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  • Mon, Jan 16 2017 6:36 PM

    Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    We are pleased to announce the release of Media Composer v8.7.2. 

     

    Location:  Media Composer v8.7.2 is available from My Avid Master Accounts, Application Manager, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required) today, January 16th, 2017.  Download Center is available and Appman and My Avid happening shortly.

    Changed in 8.7.2:

    - Extending an Edit - This release includes a change on how extending a trim works.

    - Safe Area/Title - An additional option has been added to the Safe Area/Title Grid Settings.

    - Field Swap - The Field Swap Image effect has been added to the Image effect options.

    - Avid Generic Plug-in - Avid is currently working to remove dependencies on QuickTime libraries which are no longer supported by Apple. See the ReadMe for our first step.

    Fixed in v8.7.2:

     - You might have received a “PMM_INSUFFICIENT_MEDIA” error when extending a trim. Along with this fix, there is a change in the procedure for performing an Extend trim. See “Extending an Edit” on page 1 of the ReadMe.

    -  You might have received an “Exception caught in APlayer” error when exporting a sequence containing linked XAVC and 9 tracks of audio.

    -  You might have received an “assertion failed” error when cutting and pasting onto an Audio dissolve.

    -  After selecting Commit Multicam Edits on a sequence, the sequence still contained references to Group clips.

    -  Intermittently, sequences containing Pan&Zoom effects become corrupt.

    -  The total duration of items selected in a bin did not provide an accurate duration in the Bin Info window if the items exceeded 24 hours.

    -  Handles tags were missing from XML output in the List Tool.

    -  The Color tag was empty for Markers/Locators in the List Tool.

    -  Line endings appeared as LF in XML output in the List Tool instead of CR. The line endings now appear as CR in the output.

    -  In some instances, playing back XDCAM HD 50 media that was created in an earlier version of the editing application, was distorted.

    -  Feature request: Convert and Skip option is missing when transcoding.

    -  And a bunch more fixes……..

     

    Important Notes:  

    1.  Media Composer 8.7.2 and above requires an Interplay 3.7 client to work with Interplay  

    2.  MC v8.7.2 now allows for matchframing matte keys and title media. However, this will only apply to matte keys and titles placed into timelines in v8.7 and higher.  Old titles and keys will not matchframe back (the metadata simply isn’t there in your sequences). You can edit old titles in the timeline (or Recreate Titles) and those should matchback, but the only way to matchback old matte keys is to recut them into a sequence in v8.7 or higher.

     

    ReadMe:  The v8.7.2 ReadMe is being posted to the Knowledge Base “ Media Composer 8.x Documentation “ page now.

     

    How Customers will obtain the Media Composer v8.7.2:   

    The latest update to Media Composer is available as of Monday January 16th, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST.

    1. Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer v8.7.2 will be notified of the availability of the v8.7.2 upgrade via the Application Manager. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired.
    2. New customers who purchase Media Composer on or after 1/16/17 will receive this v8.7.2 update in their Avid Master Account.
    3. Customers on current Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.7.2 update either from their Avid Master Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.) 
    4. Customers not on a current Upgrade & Support contract must purchase either a new Media Composer Subscription or Perpetual license to receive this update.

    Reminder: This release of Media Composer v8.7.2 requires an active Upgrade & Support plan.

     

    Installer and Patch: This release contains a full installer and a patch installer for Mac and Win.  

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  • Mon, Jan 16 2017 6:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    I just read the readme, nowhere does it state that the Render issue with Color effects has been fixed.  Someone from Avid care to tell us if you fixed this one yet? 

    Jay

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 1:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    I'm not from Avid, clearly, but I can tell you that the render issue has NOT been fixed as of MC 8.7.2.

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 2:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Jay

    They are still working on the bug.......  

    Worksround for 8.7 and 8.7.2 is to remove that GPU rendering button and switch GPU render off 

    Render settings, check “Disable GPU effects”

    The Media Engine and FXdeveloper  teams are working together to find root cause and fix it.

    Marianna

     

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 2:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Thanks for your reply.  I did see Marianna's post in the old 8.7 thread about engineering working on it and a "work around".  If you ask me, the work around that is suggested is ok, but simply the darn software should just work.  So now you need to make sure editors turn off a setting?  Is it a site setting?  Project setting?  Will it hold from project to project?  30+ stations to make sure this is turned off?  Nope... we are going to stay on 8.4.5 for now.  Rendering has worked since what, version 1?  How do ya break that?  I won't hold my breath waiting to see how long it takes them to fix this one.  Just look at how long it took to get the LUT issue fixed correctly.  I'll tell you this though, come renewal time for support, my regional rep is going to get an ear full from me.  Unacceptable.

     

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 2:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Jay

    Absolutely agree..... and I know Luc and his team are trying to figure out what "broke"... since it seems that it appeared in 8.7 so between the code of 8.6.5 and 8.7 - something obviously went wacky.  There are a host of people on it internally and as soon as I get any sign it is fixed...  I will ping you directly.

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 5:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Just upgraded.  Have one 22" monitor L and a 24" mon R (as the other 22 bust...).  I used to just drag the bottom of MC's window down to fill the screen.  Now it always springs back up to the 22" size and i see whatever is behind it!

    L is set to 1680 and R to 1920 as their native res.

    Any workaround on this new 'feature'!?  Thanks

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 7:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Guys,

    This is another question relating to 8.7.2. We just installed on a Mac Pro and the timeline has become buggy. When using the timeline, any action is delayed until another action is tried. There seems to be this weird lag happening. Anyone else have that problem? 

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 7:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Joe

    Havent heard of this one....   what OS is the system on?  Also the project and media was done in what version prior to upgrading to 8.7.2?

    Marianna

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 7:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Hi Marianna, 

     

    We're working on 10.11. We've been through several upgrades and I think we started working on 8.0 or 8.1. The editor is now telling me that everything is hanging up on the computer. Could it be a bad install? The latest upgrade was from 8.7 and that worked fine. 

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 7:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Sorry, I realize the last post may have been confusing. os 10.11 currently. Began ingesting with MC 8.0 or 8.1

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 8:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Joe,

    Thankts the easiest thing to do besides redo your settings - what happens if you create a new project and bring in some ( any media ) and does it start hanging then?????

    Marianna

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 8:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Good call. It was corrupt settings... 

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 8:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Ding ding ding - its a winner.  Glad your system is back to zipping along.

    Marianna

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2017 8:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7.2 Now Available (16 Jan 2017)

    Meanwhile back in PC land I've got over my issue by reducing the display res of my monitors - progress - Sad

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