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  • Thu, Dec 15 2016 8:32 PM

    Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    We are pleased to announce the release of Media Composer v8.7.  This new release is available for customers with a valid support & Upgrade plan from My Avid Master Accounts, Application Manager, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required).  The release is live as of today, Thursday December 15, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon ET.  

     

    What’s New:   The “ Whats New” has been posted to the Knowledge Base “ Media Composer 8.x Documentation” page.

     

    What’s New for the current release:

    -  List Tool Changes

    -  Audio Dupe Detection

    -  Extended Audio Punch In

    -  Sony XAVC LongG

    -  New Safe Area and Safe title options

    -  Rotation Presets in FrameFlex

    -  Controlling which track is shown in Split View

    -  Audio Default Pan

    -  Timecode Burn-in Effect Local Frame Count

    -  Bin Enhancements

    -  and more…

     

    The following have been fixed in Media Composer v8.7:

    -  The Wacom pen did not work properly with the editing application.

    -  When adding filler at the start of a sequence containing markers, some markers did not shift as expected.

    -  In some instances the Copy, Paste, Undo, and Redo functions intermittently stopped working.

    -  Multi Channel Audio settings in the Link Settings Link Options dialog were ignored when using Link with Source Browser.

    -  Duplicate keyframes might have been created when using saved effect templates.

    -  You might have received a “Failed to get sample size” error when linking to media in a 59.94 project.

    -  Video levels might have changed when animating a Title.

    -  Dupe Detection did not work with Media files that did not have a tape name.

    -  Some linked ProRes sub-clips would not consolidate or transcode.

    -  You might have received an “ExceptionString:ACCESS_VIOLATION” error after double-clicking to load a clip from the Interplay Window for the second time.

    -  You might have received an “Assertion failed: SampleNumDisplayOrder” error when playing consolidated HDV Media.

    -  (List Tool) Davinci Resolve could not load an EDL due to the line feed differences between saving to one file or multiple files.

    -  Importing an ALE provided an invalid source path.

    -  In some instances, Frameflex aspect ratio was inconsistent if you changed the values using the keyboard.

    -  FrameFlex did not work properly with spanned clips.

    -  Marker text did not always display in the Source monitor for a Film Project.

    -  You could not select script clip color when working in Script View.

    -  When working with some Canon media, linked media could not be played or transcoded with the MXF plug-in.

    -  If you checked-in a group clip where the audio was longer than video, the Timecode format for the duration was wrong.

    -  In some instances, entering clip length in frames crashed the editing application.

     

    ReadMe:   The ReadMe will be posted to the Knowledge Base “ Media Composer 8.x Documentation” page.

     

    OS:  The following lists the qualified Operating Systems. Depending upon your hardware  the qualified Operating Systems are:

     

    -  Windows v7 64-bit SP1(Professional) 

    -  Windows v8.1 (Professional and Enterprise),

    -  Windows 10 64-bit (Professional and Enterprise)

    Interplay:  Media Composer v8.7 requires an Interplay 3.7 client to work with Interplay. Any Media Composer Interplay customer should refrain from upgrading to MC 8.7 until Interplay 3.7 is released and available.  Once 3.7 is released, we are supporting MC 8.7 with a 3.7 Interplay client installed on Interplay 3.7 through 3.2 workgroups.

     

    Avid Artist DNxIO Driver Support:  Desktop Video v10.8 is supported with this release of the editing application.

     

    Important:   MC v8.7 now allows for matchframing matte keys and title media. However, this will only apply to matte keys and titles placed into timelines in v8.7 and forward. Old titles and keys will not matchframe back (the metadata simply isn’t there in your sequences). You can edit old titles in the timeline (or Recreate Titles) and those should matchback, but the only way to matchback old matte keys is to recut them into a sequence in 8.7.

     

    How Customers will obtain the Media Composer v8.7:   The latest update to Media Composer will be made available Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST.

    1. Customers who have already installed the latest version of Media Composer will be notified of the availability of the v8.7 upgrade via the Application Manager. The Apps tab will also provide a link to download and install the update when desired.
    2. New customers who purchase Media Composer on or after 12/15/16 will receive this v8.7 update in their Avid Master Account.
    3. Customers on current Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.7 update either from their Avid Master Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.) 
    4. Customers not on a current Upgrade & Support contract must purchase either a new Media Composer Subscription or Perpetual license to receive this update.

