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  • Mon, Apr 27 2020 4:22 PM

    MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Great News!   Media Composer 2020.4 is available from Avid Link, MyAvid and the Avid Download Center (login and password required).

    Before you install Media Composer 2020.4 software, please consult the ReadMe for Avid Media Composer on the Knowledge Base.

    Please Note: As of Media Composer 2019.6, Avid will no longer include the Nvidia GPU drivers in the installation package. These drivers must be downloaded separately and can be found on the Nvidia website: Nvidia.com

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

    Media Composer 2020.4 was released on April 27th, 2020

    The following are new for Media Composer v2020.4:

    • Apple ProRes Support

    • macOS Catalina Support

    • Avid Universal Media Engine (UME)

    • Avid S1 Control Surface

    • Avid MediaFiles Folder Location

    • Windows 7 Note

    • Resolution Name Changes

    • New Select Project Window

    • Timeline Sequence Map

    • Bulk Edit

    • Blank Panel

    • Effect Palette Update

    • Select Muted Clips

    • Avid Titler+ Changes

    • Interface Settings Update

    • Trim Settings Update

    • New ACES Output Transforms

    • Mask Margin Presets

    • Improved Color Correction Control

    • Strip Silence

    • Mapping Buttons at the Bottom of the Timeline

     

    Fixed in Media Composer v2020.4

         The following have been fixed:

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3429. The Segment mode and Trim type were reverted to default (Red/Yellow) after using the Smart Tool toggle to re-enabled the Smart Tool.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3115. In some instances, Import and Export Options windows were unresponsive.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3403. If you had many bins and at least one folder, the Sidebar and Project window bin list scrolled to the top when you closed a bin.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3325. Title Tool text was thicker over a still image imported with Long GOP, for example, XDCAM HD 50. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3434. There was no audio when linking and importing .mts and .m2ts files on Media Composer v2019.12.
    •  Bug Number: MCCET-3274. On a dual monitor system, Media Composer would not maximize after you minimized the application. Note: Now, when you hover over the Windows taskbar, clicking the monitor icon will maximize the user interface across both monitors.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3332. AAF exports from Media Composer v2018.12.8 and v2019.9 did not import into Pro Tools. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3164. You could not export to a P2 volume. This has been fixed. You must have Panasonic-P2 4.9.0.4 plug-in installed. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3448. You might have received “Assertion failed” errors and audio channels offline when opening a sequence restored from archive. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3451. The AudioSuite Vari-Fi effect was not working correctly.
    • Bug Number: Film-1841. (Titler+) When stepping in side the Titler effect, the track labels are now clearer: V1 appears as Bkgd and V2 appears as Video Fill. You will also notice that in the Effect Editor, Blend appears as Video Fill Opacity. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12408. (Titler+) In some instances, selecting multiple items resulted in applying the same color to both items. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12364. (Titler+) Some fonts are applied as Arial instead of the actual font. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12378. (Titler+) Just clicking on a text box moved the text alignment. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12118. (Titler+) You could not immediately perform a delete after selecting all layers from the effect editor. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12163. (Titler+) Typing values with a comma instead of a period reset the parameters to defaults. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12081. (Titler+) When selecting the eyedropper in the Effect Editor color picker, you would lose the eyedropper icon as soon as you moved the eyedropper away from the color chip. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11588. (Titler+) Shapes traded places after using “send to back” from the Effect Editor. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12077.  (Titler+) The Left, Center, Right alignment did not work for R-L fonts such as Arabic
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-10516. (Titler+) Gradient quadrants did not remain locked, relative to the characters when you rotated them.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-10096. (Titler+) The mouse cursor did not change to resizing arrows when you hovered over a vertical edge of the Composer window. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-10079. (Titler+) The font reverted to Arial after deleting the last character using backspace. 
    • Bug Number: Film-1838. (Titler+) A keyframe was automatically created if you typed text and then moved the text bounding box. 
    • Bug Number: Film-1790. (Titler+) Performing a Recreate Title Media will now open Avid Titler + and promote the title. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12317. When using some old projects, the Settings Window may have a lot of missing settings.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11342. If you closed the Color Correction Window in the default Color workspace, the Edit workspace did not open with the correctly sized Composer window.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11709. The Name column did not appear first in the Media Tool.  

     

     

    Media Composer 2020.4 Documentation: The ReadMe has been uploaded to the Knowledge Base - Media Composer 2020.4 Documentation Page.


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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 4:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    I used it all day (in software only mode as usual).  its rock solid.  Had one crash but this has been an ongoing issue with previous versions.

    If im in fullscreen playback and I alt tab to chrome, sometimes i crash when alt tabbing back to media composer.

    But im sticking with this version.  Thank You!

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 9:53 AM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Sounds like major work has been done. Any GPU computing added?

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 12:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Pierreh

    still being worked on and as 2020 moves along so will the improvements to 2020.x

    Hope you are well....

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 2:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Safe to keep MC 2019.x user settings? Recently switched from 2018.x and rebuilt them, too lazy to start over again... ;-)

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 2:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Thanks Marianna for the news!

    Keeping good here, lockdown, trying to stay safe and sane! Hope everything good your end.

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    It says in the 'What’s New forAvid Media Composer v2020.4':

    "This release of the editing application no longer supports Windows 7. The Windows versions supported are: Windows v10 64-bit v1809 or later (Professional and Enterprise)"

    Does that mean this version won't install, or that is not guaranteed to work fully, or it hasn't been tested on Windows 7...?

    Thanks

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    can I mix 2018.12.10 and this version on a project on shared storage? (Nexis)

  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 5:14 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    mkj:

    can I mix 2018.12.10 and this version on a project on shared storage? (Nexis)

     

    I'm not sure of the official word on that. But like any workflow with varying versions, just pay attention implementing the new features. For example, UME linking will not be compatible with pre-2020. You would have to relink back manuall.

    2020 also uses a new version of the DNx codec. Any exports from 2020 would need the new codec installed on systems reading the files.

     

     

     

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

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    cls105:

    If im in fullscreen playback and I alt tab to chrome, sometimes i crash when alt tabbing back to media composer.

     

    Probaly because MC and Chrome are quarreling for GPU ressources.

    Try disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome.

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Luca,

    I had problems with MC2019 user settings, even with later user setting for 2020 betatest. I ahd to create new user setting for 2020.4 otherwise I had a problem with setting up the "Time Sequence Map". It showed a white rectangle on the right end of the Time Sequence Map which represented my right monitor. With a new userfile this has disappered.

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    Bug in windows.  If I control A to select all clips in bin, then right click, all the other clips are de-selected.

    work around is to not right click, and use clip in menu instead.

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  • Wed, Apr 29 2020 8:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    cls105:

    Bug in windows.  If I control A to select all clips in bin, then right click, all the other clips are de-selected.

    work around is to not right click, and use clip in menu instead.

    not the case on my system, but related to this:

    https://community.avid.com/forums/t/199300.aspx

     

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    I am unable to import a Pro Res 4444 keyable graphic file into the new version. Avid error prompt comes up and says "File format is not supported for import"

     

    Ay help here would be much appreciated :-)

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.4 NOW AVAILABLE 27 APR 2020

    a big THANK YOU AVID for giving us again the possibility to use several monitors at different resolution YesSmileYes

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