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  • Sat, Apr 4 2020 7:35 PM

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    Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Catalina 10.15.3/Media Composer 2020.2 beta

    A few 2020.2 behaviors to note;

    • Media Composer audio emits loud crackle during launch. 

    Audio path: Kona 5 to Prism ADA8XR interface via AES connection.

    • Established AVC Long-GOP AMA files break links when initially launching Media Composer, relinking after activating Source Browser.

     

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  • Thu, Apr 9 2020 3:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Catalina 10.15.3/Media Composer 2020.2 beta

    Additional notes;

    • Long-Gop AMA links continue to break during MC operation, not only during launch. Transcoding works around this issue.

    • Returning Media Composer from Hide mode for more than 10 minutes freezes source & record monitors, although does not crash MC. Joging in/out of Hide mode seems to return playback functions.

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  • Thu, Apr 9 2020 8:34 AM In reply to

    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    LS,

     

    I notice that Media Composer 2020 takes up a lot of GPU and RAM power.

    And I mean: A LOT.

    I installed an additional 32Gb to the 16Gb that were already there.

    When exporting a timeline to a video file,

    I can't even write an email. Text input is sluggish an erratic.

    Haven't dug into it more deeple as I am facing multiple changes switching

    from thunderbolt 2 to 3, or better, attaching my Tunderbolt 2 hardware to my thunderbolt 3

    brandnew iMac. I also attached my beloved 27" cinema display via a Thunderbolt 3 to mini display

    adapter and keyboard is attached to that monitor.

    Bottom line: does anyone else experience this GPU/RAM gluttony of AVID MC? 

    CHeers,

    Noël

     

     

  • Thu, Apr 9 2020 5:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Hi Noel,

    I think 2020.2 Media Composer as a 64bit platform is resource hungry. Have you adjusted your Memory Cache setting?

    If you show your system specs, it's easier to guesstimate what's possibly afflicting your rig. I'd expect 16gb of ram to give you some problems--sometimes ram configuration is important. Seems odd you'd have issues with text in your mail app--does it function properly when Media Composer is closed?

    My Mac has a fair amount or ram, but I still experience some rough operations with MC2020.2 beta. 

    Marianna mentioned we may see the official MC2020.x here in the next few weeks...

     

     

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  • Sat, Apr 11 2020 10:26 AM In reply to

    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Hi Buzzkill,

    I hope I find time to look at MEM CACHE setting today.

    Do I understand you correctly that the way RAM is installed

    (which RAM modules in which SLOT combination - with the

    rule to pair them in 0-2 and 1-3 respected pff course) can

    have an effect on the performance of the system?

    Gr Noël

    System:  iMax 27" (2019) 48Gb/512Gb SSD 3,7 GHz

    2 x 8 GB RAM in slot 0 and 2

    2 x 16 GB RAM in slot 1 and 3

  • Sat, Apr 11 2020 5:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Hi Noël,

    I read if you dial up Memory Cache too high, it can hobble performance running additional applications by not leaving enough memory after Media Composer use. Your memory sticks look properly placed--if you didn't pair them correctly it could lead to problems. If your RAM issues persist, there's a few system diagnostics you could try & maybe re-seat your memory sticks. HTH

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  • Thu, Apr 16 2020 9:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Catalina 10.15.3/Media Composer 2020.2 beta

    Addendum to this note;

    • Media Composer audio emits loud crackle during launch. 

    Audio path: Kona 5 to Prism ADA8XR interface via AES connection.

    I think this is a Catalina/7,1 Mac Pro issue as other applications also cause this audio anomaly (crackle) during launch.

    i.e., Music (formerly iTunes)

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  • Fri, Apr 17 2020 7:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Catalina/Media Composer 2020.2 beta notes

    Catalina 10.15.4/Media Composer 2020.2 beta

    Addendum notes;

    • Returning Media Composer from Hide mode for more than 10 minutes freezes source & record monitors, although does not crash MC. Joging in/out of Hide mode seems to return playback functions.

    Returning from (short) Hide mode continues to freeze MC; no source/record playback.

    12hr edit today--after hour 9 MC crashed. 15 minute 1080 sequence, mostly cuts, dissolves & dual split screens. Little to no visual fx. No multicam.

     

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