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  • Fri, Oct 2 2020 4:34 AM

    • LD
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    Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Hi all....I hope all is well 😁 I have posted back in April about thinking to get the latest MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch but decided to wait as Avid was not compatible with Catalina, so I was wondering do we have updates on that?

    I have saved up for the MacBook pro with the configurations that I need, I would like to have the option to have both software Premiere and Avid, my preference is avid for editing work, just depends on the job.

     

    Thanks

  • Fri, Oct 2 2020 7:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Hi,

    Media Composer 2020.x is compatible with Catalina, but there are a lot of limitations due to the lack of 32-bit app support in Catalina. Have a close look at this document for what you can and cannot do before you make any decisions.

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/WhatsNew_MediaComposer_v20.4.pdf

    (I know it says '2020.4'. The limitations apply to all versions of 2020 with Catalina.)

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  • Sat, Oct 3 2020 10:18 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Hi there!

    Could you please tell me - is it possible to run usual version of MC on Catalina. 

    Not Ultimate version, but usual MC.

     

    Thanks a lot!

  • Tue, Oct 6 2020 2:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Hi Danil,

     

       The short answer is yes. MC is just a single installer the ability to launch Ultimate and regular depends on your license.

     

     

     

    RalphC

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  • Tue, Oct 6 2020 11:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Thanks guys....I read about it, it sounds like it does run but there are limitations?

  • Wed, Oct 7 2020 6:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    LD:

    Thanks guys....I read about it, it sounds like it does run but there are limitations?

    There are. They're detailed in the What's New document I posted about earlier in this thread.

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  • Wed, Oct 7 2020 11:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    We have 2020.9 just released and that works with Catalina but there are still some limitations.

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  • Wed, Oct 7 2020 11:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    I have read it thank you. I think I will go ahead and get the MacBook pro and hope in the future they will release Avid update with no limitations.

  • Wed, Oct 7 2020 11:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Thank you....do you reckon in the future there will be an update of Avid without limitations? I am Kern on the new MacBook pro 16 inch.

  • Thu, Oct 8 2020 12:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    LD

    Yes as with every release there are improvements... as there are with catalina itself.  I know the test team is working on new machine recommendations and once they are done, Raff will be updating the knowledgeBase article.

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  • Fri, Oct 9 2020 5:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid compatibility with Catalina

    Thanks for that Marianna.

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