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  • Tue, Jun 16 2020 5:39 AM

    • Zingara
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    MC Freezes

    Wondering if this happens to anyone else.  For my work I need to have firefox open so I can download production music and also check work emails and download notes etc.  Also have Slack going where we share cuts from producers and other editors on the series.

    I find that if I just hide AVID and then go back to it, it either freezes, or I can't close bins or select clips from the bin I was working in, especally if I'm scoring the cut.  I then have to exit AVID and go back in.  As I need to do this fairly reguarly it's annoying.  Is this something I have to live with or is there a workaround or settings?  With a 16-Core processor I thought I would't have this issue anymore.  Would love to know what other editors do in this situation.

    Mac OS 10.15.5 Processor 3.2 GHz 16_Core Intel Xeon W Graphics AMD Radeon Pro Vegas II 32 GB [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jun 18 2020 4:01 AM In reply to

    • Buzzkill
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    Re: MC Freezes

    I'm having a similar issue; hiding Media Composer to work within another app freezes MC when I return. I can quit MC and restart, however all transport control is frozen. It may be a 7,1 16 core issue...take a look at my specs.

    MC 2020.8|10.15.6|MacPro 16c|96gb|Pro Vega 2|Kona 5|Pegasus32 R8,R4i|Prism ADA8XR|XDR,LG 24MD4KL,Sony PVM2541 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jun 18 2020 4:24 AM In reply to

    • Zingara
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    Re: MC Freezes

    Yes we do indeed have similar systems, but I had the same issue on my old system Mac, 8 core, OS Mojave.  I've only just upgraded and thought the gutsier processor would eleminate the problem but it hasn't.  I've also noticed that it can freeze when I am linking media through source browser, have you had this issue?

    Mac OS 10.15.5 Processor 3.2 GHz 16_Core Intel Xeon W Graphics AMD Radeon Pro Vegas II 32 GB [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jun 18 2020 5:38 AM In reply to

    • TrevorA
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    Re: MC Freezes

    I don't use Firefox but do hide/minimise/cmd-tab from AMC to chrome, shutter encoder, safari, AE etc all day without issue.

    I get occasional permenant beach balls/hard crashes when lifting clips in timeline - particularly Titler+ clips. I think this may be down to cpu overload due to working with all AMA linked media. Short bin save times for me atm.

    iMac 5K on High Sierra MC 2020.5, HP z420 MC 2020.4 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jun 18 2020 5:46 AM In reply to

    • Zingara
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    Re: MC Freezes

    Hi Trevor,

    I tried Chrome, same issue.  All my media is transcoded native offline.  I'm keep looking at the activity window and the CPU doesn't seem to be under a heavy load from what I can see.  Am I missing something? Just seems like something that shouldn't be happening and having to quit out of AVID and reopen to clear the issue is a pain.

    Mac OS 10.15.5 Processor 3.2 GHz 16_Core Intel Xeon W Graphics AMD Radeon Pro Vegas II 32 GB [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jun 18 2020 7:28 AM In reply to

    • Buzzkill
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    Re: MC Freezes

    Interesting that you've had the same issue on an older Mac/Mojave...I haven't seen any freezing issues with Source Browser on my current configuration.  

    MC 2020.8|10.15.6|MacPro 16c|96gb|Pro Vega 2|Kona 5|Pegasus32 R8,R4i|Prism ADA8XR|XDR,LG 24MD4KL,Sony PVM2541 [view my complete system specs]
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