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  • Thu, Sep 30 2021 7:16 PM

    Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Great news… The new Media Composer v2021.9 is available today, Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

     

    Status of Support Plan:  The ability to launch this Media Composer 2021.9 software is dependent on the status of a customer’s Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released. Media Composer 2021.9 is released on Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

     

    Media Composer Notes:

     

     

    MCDEV-11537 If you intend to use full-frame stereoscopic with an Avid Artist DNxIQ, you may want to remain with Media Composer v2018.12.x until the issues with Stereoscopic support are resolved in a future version.

     

    • (MCCET- 2541) When working with Avid Artist DNxIO or Avid Artist DNxIQ, you should disable the Line In recording input (BlackMagic Audio in the Windows OS).
    • Avid recommends that you do not install Desktop Video software version 10.10.1 on Media Composer versions prior to v2018.5.1. 
    • Avid Artist DNxIO and Avid Artist DNxIQ: If you are using Avid Artist DNxIO, Avid Artist DNxIQ, or a BlackMagic Designs video device, please update to Desktop Video software version v11.0 or higher. If you are using Avid Artist DNxIV and Avid Artist DNxIP please update to AJA software v15.2 or later.
    • Qualified Operating Systems: For information on qualified operating systems, see Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems.

     

    Security Guidelines

    As system and network security attacks become increasingly more inventive and persistent, Avid has adopted a new security strategy to help you, our customer and partner, better protect your assets and intellectual property. As you might know, Avid has traditionally recommended Symantec Endpoint Protection as the preferred and qualified solution for much of the Avid product line. As of Q3, 2020, Avid introduced a more flexible strategy that provides general guidelines for protecting your Avid systems. This new policy allows you to choose the best security solution for your organization, while still following Avid best practices. Avid Media Composer allows you to install an endpoint detection and response solution on your system.While Avid does not support any specific solution, you can find general guidelines and information related to CrowdStrike Falcon on the following Avid Knowledge Base page https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/troubleshooting/en239659

     

    Changed in Media Composer v2021.9: The following are new for Media Composer v2021.9: 

     

    Updated Message

      The editing application notifies you if your third party storage is emulating Avid NEXIS or Avid ISIS storage. With this release, the error message has been updated:

     

    In addition, this message appears:

    • When you install an updated version of Media Composer, even if you have seen the message before.
    • When you open a shared project on any system.
    • When you open a new project created on any system

     

    Default Change for Bin Frame View

    With this release, you will notice the following: If clips have an assigned clip color, the color will appear as a border on clips in Frame View by default. You will see this change if you create a new user setting after installing Media Composer v2021.9.

     

    Move Clip Leaves Filler

    You can use an option in the Timeline menu that allows you to leave filler when you move clips up and down over multiple tracks in a sequence. When you select the Move Clip Leaves Filler option in the Timeline menu, a check mark appears next to the option indicating it is enabled. When you do not want to leave filler, simply select the Move Clip Leaves Filler option again to remove the check mark.

     

    Improved Bin Column Width Adjustments

    Bin Column widths can now be manually adjusted. Simply drag the separator between column headers to resize the column. The bin width is saved when you save or close the bin. You can also double-click on the separator between columns to resize the entire column, not just the visible area.

     

    What’s Fixed in 2021.9:  The following has been fixed.

     

