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  • Mon, Jun 22 2020 9:33 PM

    • jcmcnamee
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    Future macOS Roadmap?

    Avid folks, is there any roadmap you can share with us that will fill us in on when we can safely upgrade past Mojave to a version of MC without compromises? From what I've read on the boards 2020.5 doesn't seem to cut it for serious work on a broadcast show due to several limitations. If anyone's using it in a high pressure environment with multiple AE's and editors with no issues plz let me know. For instance I don't know of any TV post house in NYC that's updated to the 2019 version, let alone 2020.

    Now that Apple is moving on to OS 11 (bye bye X) and their new processor architecture, will Avid be keeping up? I was kind of hoping for some sort of big announcement from Avid today that they just couldn't say until Apple officially announced the transition.

    Avid is the only piece of software I use that has made me have to stay a year behind on OS updates and now I'm afraid it will go longer.

    Reading the latest updates to the Titler+ thread on here make me worry.

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  • Tue, Jun 23 2020 9:52 AM In reply to

    Re: Future macOS Roadmap?

    Most of my training client who are UK Post houses and Broadcasters stay well behind the curve to ensure stability and reliability as well as a confirmed workflow.

    Many are still running V8.5.3 MC (some even older) a few on 2018 and a few on 2019.

    At best most have a few 2020 versions for testing new features and testing workflows. But many won't roll out a version until its been round the block a few times.

    Its the freelance operators or smaller operations that tend to have the newer kit so are forced to the latest MC version and they will adapt their workflow to the software.

     

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  • Tue, Jun 23 2020 11:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Future macOS Roadmap?

    But the bigger impact is the Apple move away from Intel CPUs this will have a far bigger impact on the future.

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  • Wed, Jun 24 2020 1:43 AM In reply to

    • jcmcnamee
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    Re: Future macOS Roadmap?

    Yeah I float between working on smaller and larger projects and of course COVID-19 has pushed many people to be working from home and trying to be part of larger projects with a big post-house.

    Personally I just finally gave 2019.12.1 a spin and love it. Hopefully the show I'm on will start to figure out a workflow with 2020 because 2020.6 seems promising. I may just leave a separate boot volume with mojave and the last version of 2018 to make sure I can use that when needed.

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