stop playback when working with
    JKL playback.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3178. The YCbCR 2020 HLG Color Space did not carry over into the
    project.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2972. In some instances, bins did not save after placing resize effects on
    clips.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2618. The HW/SW button might not have detected an attached
    hardware device.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3082. Group clips did not match-frame accurately if the group clip had
    a different frame rate than the project.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2854. Dragging and dropping a clip from AirSpeed Remote Console to
    a bin resulted in Media Composer closing.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3057. Group clip names were not in order.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2884. You might have received an “Exception” error when exporting
    XDCAM MXF with 16 audio channels. This has been fixed with RDD9 and ARD/ZDF
    Compliance.
    Bug Number: MCCET-2014. (Avid Artist DNxIO and DNxIQ) Video and audio might have
    been out of sync for sequences downconverted from HD to SD. You must have BlackMagic
    Desktop v11.4 in order to see this fix.
    Bug Number: MCCET-3205. In some instances, MXF DV25 420 files could not be imported.

    Bug Number: MCCET-3200 Drag-and-Drop Delay in MC 2018.12.7 on Windows

     

     

    RalphC

    MacBook Pro 15 2018 Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Mac 10.13.6 Intel UHD 630. [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Oct 17 2019 11:21 PM In reply to

    • jrock
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    Hi Ralph, does this version address the drag and drop delay that turned up in 2018.12.7? Marianna mentioned it would be addressed on this release but its not on the resolved bug list.

  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 11:18 AM In reply to

    • Joachim Claus
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    When I installed this version, I got a warnibng with regard to specific keyboard strokes for HW-I/O. Clicking O.L. to the warning ends installation of MC. This happens, if the language for installation messages is set to German (default in my case). When I set the installation language to English all weent fine with no warning message.

    Joachim

    SuperMicro Workstation 7048A-T Dual Xeon (10 cores) E5-2640v4 2.4GHz 128 GB RAM, PNY P4000, 1 PCIe SSD 400 GB (Intel SSDPEDMW400G4) 1 SSD 2 TB for UHD... [view my complete system specs]

    Joachim Claus

  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 12:05 PM In reply to

    • Monteur
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    In the Bug-Fixes the "BlackMagic Desktop v11.4" diver is mentioned a few times. On my products page I can only find version 10.11.3. An update of the Avid website would be appreciated.

    ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard Intel Core i7 3930K Processor Nvidia Quadro 4000 32GB RAM MC 8.9.2 Avid Artist DNxIO Windows 10 [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 3:54 PM In reply to

    • Joachim Claus
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    i Monteur,

    you will find version 11.4 at the BM Homepage here:

    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/capture-and-playback

    Joachim

    SuperMicro Workstation 7048A-T Dual Xeon (10 cores) E5-2640v4 2.4GHz 128 GB RAM, PNY P4000, 1 PCIe SSD 400 GB (Intel SSDPEDMW400G4) 1 SSD 2 TB for UHD... [view my complete system specs]

    Joachim Claus

  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 4:17 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    jrock:

    Hi Ralph, does this version address the drag and drop delay that turned up in 2018.12.7? Marianna mentioned it would be addressed on this release but it's not on the resolved bug list.

     

    That fix is in 2018.12.8. and was no longer reproducible in that version, I will add it to the bug fixed.

    MacBook Pro 15 2018 Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Mac 10.13.6 Intel UHD 630. [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 4:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.8 Available Now October 17 2019

    Deployed the first 4 machines of... I do not want to think about that... so far things are looking good.

    Most of the MC/NC, Interplay, Nexis, ISIS, Unity stuff. [view my complete system specs]

    Avid reseller ACSR at Telmaco

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  • Fri, Oct 18 2019 10:24 PM In reply to

    • Monteur
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    Joachim Claus:

    i Monteur,

    you will find version 11.4 at the BM Homepage here:

    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/capture-and-playback

    Joachim

    Joachim,

    Thank you very much for the link. I know about the Blackmagic site. It's just sometimes a bit annoying that Avid abandons their own website and let the customers search the whole www to keep their sytem running.

    ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard Intel Core i7 3930K Processor Nvidia Quadro 4000 32GB RAM MC 8.9.2 Avid Artist DNxIO Windows 10 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Oct 19 2019 1:21 PM In reply to

    • Thanski
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    Hi Monteur and Joachim,

    I'd rather download the new driver from Avid Download Center (there might be some differences to the BM version):

    http://esd.avid.com/ProductInformation.aspx?id=102

    For some reason I've DNxIQ driver up to 11.0 on My Downloads but luckily the latest version is available at Avid Download Center.

    Tero

  • Sat, Oct 19 2019 2:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    I follow Avid guidelines as long as they don't go against common sense.

    And with the knowledge that Blackmagic drivers versions have been a tricky subject when it came to compatibily with mc i also use the ones from Avid's download center but as i have never seen any customiziations in the Avid drivers i doubt there is any difference with the Bm ones.

    This could be a little bit of being over protective on Avid's side.

    Most of the MC/NC, Interplay, Nexis, ISIS, Unity stuff. [view my complete system specs]

    Avid reseller ACSR at Telmaco

    http://www.telmaco.gr/en/

  • Sat, Oct 19 2019 7:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    I have to admit to some confusion....my version is 2019.9...but a new version came out today with version 2018.12.2.

    Should I be on 2018.12.2 or 2019.9?  Which is the latest version with the bug fixes, etc?

  • Sat, Oct 19 2019 8:24 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    2019.9 is the new user interface version.

    2018.12.2 is the old user interface version that is being maintained.

    Jef

    Avid DS 11.0.2 R.I.P | MC "Well, it depends ..." mostly 8.11.0 but playing w 2018.12.6|OS 10.14.x - iMac 2017 - home system MacPro Dual 2.8 8core... [view my complete system specs]

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    Senior Editor

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  • Sat, Oct 19 2019 8:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    thank you for that....i do like the new interface so its a good bit of news.

  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 7:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.2 Available Now October 17 2019

    Hi All,

    I might have encountered a minor bug in 2018.12.8. On multiple HP z4 Win10 1903 systems with Aja Lhe/Lhi driver 15.2.2 and 15.2.3 the meters in the audio tools are frozen when the Aja output is enabled. Audio meters in the mixer and above timeline function normally when audio tool is frozen. Disabling i/o, running software only, brings back the audio meters in the audio tool. Because of Aja driver related issues I have not tested with older ones as that would bring back other problems.

    I haved not been able to test yet with Blackmagic cards.

    Anybody else seeing this? 

    Besides this issue, 2018.12.8 is looking to be a stable release with more things fixed than the descriptions of the bugfixes suggest. Especially in an Interplay environment.

    Most of the MC/NC, Interplay, Nexis, ISIS, Unity stuff. [view my complete system specs]

    Avid reseller ACSR at Telmaco

    http://www.telmaco.gr/en/

  • Sat, Oct 26 2019 6:51 AM In reply to

    • Ramster92
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    Re: Media Composer 2018.12.8 Available Now October 17 2019

    For some reason titles don't let me add a fade effect anymore, it just gives me a dialogue that says "The effect doesn't allow the fade." Anyone else encountering this error?

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