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  • Mon, Mar 16 2015 4:04 PM

    • Adman
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    MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Note that 8.3.1 is NOT supported with Interplay.

     

    Live in the Download Center.

     

    Documentation, including readme and installation guide, etc., is here.

     

    We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Media Composer software. This latest update – available March 16th, 2015 @ 12:00 noon ET  - adds exciting new functionality to enhance and accelerate High Res workflows, including:

    • QuickTime Export for DNxHR: Perform Fast Imports and Exports in Media Composer 8.3.1 using resolution independent DNxHR media wrapped as Quicktime and exchange files with a wide variety of applications·      
    • DNxHR OP1A MXF Export: Prefer a more open and standardized format?  MC 8.3.1 now has the added convenience to export DNxHR MXF OP1a media in a single interleaved file, with up to 16 channels of audio and ancillary data.·      
    • GPU Support onMac for AMD and NVIDIA Cards: Effects acceleration by GPU is now available on the Mac platform, including the latest Mac Pro.·       
    • XAVC-I UHD and 4K Writeback: You can now create XAVC-I UHD and 4K masters directly from Media Composer.·      
    • Support for ProTools Duet and Quartet: Capture your audio using best in class Duet and Quartet devices connected to Media Composer 8.3.1.·      
    • Improved XAVC-I UHD  and 4K Performance: General performance improvements of the 4K experience as well as faster decode of XAVC-I media.·      
    • Media Creation Default Changes: The AMA Source/Scaling Quality option in the Media Creation Mixdown & Transcode Setting now defaults to Full Quality instead of Half Quality. 

    Documentation:  For complete details about these and other updates to Media Composer | Software, visit   Media Composer | Software documentation 

     

    How to obtain the Media Composer March 2015 update: The latest update to Media Composer is available worldwide as of March 16th, 2015.

    - Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer will be notified of the availability of the upgrade via the Application Manager. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired. 

     

    - New customers who purchase Media Composer or a Standard Avid Support/Upgrade for Media Composer, Symphony™, or NewsCutter, will receive this update in their Master Avid Account.

     

    - Customers on current Support contracts can download the Media Composer update either from their Master Avid Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.) 

    - Customers not on a current Support contract can purchase an Upgrade & Support Plan for $499 USD to receive the latest software update (available until March 31st, 2015 when the price will increase to $699, available until May 15th, 2015.)

     

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2015 5:54 PM In reply to

    • ugo1
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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Hi,

     

    nice to see xavc-I improved but the poor man with the "S" version? Sad [:'(]

     

    the post is back online after a quick appearance on saturday right?

     

    Ugo

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2015 8:32 PM In reply to

    • Walter Riggi
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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Avid Application Manager is not working properly...

    Error = 'Failed Download: Avid Application Manager download failed. <,&,'

    That's a shame. :-/

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2015 10:13 PM In reply to

    • touviere7
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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    effortless update of app. manager here.

    updating mc from 8.2 was seamless and fast.

    congratulation avid for finally making that process easy!  YesSmileYes

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2015 1:04 AM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Seamless update here as well...

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2015 7:13 PM In reply to

    • dermot
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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    50/50 on the update here, one machine went flawlessly, one machine installed the app manager and then told me that i did not have a support contract for 8.3.1, even tho i do have support untill next January, excatly like the machine that upgraded cleanly.. i bought both upgrade/support packages at the same time

    sorta random wobbliness... sent a note to support as the machine that will not upgrade is the one that can really use the revised frameflex scaleing, it has a Dragon show in it currently and the frameflex damage / scaeling looks absoultly terriable

    i have brought the show into Resolve and round triped to Avid just to avoid the frameflex image destruction, would like to see if  8.3.1 gets it closer to right...

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2015 5:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Butter smooth upgrade Big Smile

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    support weere great, they know about the issue, i was able to download from my account, installed, & red decoder updated on two machines...

    still not thrilled with frameflex's scaleing tho....

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:04 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Does the DNxHR codec come installed with 8.3.1 or do I have to download the new codec pack seperately?

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  • Wed, Mar 18 2015 6:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    ripvanmarlowe:

    Does the DNxHR codec come installed with 8.3.1 or do I have to download the new codec pack seperately?