    • Bug Number: MCCET-4202. You may have received a “writing properties to asset manager” error when checking in a Matte key clip.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4218. In some instances, QuickTime with alpha MOV files appear offline after import.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3119. Some Avid Titler+ font names may have displayed as “Invalidate label encoding” in the Effect Editor window.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4177. In some instances, media was offline in the Timeline on some of the clips and adjusting Dynamic Relink would not bring it online.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4188. (Production Management) XDCAM HD media was offline after checkout and you could not get the media online.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4305. Using Quick Find in the Timeline might have crashed Media Composer.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4296. After closing and opening Media Composer, some docked and tabbed windows were not retained.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4280. In some instances, working in the Audio Mixer crashed Media Composer.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4091. UHD 100p projects might create a duplicate timecode frame in a 25 fps Timebase.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4187. Segment buttons from (Command Palette - Edit) did not work the same as the Segment buttons from (Command Palette - Smart Tools).
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4183. In some instances, the User Interface would appear to freeze or hang if you were working with a large project with many bins.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-15040. You might have received an “AAF import” when performing an update from Production Management for a sequence containing an Avid Titler+ effect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4114. Dragging a saved Audio Track Effect from a bin to the Audio Mixer [+] did not apply the effect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3705. (Production Management) Video track name changes might not have saved properly during check in/check out.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4065. In some instances, the clip color changed on transcoded clips with alpha.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4159. In some instances, with Dynamic Relink enabled, a sequence showed different clips offline depending on the version of Media Composer.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4167. (Japanese OS) Dragging an effect from the Effects Palette moved the highlighted effect category up unexpectedly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4079.  Site settings for Media Creation were not working for some codecs.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3847, MCCET-4155. Default Media Creation settings for new projects and when switching to a different project format might have been incorrect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3510. Even after changing the Media Creation setting, video resolution reverted to default in 1080p50 projects.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4100. Media Creation Settings defaulted to H.264 800kbps proxy in 1080p/24 projects.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4013. If the RED AMA plug-in was installed on an Edit on Demand system, Scriptsync did not display script marks.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4137. A .transfer sequence did not play in MediaCentral | UX if stereo was enabled in the Transfer Settings.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4198. You might have had problems importing/linking DNxHR HQX media.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4063. In some instances, mixing DNxHD SQ media created by EVS, Media Director or Fastserve displayed in the bin as mixed resolution.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3842.  Desktop Play Delay resulted in an “ADM_PLAY_NOT_ARMED” error when hitting play with NDI enabled.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4032. (Production Management) If you deleted a clip in Access, the media would not display as offline, instead you would receive a “Disk File Not Found” error.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4080.  The Tool Palette window did not retain its size.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4052. Some H265 (HEVC) files could not be linked or imported successfully.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4201. When reopening a project, the Avid MediaCentral | UX panel opens on top of the Media Composer UI.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4200. The List Tool did not recall custom presets properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4227. The Timecode Burn-In effect did not display properly when changing the Timecode display setting.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3903. You might have received a “PMM_MISMATCH_UNKNOWN_ATTR” error when trying to capture from SD DV through 1394 (firewire).
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4005. If waveforms were enabled, six hour captures of “In progress” (EWC) clips were extremely slow.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4264. You might have seen a Waveform Engine crash when opening a bin, closing a bin, loading a sequence, or clearing a sequence.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4195. Capitalized names were sorted first regardless of alphabetical order in the Project window.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4240. In some instances, Telestream Live Capture was offline for V1, A1.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4224.  In some instances, the Source Browser was not maximized enough to display the Link and Import buttons.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4029. The FrameFlex size slider did not go beyond 100% in the FrameFlex top viewer.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3997. Window position was not saved in Workspaces.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4169. You may not have received a warning message when exporting XDCAM HD 50 (RDD9) exceeding 8 audio tracks.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4203.  Apple ProRes 422 clips with 16bit PCM audio could not be linked using the UME plug-in.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4011. You were unable to link to ProRes 422HQ QT movie with UME plug-in, but could link with QuickTime plug-in.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3861. You could not successfully link or import ProRes HQ files recorded with Odyssey™ by Convergent Design.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3952. In some instances, mp4 files were out of sync

     

    For details on the complete bug fixes, see the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

     

    ReadMe: The new ReadMe will be uploaded to the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

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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)

     

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  • Thu, Sep 30 2021 8:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Is there no "what's new..." doc - or was it so little that it's all included in the above? I see no mention of improvements to Titler+. 

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    Keith

  • Thu, Sep 30 2021 10:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    What about the extra audio and video tracks? Or the grid snapping? Is SRT not included in this release as was mentioned in the live stream?

    Andi

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  • Thu, Sep 30 2021 11:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    I just installed 2021.9 and now it crashes every single time I launch. If I click debugger it goes to project window and i can open project and everythign seems to be fine. If I click continue it crashes back to desktop. Should I roll back? Was hoping this 2021.9 would fix the backwards compatibilty issue with 2018 which 2021.6 caused and hoping to move forward ....any advice?

