Latest post Fri, Mar 2 2018 9:45 PM by Kendall Kaiser. 10 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (11 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 8:17 PM

    Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    Great news —  Media Composer v8.10 has been released today, December 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.    

    Location at Launch:  Media Composer v8.10 is available from My Avid Master Accounts, Application Manager, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required) today at @ 3:00 PM EDT.  

    Installer:  There is a Media Composer v8.10 Mac and v8.10 Win Installer.    

    Patch - There are no Patch Installers.  Note same as last release —  Dan Huber has created a patch page - even though MC v8.10 are full installers.  Dan did make note of this on that page. The patch page is only because some users only go to the editor patch folder to grab the latest build.  

     

    What’s New in v8.10:  Media Composer v8.10 includes a number of new features, including:

     

    • Support for Avid Artist | DNxIV: This release supports the new Avid Artist I/O box, the Artist | DNxIV. 
    • Export OP1a MXF file as Panasonic AVC Long-GOP (H.264): This release of the editing application allows you to export OP1a MXF files as Panasonic AVC Long-GOP (H.264).
    • Enhancements to Audio Mixer Tool: Using the Tab key to scroll in the Audio Mixer tool will continue to scroll through tracks that are not initially visible in the window. Additionally, new Gang context menus have been added to the Track and Group panes to help manage the tracks you are ganging or un-ganging.
    • Timewarp Effect Updates: Timewarp effects played backwards (reverse motion) are now in real time. Also with this release, the Effects Palette now includes a Timewarp Freeze Frame effect template.
    • Syncing Based on Waveform Analysis: The use of waveform analysis to create synchronized clips has been added to the Auto Sync function.
    • 8K Presets: A number of 8K project presets have been added to the Select Project Window, saving users from having to make and save custom projects to work with their 8K media.
    • Logging in to MediaCentral from the Select Project Window: Users can now log into MediaCentral through the Select Project window.
    • Refreshing Locked Bins: Two new bin lock icon colors have been introduced to indicate the status of a locked bin. Users can now see when changes have been made to a locked bin and when the bin has been released for read/write functions.

     

    Fixed in v8.10: The following have been fixed in Media Composer v8.10:

     

    • Bug Number: MCCET-2208. When working with a dual monitor setup, the Timeline window was opening up in the left monitor when in previous releases it opened in the right monitor.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2207. In some instances, the target resolution was not sticking in the Dynamic Relink Setting when working with AVC Long GOP media.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2184. The Start Remote Sync Sequence button was not working in a Media Composer Cloud setup.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2189. When using the Pan and Zoom effect with Display set to Source, you might have seen flashes during playback.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2198. You might have Warning when enabling COM1 in Remote Play and Capture settings. You might have received an “Avid Serial Driver is not installed” error after enabling COM1 in the Remote Play and Capture Settings.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2019. You might have received Exception errors after updating a User Profile with a modified Audio Setting.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2201. 'You might have received a “Some media failed to import” error when trying to import AAF media.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2148. The aspect ratio might have been incorrect for imported or linked XDCAM MXF media.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2197. In some instances, XDCAM Media displayed vertically stretched.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2071. Timecode was not correct for MXF DNxHD media created in Resolve.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2142. You might have received a “Waveform Analysis failed” error
    • when performing a waveform analysis on group clips.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2166. Previously, you could not map the “Set Color” button in Script Window to the keyboard.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2057. In some instances, the SubCap shadow effect did not display properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-1987. In some instances, the Record monitor would go black or you would get a “Consistency Check” error after applying a 3D Warp effect.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-1145. You might have received an “SFPlayer Consumer Timeout” error when playing back AMA linked AVCHD clips.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2064. (Interplay) When performing a Send to Playback, the temporary MXF or TMF file might not have written to the correct workspace. You can enable the “Use Media Creation Mixdown/Transcode Volume for Temp file creation” in the Transfer Settings to write the temporary file to the same drive selected in the Mixdown & Transcode tab in the Media Creation Settings
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2105. The editing application incorrectly created multiple dual trim rollers on the same track.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2022. The size and color might not have been correct when printing the contents of the Markers window as a PDF. A new Print Scale dialog opens when you choose to Print Markers. You can adjust the scale to print the contents of the window.
    • Bug Number: EPIC-1856. When your locale was set to German, Spanish, or Italian, a number of Media Composer dialog boxes displayed cut off text. Avid has made improvements when displaying these languages so the text is displayed properly. Also, a number of dialogs now include tool tips in the appropriate language. Avid will continue to make improvements with subsequent releases.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2192. You could not preview Closed Captioning data that spanned midnight.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-1083. In some instances, linked ProRes 422 files stuttered during playback.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2153. Linking specific QuickTime ProRes files resulted in “Exception: Failed to get the sample size from the AMA Plug-in” errors.

     

    Limitations:  The following limitations have been identified in v8.10:

     

    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8037. If you start a Long GOP capture on an AirSpeed system with a data track and without specifying a duration (a “crash record”), send to playback from Assist or Media Composer of a sequence using this in-progress clip might fail with the status of Canceled when TMF export should begin.
    • Workaround: Specify a duration for the capture, turn off ancillary data for the capture, or use the STP Encode service.
    • Bug Number: COGS-2560. While working in the Script Window, text operations (cut/copy/paste/delete/editing) can only be done in edit mode. See “Editing a Script” in the Help.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5650. When working with Panasonic LongG media, you might receive an “SFPlayConsumer Timeout” error if audio waveforms are enabled.
    • Workaround: Turn off audio waveforms.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5385. Multicam editing with Panasonic LongG media is not supported with this release.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-5384. Currently, when working with LongG media, you might see dropped frames when editing 4 streams. This might occur when playing from a single stream to multiple streams (and from multiple streams back to a single stream). The dropped frames usually display around the edit point (transition to a different stream).