    As always everything is included except for some ama plugins

     

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    Tomas 

     

  • Thu, Mar 19 2015 10:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Hi all, since my Application Manager is stuck forever syncing as discussed in another thread, I did not have notification of the update, nor I can have the AppMan taking care of it; as I'm willing to upgrade, mainly to see if the AppMan issue will be fixed with the new release, what do You suggest? Manual uninstall of 8.3 and setup 8.3.1 soon after, or running the installer on top of the older version? As this box is on a dongle, should I deactivate first? Any help greatly appreciated.

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  • Thu, Mar 19 2015 2:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    mjolnarn:

    As always everything is included except for some ama plugins

     

    I have installed MC 8.3.1 - uninstalled-re installed swapped out graphic cards the only thing I havn't swapped out

    is the W7 64 bit operating system...

     The 'Composer Window ' is not working it looks rather like the dog's breakfast it,s behaving rather like what you'd expect with a faulty graphics card,everything else appears to be normal, am I missing a setting somewhere to configure the Composer Window other than the obvious selection in the window drop down

    I havn't had any trouble with the previous version and any help would be appreciated it's rather odd that all the other panels appear Ok so far..and no apparent problem with the previous version.

    thank you

     

  • Thu, Mar 19 2015 2:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Keith R:

    mjolnarn:

    As always everything is included except for some ama plugins

     

    I have installed MC 8.3.1 - uninstalled-re installed swapped out graphic cards the only thing I havn't swapped out

    is the W7 64 bit operating system...

    System specs , system specs ..  and system specs

    Please add those to your profile, will save valuable time for those answering posts

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    Tomas 

     

  • Fri, Mar 20 2015 5:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    (quote)-Please add those to your profile, will save valuable time for those answering posts (unquote)

    Windows 7 64 bit SP 1

    CPU i5 Haswell 4670 1150 LGA (av temp 39c, all 4 cores av at 19% when rendering)

    Core Speed 3400 Mh 

    Ram DDR3 4 +4 total 16Gb av memory rendering 19% 

    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (MSI)- average temp rendering 34C

    Storage- 2+ 120 GB Kingmax SSD, 1+250Gb Kingmax SSD 2+ 1TB Hard Drive

    Audio Network Killer 2200

    Media Composer 8.3.1 Snagit, Olympus Photo Software, Speccy,Sorenson Squeeze 10 Desktop Pro

    Team Viewer,CCleaner, ProShow Gold (and the usual Windows stuff)

    My question was mc.XXXX worked fine inc Graphics etc ..

    MC 8.3.1 Editor Panel is the pits and not working and the odvious settings are not functioning I have swapped out the Graphics Card re- installed MC 8.3.1 several times swapped the mother board,

    changed out the drives, I have been at it until 2.30AM and wondering how long one has to do this before the men in white coats and a stretche with restraints arrive ..

    This machine worked fine until I installed 8.3.1 and now it looks like the dog's breakfast so has anyone had a problem with the Editor Panel in this version.

    Thank You Huh?

     

     

     

  • Fri, Mar 20 2015 5:53 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 8.3.1 is live!

    Keith R:

    (quote)-Please add those to your profile, will save valuable time for those answering posts (unquote)

    Windows 7 64 bit SP 1

    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (MSI)-

    You might want to read this thread

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/132948/758498.aspx#758498

    Keith R:

    My question was mc.XXXX worked fine inc Graphics etc ..

     

    This machine worked fine until I installed 8.3.1

    Users have asked for better playouts for a long time and MC 8.31 is a big step in that direction, possible also a demand to be able to handle 4k playout well.

    Uncertified GPU cards doesn´t seem to work well with this new playout engine, especially not with the latest Nvidia drivers so the price for going uncertified is that you need to experiment for yourself with what works and doesn´t work.

    Uncertified setups might also not be able to use the better playouts, maybe the choice is to stay on your old working setup before upgrading or to buy a certified card.

    As also said in that linked thread this have been said and written a zillion times now and from experience users with empty system profiles mostly uses uncertified setups, it usually takes 3 or 4 questions to make them admit that.

    I have also seen the statement " worked before " about the same zillions of times btw and have followed Avids recommendations regarding Gpu myself for a long time, gives me time for edits.

     

     

     

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