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  • Tue, Jun 23 2020 4:27 PM

    MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Great news, Today, June 23, 2020 @ 12:00 noon ET, Avid has launched a June update to Media Composer v2020.6.

     

    Location at Launch:  The Media Composer v2020.6 (Mac and PC) is available in MyAvid Master accounts, Avid Link, and on the Download Center.  

     

    ReadMe: The ReadMe has been uploaded to the Media Composer 2020 Documentation page .

     

    How to Obtain Media Composer 2020.6 Updates: 

     

    • The latest update to Media Composer 2020.6 is available as of  June 23.
    • Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer 2020.5 will be notified of the availability of the upgrade via Avid Link. They may download and install the update from Avid Link or from a browser-based MyAvid Master Account when desired.
    • New customers who purchase Media Composer from today onward will receive the 2020.6 update in their Avid Master Account.

     

    Reminder: This release of Media Composer 2020.6 requires an active Update & Support plan. Please ensure your customers’ plans and licenses are both up-to-date before installing this update.

     

    What’s fixed in 2020.6:  The following have been fixed in this release.

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3290. You might have received “FatalAbort VDM Scheduling failed” and “MultiFrameCombiner” errors when trimming.
    • 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-3237.  (Windows) FrameFlex scaling might have appeared blurry on some images.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3589.  (Media Composer Video Satellite) If the Timeline crossed midnight (00:00:00;00) playback would not start if the playhead was beyond halfway between 00:00:00;00 and the end of the sequence.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3479. When working with Edit While Capture subclips, the cursor and position indicator did not follow smoothly when scrubbing with the mouse.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3331. In some instances, linked MOV files failed when performing a background transcode.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3596. Adding Key Code to a Subclip did not work properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3635. AAF exports were much slower than in previous releases.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3597. You might have lost renders when working between two systems and using the Sapphire Plugin.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3577. In some instances, changes in the Timeline and audio were not correct after performing a batch re-import or relink of the audio.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3542. You might have received a “No such track” error after performing a mixdown for a sequence with a Timecode Burn-in effect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3614. (macOS) (List Tool) When choosing to save an EDL “To several files” the save destination was not remembered.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3443 . When working with Paint Effect, video on a lower track appears when you first drag the paint object.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3481. If you zoomed in on a Paint Effect object in a sequence and then scrubbed the Timeline and moved the object, the image displayed was incorrect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3472. You might have received a “Fails Playout QC Process due to repeating idr_pic_ids” error when exporting 4K / UHD XAVC Class 300 media
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12926. (macOS) If you have upgraded to macOS 10.15.4, there is a known issue with local attached RAID storage. The system will hang when running Media Composer or copying large files. This does not happen with earlier versions of the OS. You can read details about this issue in this blog.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12988. (macOS) The AMA Drastic plug-in is not supported with Media Composer v2020.4
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12964. For a faster performance of export audio/video sequences to .mov in 2020.4, please render the sequence prior to export, or disable the GPU fx (in the Render Settings - Current menu)
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12735. Maestro graphics do not appear correctly in the Timeline if your system uses the Radeon video card.
    • Bug Number: DEFI-1808. (Media Composer | Distributed Processing) Two clips or sequences will always be created when performing a consolidate or transcode with Media Composer | Distributed Processing.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11481. Promoting a title from the Title Tool application to Avid Titler+ cannot be performed if it includes a motion adapter.
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  • Tue, Jun 23 2020 5:59 PM In reply to

    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Does 2020.6 include MP4 encodring?

  • Tue, Jun 23 2020 6:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Media Composer 2020.6 now supports variable frame rate media wrapped in .MOV and .MP4 without the need for QuickTime.

    Please read the Readme and Whats New Guide.

    Thanks in advance peeps

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  • Wed, Jun 24 2020 10:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    I've been away for a bit (running 2019). Just did the uninstall and full install through Avid Link and everything went fine - BUT.... my dongle will not update. Says it needs to and i downloaded the file from my Avid products page and NOTHING. Avid Link program crashed and closed. Any tips on how to update the dongle? 

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  • Wed, Jun 24 2020 10:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Hoh

    Are you able to log in to your MyAvid at my.avid.com and then go to My Products and Subscriptions and open the MC.  SHow downloads and there should be an updater.avd listed underneath the Mac and Win 2020.6 software downloads.

    Download that to say your desktop and then with Link do the following:

    1.   Connect the Dongle to your computer then launch Avid Link 2020.4 ( FYI 2020.6 is out tomorrow at noon )

    2.   Go to Products and locate your Media Composer. 

    • Dongle Activated should appear below the product it was licensed to.

    User-added image

    3.   Click Products and Activations. If it is the same as the picture below then click Update and then browse the updater file.


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    However, if Update is not available just like the image below, then click Dongle below status to make it visible. 



    User-added image

     

    If that doesnt work - email me direct and include the SID and dongle serial # and your MYAvid email address

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  • Wed, Jun 24 2020 11:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Marianna, thanks for the reply.  I have been working with the Chat support. It appears that when I re-upped my licenses in Feb that my SIDs were duplicated and my dongles show up attached to those IDs but those expired in May and then I have the exact same SID showing that it is good through next Feb (but no dongle attached). very odd. the support person is currently working on deactivating my resetting the licenses.  that sounds scary but he says it should fix it. Just waiting now... 

    thanks again,

    Darin 

     


    Marianna:

    Hoh

    Are you able to log in to your MyAvid at my.avid.com and then go to My Products and Subscriptions and open the MC.  SHow downloads and there should be an updater.avd listed underneath the Mac and Win 2020.6 software downloads.

    If that doesnt work - email me direct and include the SID and dongle serial # and your MYAvid email address

    Marianna

     

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  • Wed, Jun 24 2020 11:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Marianna, sending email now. Thanks Darin 

     

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    I had to use the manual license entry. Other than that, installation went smoothly.

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Hi I am currently running 2018.12.2 without a single problem.  I have been avoiding updating because of all the problems I keep reading about.

    Is it worth it for me to update now?  Can I update from the avid link or will I have to do anything manually like uninstall media composer?  Is it as simple as clicking update?

     

    EDIT  - I just clicked update and I get an error messge telling me the url is incorrect.

    Thanks

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    I uptate avid to 2020.6 and the mc doesnt open anymore. Im using Cataline 10.15.5

  • Tue, Jul 7 2020 2:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Emer82:

    I uptate avid to 2020.6 and the mc doesnt open anymore. Im using Cataline 10.15.5

    Emer82

    what does it do?   Do you get an error message and if so what?  Does it stall at a certain part of the launch process and can you see where in the splash screen?

    More details needed

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    Hey Marianna,

     

    will there be a support for AAC audio in future for the MOV export?

    At the moment there’s just PCM, but some cloud services like Nextcloud don't support that format.

  • Wed, Aug 19 2020 2:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: MEDIA COMPOSER 2020.6 AVAILABLE NOW - 23 JUNE 2020

    SaNK123:

    Hey Marianna,

     

    will there be a support for AAC audio in future for the MOV export?

    At the moment there’s just PCM, but some cloud services like Nextcloud don't support that format.

    SaNK123

    Let me check - apologies for the delay as I was out on medical. Back now and better.......

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