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  • Thu, May 10 2018 6:51 PM

    Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Avid is pleased to announce the latest release of Media Composer v2018.5 on May 10th, 2018. The software is available through My Avid, Avid Application Manager, or the Download Center (login and password required). You must have a current Support & Upgrade plan to run the latest software.

    + OS SUPPORT:
    This release now supports macOS 10.13.4 (High Sierra) as well as 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.11.6 (El Capitan), and 10.10.5 (Yosemite).

     

    + NEW FEATURES:
    - Get Info Window Update
    - Hybrid Log Gamma Transformation
    - Change tract in create/edit Marker Dialog

     

    + DONGLE USERS:
    Please note that the sentinel drivers for dongles is no longer automatically installed.
    After you install MC, you must install the sentinel drivers from the /Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities/Sentinel Driver folder.

     

    + NITRIS DX/MOJO DX USERS:
    Please note the DX driver is NOT automatically selected in the install process.
    Within the MC installer, when you get to Installation Type, be sure to select the Avid DX Driver under Media Composer Editing Application.

     

    + BUG FIXES:
    This release addresses 75+ bugs since the last release, including:

    - In some instances, after rendering a Compressor/Limiter effect, some of the audio no longer plays.
    - In some instances, the Reduce/Enlarge buttons did not work properly in the Effect Editor.
    - The editing application exited from Full Screen Play when you saved changes.
    - With the release of Mac OS v10.13.x (High Sierra), Media Composer could not write (i.e. capture, import, render) to the system drive.


    + FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    See the ReadMe or What's New documents published on the Knowledge Base prior to upgrading if you have any questions.

    If you have general issues with installing or running the release, post them here. If you think you have found additional bugs, please start a new thread.

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  • Thu, May 10 2018 7:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Thank you Kevin.

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 5:39 AM In reply to

    • Andrew
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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Kevin Klimek:



     

     

     

    + DONGLE USERS:
    Please note that the sentinel drivers for dongles is no longer automatically installed.
    After you install MC, you must install the sentinel drivers from the /Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities/Sentinel Driver folder.

     


     

     





    I'm a dongle user.

    I don't have a Sentinel Driver folder in my Avid Utilities folder, but instead I have an AvidDXDriver .zip file, is that the same thing?

    Also, as I am about to download v2018.5 from Media Composer Standard Support, I also see available to download a Dongle Updater file, should I also install that?

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 6:00 AM In reply to

    • Marty McLean
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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Sixteen hours later and I still don't have Avid 2018.5 in My Avid/My Products.

    I haven't tried downloading Avid 2018.4 and seeing if 2018.5 is in the App Man, I'm on a tight bandwidth and would perfer to only download it once.

    EDIT | I finally got 2018.5 in the Download Centre but it took a few goes, still nowhere to be found in My Avid.

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 6:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    After installing 2018.5 for Dongle based installation here on Mac OS 10.10.5  this was the correct path for me and in that folder was the required SentinelSystemDriver.pkg file.   At this time the AvidDXDriver .zip file for me is in the Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities folder. 

    Andrew:
    Also, as I am about to download v2018.5 from Media Composer Standard Support, I also see available to download a Dongle Updater file, should I also install that?
    If you have not run a dongle update in your current 12 support package I would suggest you do a dongle update before installing 2018.5.

  • Sat, May 12 2018 6:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Marty McLean:
    I finally got 2018.5 in the Download Centre but it took a few goes, still nowhere to be found in My Avid.
    30 seconds ago 2018.5 was not showing in my Avid account yet either. (I have a current support plan) The download from the Download Center installed with no issues and seems to be performing well on an old Mac Pro with OS 10.10.5 .

  • Sat, May 12 2018 11:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Ι have uninstall 2018.4 and install 2018.5 no problems.

    No need to install a driver.

    Dongle too.

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Marty 

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 8:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    AndrewAction:

     

    Andrew:
    Also, as I am about to download v2018.5 from Media Composer Standard Support, I also see available to download a Dongle Updater file, should I also install that?
    If you have not run a dongle update in your current 12 support package I would suggest you do a dongle update before installing 2018.5.

