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  • Thu, Jun 25 2020 11:19 AM

    • Leo Baker
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    Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install

    RE: Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install on the same MAC Machine

    I was wondering the versions which Avid are offering. If you are running Pro Tools and Media Composer on the same machine, either one or the other does not keep up with the MAC Version.

    For Example

    Media Composer 2020.6

    OSX - 10.15.4

    Pro Tools 2020.5

    OSX 10.15.3 as in bracket's 10.15.4 not qualified on the Avid knowledhebase article.

    So what is the best solution if running Catalina 10.15.3 and running both the above latest verions of Pro Tools and Media Composer on the same machine? What's the latest/safe version of Catalina that will satisfy Avid's testing and not impact on the user? As seems each Avid project is behind eachother, and then the user is waiting for catchup time between both Avid's software on the same computer.

    Also the co-install says, any new verison you install, you un-install Media Composer and Pro Tools, then install Pro Tools, make sure to run/open Pro Tools first so it runs once. Then install Media Composer last in that order? I presume that's because Pro Tools/Media Composer is some how sharing the same plugins being made available inside both software?

    Thanks,

    Leo

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  • Sat, Jun 27 2020 5:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install

    Hi Leo,

      Here is the latest Co-install FAQ.

     

     

    RalphC

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  • Mon, Jun 29 2020 7:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install

    Hello Ralph,

    Thanks, yes it seems again to be be always one version back 2020.5 not 2020.6 of Media Composer. What are the effects of co-install Pro Tools and Media Composer on the same system, where by the uninstall of Pro Tools and Media Composer, before you add new versions?

    In terms, of at some point could we just install over the top negating the uninstall and re-install process? How are Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer sharing, as the FAQ always stated to run Pro Tools, once first before installing Media Composer. Is it some kind of shared audio engine/effects tht Pro Tools and Media Composer are sharing?

    Thanks,

    Leo

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    Re: Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install

    It used to be advised to do a complete uninstall prior to a new install. I stopped doing that years ago and it is no longer necessary. Personally, I am holding off on Catalina.


    The FAQ is based on approved systems and beta testing. It offers a level of confidence should you opt to comply with the FAQ. I would argue that you would get the same results with new versions but your mileage may vary and there are of course no guarantees. The fix is simply to reinstall a the prior, approved combo accordiing to the FAQ.

    Yes, I believe you install and launch ProTools so that the audio engine is activated so that the MC installer can check to see if it is installed during it's installation process. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong about that. [The debate about coinstalls has been going on for decades, fwiw and it is derived from the fact that bought Digidesign ages ago so the coinstall was never "elegant" (The word used in my college computer science program to describe good programming. ;) ]

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 9:13 AM In reply to

    • Miguel
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    Re: Pro Tools/Media Composer Catalina Install

    Leo Baker:

    If you are running Pro Tools and Media Composer on the same machine, either one or the other does not keep up with the MAC Version.

    For Example

    Media Composer 2020.6

    OSX - 10.15.4

    Pro Tools 2020.5

    OSX 10.15.3 as in bracket's 10.15.4 not qualified on the Avid knowledhebase article.

    So what is the best solution if running Catalina 10.15.3 and running both the above latest verions of Pro 

    Hello Leo!

    The latest versions of Media Composer and Pro Tools are both compatible wth the latest macOS release - 10.15.5.

    Also, don't forget to read the readme file, as it explains the co-instal procedure (page 33).

    MC 8.8.5 | PT 11.3.1 | MacOS 10.12.6| iMac 21,5" - i7 - 3,1 GHz - 16 GB RAM - nVidia 650M 512 MB | Caldigit AV Drive 1 TB. [view my complete system specs]

    Miguel

     

    Media Composer editor, since 1997.

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