    Reminder: This release of Media Composer v8.7 requires an active Upgrade & Support plan.

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  • Thu, Dec 15 2016 10:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

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  • Fri, Dec 16 2016 3:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Does it have CinemaDNG Raw support?

    Can you suggest a Cinema DNG Grading Roundtrip workflow with resolve?

    Original Capture being URSA Mini 4.6k

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  • Fri, Dec 16 2016 1:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Where do we stand on the LUT issue? I thought this was fixed in 8.6.2, as stated in the ReadMe under Fixed in v8.6.2, but the Readme for 8.7.0 states under Limitations that a workaround needs to be employed to correct an issue concerning color level differences when using LUTs.

    This is quite confusing. Fixed or not fixed?

    Thanks

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Hey.

    Please answer me. What to do, if MC 8.7 don't read AC3 audio when video is AVCHD? Material was shooting with Sony A6300.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    ck123

    There were 2 issues identified and the first one was fixed in 8.6.2 and that fix rolls up and into all higher versions such as 8.7. 

    The second issue is not resolved... and that is what the limitation speaks too.  My hope is that changes in 8.8.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Marianna,

    Thanks. You say there weere 2 issues identified but I also see one issue described across the Readme files. Can you provide just a bit more clarity about what was fixed and what isn't working? What were the two issues exactly and which issue was fixed and which issue remains?

    Readme 8.6.2 Bug Number: MCCET-1312. Applying a Color LUT level appeared different from one version of the editing application to another. FIXED! Sounds like we are all good to me.

    Readme 8.7.0 LIMITATION: Bug Number: . An issue was found concerning color level differences when using Look-up tables (LUTs) in v8.5 and v8.6 compared to version v8.4.5

    This is related to LUTs applied to camera sources (such as Sony Slog media). In order to have the proper levels, a scaling needs to be applied before and after the LUT.

    For example, pre-Installed LUTs from Sony need to have:
    • Full Range to video level
    • LUT (for example Slog3 to 709LC)
    • Video levels to Full Range

     

    So, now it's not fixed? The description is the Limitation in 8.7.0 matches the issue that was stated to have been fixed in 8.6.2.

    Thanks for your help in clearing this up. I'm just trying to figure out when it's safe for us to upgrade as we are sticking with 8.4.5 because of the need to do a 3-step LUT process instead of a 1-step. We have many shows all using Sony S-LOG3. We do not want to upgrade only to discover that tens of thousands of clips all need to have thir LUTs cleared and re-applied with the 3-stop process. That's just to much busy work.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    ck123

    Checking with Luc our LUT guy to see whats the scoop.

    Stand by

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  • Fri, Dec 16 2016 7:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Is ISIS not supported with this release of Avid Media Composer v 8.7?

  • Fri, Dec 16 2016 8:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Marianna:

    ck123

    Checking with Luc our LUT guy to see whats the scoop.

    Stand by

    Marianna

    ck123

    Scoop........

    Nora who writes our documentation did not have a bug number attached to the limitation as it was originally documented, when searching for fixed bugs (from patch releases) to remove from the 8.7 readme.  

    1312 never showed up. she will be removing this from the Limitations section as it no longer applied.

    She will respin the readme and repost with this limitation removed.

    Its fixed.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    I discovered the new limitation in MC8.7. Color corrector makes flashing color after correction of AVCHD from Sony A6300 and Panasonic AG-AF101 HD PAL system. Several render or copy paste effect can sometimes solve  problem.This problem modality only on files imported eg to DNxHD 120. Files AMA operate without problem.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    I'm seeing flashing after color grading too.

    Alexa, transcoded to dnxhd 80 media.

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Bob and Carlos

    I created a case # 03106747 and added you both to it and included the information that you posted.

    A tech will try to reproduce

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    Marianna:

    Bob and Carlos

    I created a case # 03106747 and added you both to it and included the information that you posted.

    A tech will try to reproduce

    marianna

    THX Marianna

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    Re: Media Composer 8.7 NOW AVAILABLE (15 December 2016)

    cls105:

    I'm seeing flashing after color grading too.

    Alexa, transcoded to dnxhd 80 media.

    To be able to troubleshoot, as we are discussing this elseplace , do you also happen to use Win 7 as OS ( I can see Win7 in Bobs profile )

     

     

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