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  • Fri, Sep 4 2015 6:56 AM

    • hbrock
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    Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Media Composer 8.4.1 is now available in the Download Center or via the Application Manager.

    Features and fixes include:

     Support for Artist | DNxIO: This update includes support for the Artist | DNxIO hardware. For more information about the capabilities and features of the DNxIO, please refer to the DNxIO Setup Guide <http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/User_Guide/Avid-Artist-DNxIO-Documentation>

     New Mac OS Support: This update now supports Mac OS 10.10.4 and 10.10.5

    -  Bug fixes:

    1. In some instances, trim changes did not apply if you performed a trim quickly.

    2.  iLok licensing errors might have appeared when launching Media Composer.

    3. Scrubbing audio with XDCAM media was slow.

    4. Accessing an AMA media folder took a long time if there were many subfolders in the    shared directory.

    5. The Get Info window might have crashed the application.

    6. The Send To Playback Temp folder was filling up over time.

    7. Having Clip Frames enabled in the Timeline could cause the application to be slow to respond.

    8. In some cases, consolidating a sequence consolidated the enter source clip rather than just what was used in the timeline.

    9. Audio effects saved to a bin did not apply after quitting out of the application.

    10. AAFs created from the Sony PDZ Content Browser software would not relink properly.

    11. Consolidating an AAF sequence could result in lost renders.

     

    Licensing and Activation:  The ability to launch Media Composer  (v8.4.1) software is dependent on the status of your Avid Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version was released (in this case September 3, 2015).  If your plan has expired, you will not have access to the new software unless you purchase a renewal within 30 days of the expiration date.   Each build (software release) of Media Composer has a hard-coded release date.  All Media Composer v8.x licenses (Software, Dongle, and Floating Licenses) will be updated with the active Avid Upgrade and Support Plan start and end dates.  Media Composer will poll the Avid Upgrade and Support plan information in the license upon launch, and then compare it to its build date.   If your plan is active then you will be provided access to Media Composer v8.4.1 (September 3, 2015).

     

    How to Update:  Please read the How to Update Your License page before upgrading to this release.  More detailed information is also available on the Upgrade and Support Plan FAQ page.  I have also posted most of this information in the Licensing forum / FAQ and Announcement section.

     

    FlexVersioner:  Reminder that the FlexVersioner is no longer supported for the v8.4.1 release.  See the Support Upgrade  article for instructions on how to upgrade your license.

     

    Documentation: The latest ReadMe and more can be found on the Media Composer Documentation page.

     

    Application Manager:  The Application Manager remains at version 2.4.2.

     

    Compatibility:  For complete system compatibility and requirements (including Interplay and ISIS) for Media Composer v8.4.1 please visit the Media Composer System Requirements page.

     

    Installers:  There are full installers for Mac and Windows as well as Patch installers for Mac and Windows.  The Patch Installers are designed to install on systems with Media Composer 8.4 currently installed.

     

    ReadMe:  Customers are encouraged to read the “ReadMe” for additions, changes/updates included with this release.

     

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: All customers currently using a Media Composer v8.0 license, and either running Media Composer v8.2.x or lower, or have recently renewed their Upgrade & Support plan, may need to re-activate their license in order to run the latest software release. This procedure is similar to upgrading a license with past releases, however customers will use their current Media Composer v8.0 licenses and will not require new ones. For more information, please see this article: Media Composer  Support Contract License Update

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  • Fri, Sep 4 2015 9:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Hi,

    I do not read about any fix of the tilte tool with non english languages and I'm not sure if a bug has been logged as I've seen others report the issue but not seen escalation.

    Here in Greece the title tool crashes but not in a reproducable way. I can save a title like 10 times and crash on the same title the 11th time. MC 8.3.1 has until now not produced the problem.

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  • Fri, Sep 4 2015 1:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    8.4.1 is showing up in the Avid Application Manager (OS X 10.10.5). I've tried installing twice now, the intaller runs (taking a longer than expected time), the computer restarts, and Media Composer has not been updated - it still shows in Application Manager and launches as 8.4.0, and Application Manager reports that an "update is available".

  • Fri, Sep 4 2015 7:45 PM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    R.S.: You can also download the patch version from the Download Center.

    Jereon: Some fixes with descending characters and title rolls are indicated in the READ ME.  Not sure about if the issue you're having has been addressed, hopefully Marianna can chime in.

     

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  • Sat, Sep 5 2015 12:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    After installing new version I have experienced buggy playback in trimming mode on external monitor with AJA Io Express. The picture on monitor begin to cramble into noize.

    After returning to 8.4 all remain without bugs.

    I think that new drivers for Avid Artist DNxIO spoiled Open IO drivers.

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 1:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    I upgraded to 10.10.5, then upgraded Avid Applications Manager, which lists version 8.3.1.34700 – until you click on "What's New?" underneath. This opens a window which reads "Media Composer v8.4.1". I downloaded this, but the install fails (I've tried four times, multiple restarts, etc.) Other downloads (Codecs PE, New Blue Titler Pro 2) install without issue.

    Can anyone offer a suggestion for a fix?

    MacBookPro mid-2012, 10.10.5, Media Composer 8.3.1

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 1:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Go to the Downloads Center and download the Patch.

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 2:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Thank you – worked the charm.

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 2:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    So, i'm on 8.3.  No need to uninstall 8.3  but install the full 8.4.1 package, right? 

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 4:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Upgrades on MC 8.x on OSX can be done using the patch installer.  I don't know if using the full installer without an uninstall is OK or not.

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  • Tue, Sep 8 2015 4:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    If you have an Active upgrade and support plan and have activated Media Composer v8.0 - v8.2 and upgrade to v8.3 without deactivating first, you may encounter the error message "Current license has no contract expiration date.

    Please go to Avid Support Website for details on updating your license.

    If you are connected to the internet, to fix this error do the following

    1.   Launch the Application Manager utility

    2.  Select to "Deactivate" your Media Composer license.

    3.  Once your system is deactivated, simply activate again.  This new activation will pick up your current upgrade and support plan expiration date.

    4.  Close the Application Manager window.

    5.  Launch Media Composer

    HTH

     

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  • Mon, Sep 14 2015 9:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    None of that works.

     

    The application manger is useless, even downloading the installer from the download centre doesnt work as expected. Throwing up random errors one after the other.

     

    Avid support gave me a list of files and folders to delete to cure teh problem, surprise surpsrise this didnt work either and was quite frankly ridiculous given i have 35 systmes to upgrade.

     

    Dont ask me how but finally after rebotting, logging in and out, delteign and reinstallign i have one system of MC 8.4.1 running, although only on trial because apparntly the activation server can not be reached.

     

    If this while process wasnt so ridiculous id be furious, but after ten years of workign with Avid and Media Composer i have to say it is par for the course and i am genuinely not surprised.

     

    Congratulations i youhave been able to upgrade with no problems. I certainly havent

     

     

     

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  • Mon, Sep 14 2015 2:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Can you email me directly?

    system ID and activation and bversion you wish to use?

    Marianna 

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  • Wed, Sep 16 2015 3:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    After selecting download then install Installer comes up with error:

    Media Composer can't be installed on this disk . An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package.

    Running 10.9.5 on all of our systems.had mc 8.4 installed with App manager 2.4.2 What gives?

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  • Wed, Sep 16 2015 3:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.4.1 | NOW AVAILABLE

    Just tried from the download center. That patch file didn't work either. Same error message.

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