    It's asking for my dongle serial number.  I entered it and it won't accept it.  I rechecked the number to make sure it's correct.  My dongle is ten years old though.  I initially got it when I was a film student.  Of course, I'm not a film student anymore and I don't think the MC version that I have now is a student version and I'm using a different computer now, but I could be wrong.

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 9:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Andrew:
    It's asking for my dongle serial number.  I entered it and it won't accept it.
    Which version of MC are you upgrading from? If earlier than 2018.4 then that maybe why you do not see the Sentinel driver where you would expect it from the 2018.5 Readme notes in Kevin's post.  

    Andrew:
    My dongle is ten years old though.
    My dongles are that age or older so I do not THINK that is an issue.  Can you try with the dongle plugged directly into a USB 2 port on your iMac?

  • Sat, May 12 2018 9:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    AndrewAction:

    Andrew:
    It's asking for my dongle serial number.  I entered it and it won't accept it.
    Which version of MC are you upgrading from? If earlier than 2018.4 then that maybe why you do not see the Sentinel driver where you would expect it from the 2018.5 Readme notes in Kevin's post.  

    Yes it's earlier, it's 2018.2.

    Andrew:
    My dongle is ten years old though.
    My dongles are that age or older so I do not THINK that is an issue.  Can you try with the dongle plugged directly into a USB 2 port on your iMac?

    I have it on a USB port in my keyboard.  Would plugging it directly in my iMac make a difference?  I've been able to open MC with the dongle plugged my keyboard.

     

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  • Sat, May 12 2018 10:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Andrew:
    Would plugging it directly in my iMac make a difference?
    Probably clutching at straws but it is possible.  

    Andrew:
    Yes it's earlier, it's 2018.2.
      If you still have the 2018.2 installer download I would uninstall 2018.2.  Install but not open 2018.5.  Go to the /Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities/Sentinel Driver folder. and install the Sentinel driver.  
    Open the Avid Application manager and see if there is a dongle update.  If so use it and then try 2018.5.

    If not I am out of ideas so I suggest you gather your dongle System ID  & Avid account details and email them to Raff  raff.condalorATavid.com  or Marianna marianna.montagueATavid.com      It is their weekend so response times may be a little slower than usual.

  • Sat, May 12 2018 10:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    AndrewAction:

    Andrew:
    Would plugging it directly in my iMac make a difference?
    Probably clutching at straws but it is possible.  

    Andrew:
    Yes it's earlier, it's 2018.2.
      If you still have the 2018.2 installer download I would uninstall 2018.2.  Install but not open 2018.5.  Go to the /Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities/Sentinel Driver folder. and install the Sentinel driver.  
    Open the Avid Application manager and see if there is a dongle update.  If so use it and then try 2018.5.

    If not I am out of ideas so I suggest you gather your dongle System ID  & Avid account details and email them to Raff  raff.condalorATavid.com  or Marianna marianna.montagueATavid.com      It is their weekend so response times may be a little slower than usual.

    Thanks, have to step out, I'll try your suggestions tomorrow morning (Sunday).

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  • Mon, May 14 2018 12:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Marianna:
    Marty Let me check your My Avid. Can you PM me your email address so I can check it? Marianna

    PM'd, cheers Marianna! Yes

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  • Mon, May 14 2018 7:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.5 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    AndrewAction:

    Andrew:
    Yes it's earlier, it's 2018.2.
      If you still have the 2018.2 installer download I would uninstall 2018.2.  Install but not open 2018.5.  Go to the /Applications/Utilities/Avid Utilities/Sentinel Driver folder. and install the Sentinel driver.  

    Open the Avid Application manager and see if there is a dongle update.  If so use it and then try 2018.5.

    OK, I installed 2018.5 and installed the Sentinel driver and found the dongle update in the Application Manager.  It gave me the Dongle Update Instructions, but this is where I'm stuck.  It told me to go to the Application Manager in my dock since I have a Mac, but I don't have an Application Manager in my dock.  I have it in my Avid folder in my Application Manager folder.  I click on it and I can open Licensing.  It tells me to go to the Choose action menu, but I don't see where the Choose action menu is.  This is where I am stuck.

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