     

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2021 9:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Dale Gagne:

    I just installed 2021.9 and now it crashes every single time I launch. If I click debugger it goes to project window and i can open project and everythign seems to be fine. If I click continue it crashes back to desktop. Should I roll back? Was hoping this 2021.9 would fix the backwards compatibilty issue with 2018 which 2021.6 caused and hoping to move forward ....any advice?

     

    Combined with the missing "What's New" this does not inspire confidence. SurpriseHuh?

     

    Gerry

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Hello Dale,

      I started a support case for you 04259497. I forwarded it to our technical team to investigate.

     

     

     

    Thanks,

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    ripvanmarlowe:

    What about the extra audio and video tracks? Or the grid snapping? Is SRT not included in this release as was mentioned in the live stream?

    Andi

    Hello Andi,
     This version is primarily a bug-fix release. We have announced new features like the SRT, Increased track limits for Audio and Video, and a few more mentioned.  We needed a little more time on these. I will keep you guys updated for more details.


    Thanks,
    RalphC

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2021 11:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Ralph, those features were announced specifically in a What's new in 2021.9 video. Wow. I really don't know what to say about this. So after 4 months and a big streaming "event" all we get is the ability to adjust a column and a coloured frame around a clip in frame mode? This is pretty staggering. And not in a good way. 

    Andi

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Hi, I'd like to updated my mac to macOS 11.6. Can someone please tell me if MC 2021.9 will work on it? 

    Thank you. 

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2021 11:58 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    sos1:
    Hi, I'd like to updated my mac to macOS 11.6. Can someone please tell me if MC 2021.9 will work on it?

    Sorry, but 11.6 is not supported with any version of Media Composer yet.

    https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/compatibility/en267087

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2021 4:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    On the project window, when selecting the "Film" checkbox to choose 16mm, 35mm 3 perf or 4 perf there seems to be an issue with displaying the selected choice correctly. 16mm looks correct, both the 35mm options don't display correctly. Anyone else see the same? Not a problem for me at all but it was literally on the very first dialog of the program. Kinda like not spotting a spelling mistake in the title of a book.

    Edit: Same with the "Manage Presets" dialog and the "Search Data folder" doesn't display the full path.

    https://imgur.com/T3y1KVg

    Andi

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  • Sat, Oct 2 2021 9:34 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    RalphC:


     This version is primarily a bug-fix release. We have announced new features like the SRT, Increased track limits for Audio and Video, and a few more mentioned.  We needed a little more time on these. I will keep you guys updated for more details.


    Thanks,
    RalphC

    Oh deep joy and happiness Sad, we who are about to cry salute you.

     

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    ripvanmarlowe:

    On the project window, when selecting the "Film" checkbox to choose 16mm, 35mm 3 perf or 4 perf there seems to be an issue with displaying the selected choice correctly. 16mm looks correct, both the 35mm options don't display correctly. Anyone else see the same? Not a problem for me at all but it was literally on the very first dialog of the program. Kinda like not spotting a spelling mistake in the title of a book.

    Edit: Same with the "Manage Presets" dialog and the "Search Data folder" doesn't display the full path.

    https://imgur.com/T3y1KVg

    Andi



    Seems to be fine on mine.

     

     

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  • Sat, Oct 2 2021 7:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Thanks for checking, I'll check my drivers

    Andi

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  • Sun, Oct 3 2021 4:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.9 AVAILABLE NOW - 30 Sep 2021

    Don't know if this is the proper thread for these, but here I go:

    stereo wave files imported by drag and drop come in with centre pan. I did not check import via the Source browser, nor link and transcode.

    MC crashes when You copy content to the clipboard via the Composer button (or cut/lift) and click the Clipboard contents button under the player monitor. Fresh new user settings btw. Can't remember whether the Clipboard contents button is there by default or I mapped it though.

    If anyone can reproduce either of those please chime in.

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    peace luca

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