     

    How to Obtain Media Composer v8.10:  The latest update to Media Composer is available today, December 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

     

    • 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 also provides a link to download and install the update when desired.
    • New customers who purchase Media Composer on or after 12/21/17 will receive the v8.10 update in their Avid Master Account.

     

    • Customers on current Upgrade & Support plans can download the Media Composer v8.10 update either from their Avid Master Account or the Avid Download Center (login and password required.)

     

    • 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 v8.10 requires an active Upgrade & Support plan. Please ensure your plans and licenses are both up to date before you install this update.

    Media Composer 2018.7 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 10:46 PM In reply to

    • beckirk
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Posts 130
    • Points 1,720

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    I just installed this version through the App Man and my subscription is good until December 17, 2018 but my dongle says it expires on the same date in 2017. I am unable to open MC. I tried downloading the dongle updater file but I got a wrong activation id error.

    System Specs: Windows 10 64bit Avid Media Composer 8.6.5 QT v. 7.7.4 Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core 32GB RAM C Drive: Mushkin... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 11:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    How did you try to get the dongle updater?
    I had the same issue on one system here this time. 
    Solved by going to My Avid account.
    Selecting My Products and Subscriptions.
    Choosing MediaComposer | Software. 
    With that panel open I check my System ID is the correct one for this dongle.
    In the bottom of that panel choosing
    Product Details and Download Links   Show.

    I see Media Composer 8.10                                                  Media Composer 8.10 Installer (Mac)
            Activation ID:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                                  Media Composer 8.10 (Win)
                                                                                             Download Dongle updater File
    I downloaded this Dongle updater from here and it worked. (I did not need to enter any ID's)
    Enter the file path to the downloaded updater file in the Update dialog box  

    Good Luck.

  • Thu, Dec 21 2017 11:28 PM In reply to

    • beckirk
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Posts 130
    • Points 1,720

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    Fixed....thanks Avid support!

    System Specs: Windows 10 64bit Avid Media Composer 8.6.5 QT v. 7.7.4 Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core 32GB RAM C Drive: Mushkin... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Dec 23 2017 4:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    • Bug Number: MCCET-2197. In some instances, XDCAM Media displayed vertically stretched.
    **THIS BUG HAS *NOT* BEEN FIXED** I'm still getting vertically stretched XDCAM media upon export.
  • Sun, Dec 31 2017 4:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    We face an issue with playback of XAVC UHD class 300 (AMA linked) clips on timeline & Source window. Scrubbing on Source window is fine but playback not possible. Anyone else face this issue?

  • Tue, Jan 2 2018 11:08 AM In reply to

    • pierreh
    • Top 75 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Paris, London
    • Posts 1,201
    • Points 14,515

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    camoscato:

    What’s New in v8.10:  Media Composer v8.10 includes a number of new features, including:

    • Enhancements to Audio Mixer Tool: Using the Tab key to scroll in the Audio Mixer tool will continue to scroll through tracks that are not initially visible in the window. Additionally, new Gang context menus have been added to the Track and Group panes to help manage the tracks you are ganging or un-ganging.

    It's better, but the "full size mixer" allowed you to click on the fader itself and then use Tab to navigate between pan and level. The fix that was brought to the new narrow mixer only allows you to click on the level display (the +0.0 at the bottom) and then you can navigate. I know it can be fixed by rewiring muscle memory, but at list the "full size mixer" has a logic to it as in real life, your first insctinct is to put your finger on the fader if you want to alter its level.

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig mem, int and ext Raids, Mojo DX, 10.12.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Jan 3 2018 4:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    Hello, I re-installed the software and now the issue of XDCAM 50 getting vertically stretch is now resolved. Thanks Avid! :)

  • Fri, Mar 2 2018 4:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    AsafBlasberg:

    • Bug Number: MCCET-2197. In some instances, XDCAM Media displayed vertically stretched.

    **THIS BUG HAS *NOT* BEEN FIXED** I'm still getting vertically stretched XDCAM media upon export.

    Having the same issue.  Also exporting with Calibrated DVCPro codec instead of the Apple XDCAM codec.

     

     

    40 Avids - 6.5.4 on various macs in a Unity environment. Running 4 Facilis servers in 2 office locations with Ethernet and Fiberchannel clients. [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Mar 2 2018 3:41 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
    • Top 25 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Avid
    • Posts 9,320
    • Points 206,820
    • Avid Beta Moderators
      Avid Customer Advocate
      Avid Developer Moderator
      BlogAuthor
      SystemAdministrator

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    Kendall

    are you on 2018.2?

    Marianna

    Director of Online Communities and Forums/Customer Advocate [view my complete system specs]

    marianna.montague@avid.com

    mobile 813-493-6800

    AOL IM:  avidmarianna

    Twitter:  avidmarianna

    Skype: mariannamontague

    WWLD

  • Fri, Mar 2 2018 9:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 8.10 NOW AVAILABLE - 21 Dec 2017

    UPDATE

    Running 8.10.0 on Yosemite, exporting XDCamHD 50 MXF, Quicktime Player was showing incorrect aspecct ratio with garbled video information.  Turns out the fact that we had Calibrated MXF software installed caused QT Player to use the wrong codec.  Only fix is to uninstall Calibrated MXF and install Apple Pro Codec Pack (requires FC Studio 7.0 or Compressor 4.5), which allows QT Player to play back MXF files.

     

     

    40 Avids - 6.5.4 on various macs in a Unity environment. Running 4 Facilis servers in 2 office locations with Ethernet and Fiberchannel clients. [view my complete system specs]
Page 1 of 1 (11 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller