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  • Thu, Apr 30 2020 4:27 PM

    MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Today, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 noon ET, we launched a new Media Composer Long Stream Maintenance Release - Media Composer v2018.12.11.  

     

    Location at Launch:  The Media Composer v2018.12.11 (Mac and PC) is available on the Download Center at launch.  

     

    ReadMe:  Media Composer 2018 Documentation page .

     

    IMPORTANT INSTALLER INFO (Windows) Both a full installer and a patch installer are provided for Win Media Composer v2018.12.11.  To use the patch, you must have v2018.12.3 already installed. Then use the 2018.12.11 patch to update to v2018.12.11. 

     

    Note: Avid will NOT approve nor test Catalina on any 2018.x versions due to the extensive work to remove a lot of 32-bit code and making large changes that could have adverse effects on users who rely on 2018.12.x.    If anyone need to run Catalina, they should upgrade to Media Composer v2020.4.  Anyone with an expired license will need to crossgrade to a subscription to get current and be able to run Media Composer 2020.4.  This can be done through their MyAvid master account.

     

    Limitation:  Bug Number: MCCET-3573. Cross-rate linked media that was created in Media Composer v2019.x is not backward compatible with Media Composer versions 2018.12.x and earlier. Attempting to use cross-rate linked media from Media Composer v2019.x to 2018.12.x might result in errors. 

     

    What’s fixed in 2018.12.11:  The following has been fixed in this release.

     

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3499. The Frameflex scaling quality might not have been good when linking to a mov file. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3485. Media checked into Interplay as XAVC I CBG Class 100, was checked out in new project as AVC-Intra 100. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3276. With a Black Magic device attached, in some instances, the editing application would hang and goes into the 'whiteout' state during editing. Updating to Black Magic Desktop v11.5 fixes the issue. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3462. Closing a bin that is Read Only at the OS level resulted in an Exception.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2921. Some captions from CaptionMaker were missing in preview. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3466. (macOS) Media Composer may have appeared frozen while using audio scrub. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3356. (List Tool) Comparing XML Change lists containing Varicam media resulted in an “Error encountered in list” error. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3412. Performing an Edit While Capture could not trim newly captured media after 30 seconds. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3459. In some instances, group clips do not redraw correctly in the Timeline when you zoom in and out. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3442. The AudioSuite Reverse effect was not working correctly. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3451. The AudioSuite Vari-Fi effect was not working correctly. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3414. In some instances, you might have seen banding issues after rendering or performing video mixdowns. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3316. When working with the SubCap effect, the Outline Weight behaved differently in Media Composer v2018.x and above (the space between the letters became larger) compared to Media Composer v8.x. In order to fix this, the Outline Weight includes two options to choose from: Basic Outline and Basic Outline (extra spacing.) 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3449. In some instances, toggling Dynamic Relink setting between high res and proxy resolutions did not successfully update. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3233. If there was filler between segments, jumping to specific timecode did not work properly. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3473. In some instances, you received a “You cannot import this file into a bin” message when trying to import a file you previously exported. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3487. After adjusting the volume on track, the local clip color might have reverted to its default color. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3482. When working with Dynamic Relink, if relink was set to Highest Quality and you do not have access to the drive containing the highest quality media, you received a “cannot find file requested” error message rather than remain linked to the lower resolution media. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3275. Using an anchor when synchronizing a SubCap effect did not work. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3329. With certain keystroke combinations you might have experienced behavior such as slow motion frames or K not stopping playback.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3069. (NRCS Tool) You might have experienced issues on your first attempt at scrolling down and clicking at the bottom of the Story Panel.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3527. The XDCam HD export option was missing if you chose to Export As using the Avid Media Processor.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3541. Media Composer could have an exception when performing a Bin Sift.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3252. In some instances, Timecode changed when checking out clips from Interplay to Media Composer when Dynamic relink wass enabled.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3474. Marking an IN and OUT and then dragging an effect to the Timeline sometimes caused multiple additional add edits.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3279. A new setting has been added to Trim Settings. The “Sync Rollers at Position In Filler” puts sync rollers at the blue bar in filler just like non-filler. This makes sure markers in filler will stay in sync with other tracks as they are trimmed. This option is defaulted off.
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    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, Apr 30 2020 4:51 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

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  • Thu, Apr 30 2020 6:11 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Sorry about the lack of pics. They are in the ReadMe.

    Media Composer 2020.5 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Windows 10 Pro [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Sun, May 3 2020 10:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    I don't see 2018.12.11 in my account...  only 2020.4... I'm just not ready to change my CPU to the 2020 compatible yet... as somehow, I have some ongoing projects. I'm not having any trouble for now, but I do like to keep up to date.  Right now I'm still on 18.12.3. Please advise...

    Media Composer v2018.8 using: HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon w3550,3.07GHz; 16GB RAM Windows 10 NVidia Quadro 2000; Driver:392.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, May 3 2020 10:17 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    swhiteindiana:
    I don't see 2018.12.11 in my account.

    That's because:

    camoscato:
    Media Composer v2018.12.11 (Mac and PC) is available on the Download Center

    https://esd.avid.com/ProductInformation.aspx?id=7

    Media Composer 2020.5 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Windows 10 Pro [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Mon, May 4 2020 11:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Hi, is Avid having server issues? The download keeps failing. My speed is excellent for everything else..

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Ben

    Where are you downloading?    Link, Download Center or MyAvid.

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  • Mon, May 4 2020 3:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    OK. I've installed the patch and now it's not recognizing my dongle.... is there an updater in this somewhere? Maybe I should have installed the whole thing, not just the patch...  

    Media Composer v2018.8 using: HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon w3550,3.07GHz; 16GB RAM Windows 10 NVidia Quadro 2000; Driver:392.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, May 4 2020 3:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Email me direct

    send this info and your system ID, MY Avid email and what version you updated FROM!

    Standing by to help.

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  • Tue, May 5 2020 1:47 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Hi, I read this from above:

    Bug Number: MCCET-3527. The XDCam HD export option was missing if you chose to Export As using the Avid Media Processor.

    ...But on my v2018.12.10, PC, when I right-click from Composer > Export > Export As > Export Setting > Avid Media Processor, I see this, below. Would there be any difference after I upgrade to v2018.12.11? Thanks!

    and a second question: with v2018.12.10 installed, can I also use the PATCH for v2018.12.11 for faster upgrade?

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  • Tue, May 5 2020 3:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Marianna,

    I emailed you using my own direct email... regarding this... did you receive it? 

    Media Composer v2018.8 using: HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon w3550,3.07GHz; 16GB RAM Windows 10 NVidia Quadro 2000; Driver:392.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, May 5 2020 3:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Havent seen it yet can you PM me your email address so I can searxch by it.

    2309 emails for me in my inbox YIKES

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  • Wed, May 6 2020 3:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    Marianna,

    I'm still having trouble.  Now I can't start Media Composer, even though I"ve used Avid Link to "reinstall" it.  I like Avid Link.  It's a very nice product.  It lets you see exactly what it's doing.  It installed 2018.12.11 even though it was already there.  It just did it again. Avid sees the dongle, but it didn't write anything to it even though I clicked that I wanted to "bless" it in the Link program. 

    However... Media Composer 2018.12.11 will not start... It's there.  I tried to start it from Avid Link.  I went to Media Composer.exe where it's installed on the C: drive and clicked the icon... nothing.  Any ideas?  I've restarted the computer. I looked at my account to see if I had actually paid for my "perpetual" license.  Somethin' is wrong, I don't know what it is.  I'm going to have to edit this week's project at my work, maybe. The lab is empty because the University's closed... so why not?

    Also whenever I try to start from Avid Link it brings up the Avid Media Composer Activation window.  No matter which choice I choose in the Acitvation, nothing happens. 

    Media Composer v2018.8 using: HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon w3550,3.07GHz; 16GB RAM Windows 10 NVidia Quadro 2000; Driver:392.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, May 6 2020 3:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2018.12.11 AVAILABLE NOW 30 APR 2020

    swhiteindiana:
    Also whenever I try to start from Avid Link it brings up the Avid Media Composer Activation window.  No matter which choice I choose in the Acitvation, nothing happens. 

    I think what I need is to update the dongle.  How do I get it?  I have paid for it. My account is paid up to 10/24/2020.

    It's showing up in the Avid Link, but it's greyed out.  It says "Dongle convert".  How do I get it to "believe" what it's displaying and give me an update to 10/24/2020?

    Media Composer v2018.8 using: HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon w3550,3.07GHz; 16GB RAM Windows 10 NVidia Quadro 2000; Driver:392.0 [view my complete system specs]
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