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  • Tue, Nov 20 2018 5:50 PM

    Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Avid is pleased to announce the latest release of Media Composer v2018.11 on November 20th, 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 adds support for macOS 10.14.1 (Mojave), while including macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) as well as 10.12.6 (Sierra), and 10.11.6 (El Capitan).

     

    + NEW FEATURES:
    - DNxUncompressed is available at any ratser dimension (HD, 2K, UHD, etc).
    - Show Four-Frame Display is now OFF by default.

     

    + MOJAVE USERS:
    Please note you may experience a significant delay in trying to install the application the first time, and the Finder may hang. Allow the process to complete after several minutes and you should be able to install successfully.

     

    + 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 16 bugs since the last release, including:

    - In some instances, the editing application would crash if you were trimming with the mouse and Caps Lock was on
    - Audio might not have played back if you were in trim mode and pitch correction was enabled
    - In some instances, exporting a QT Reference file with AIFF-C audio would crash Media Composer




    + 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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  • Tue, Nov 20 2018 8:44 PM In reply to

    • Andrew
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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Thanks, just downloaded and installed it.

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  • Wed, Nov 21 2018 3:11 PM In reply to

    • Pol
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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Installed 2018.11 and MC crashed on opening a project.

    Downgraded back to 2018.9 and everything went smoothly.

    I don't use 2018.10 because there's a bug with Caps lock and trimming.

     

  • Wed, Nov 21 2018 3:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    2018.11 resolves the trim/caps lock bug.

    Did you uninstall the software or did you use App Manager to update?

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  • Wed, Nov 21 2018 3:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Kevin Klimek:

    2018.11 resolves the trim/caps lock bug.

    Did you uninstall the software or did you use App Manager to update?

    Kevin is spot on - trim with Caps lock bug - FIXED in 2018.11

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  • Tue, Nov 27 2018 7:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Just a few thoughts 

    I have installed the new version on Mojave. It seems stable. No crashes so far.. not using all feature obviously, so not sure about bugs. The way I'm setup it works fine. Enjoying the live timeline. Not sure why that took so long...  So far so good... it's slower to open and when it auto saves - slighty annoying. Close down is also slower.

    someone said earlier . make a version with all bugs fixed before adding new features. I so agree with that.  

    Best Ulrich 

     

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  • Thu, Nov 29 2018 4:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    I've just run into a reoccuring issue with 2018.11.  I'm cutting on a sequence with only one audio track in the timeline and no video.  A couple of minutes into cutting with caps lock on for audio scrubbing and I get the spinny beach ball that never goes away.  I have to force quit.  This only is an issue if I have hardware enabled.  Once I disable it I can work fine.

     

    Here is my system info:

    Mac OS 10.13.6

    Late 2013 Mac Pro 6 core 3.5 Ghz

    16 GB RAM

    AMD FirePro D500

     

    Black Magic Intesntive Extreme - Desktop Video ersion 10.11.4

     

  • Thu, Nov 29 2018 9:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    When adding multiple Audio keyframes to clips on one track I can not anylonger select a single keyframe, all is selected automatically. I have not experienced this in previous version.

    Or am I doing something wrong?

    Regards

    Lars

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  • Tue, Dec 11 2018 10:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Audio doesn't have played back when I was in trim mode

  • Thu, Dec 13 2018 8:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    I am having persistent crashing issues. I upgraded to Mojave and 2018.11 a few weeks back, but this is just my second day back to work full time, and Media Composer is crashing on me almost once an hour.

    I first notice the freeze in the timeline, I try to save as quickly as possible, then I run into the beach ball which never resolves and Avid quits unprompted.

    I changed the timeline movement to None (off of Page or Scroll) which has historically given Media Composer issues, and that helped a little, but I'm still getting regular crashes.

    If I can't find a quick fix, going to do the unfortunate downgrade over the weekend. Looking at Mac OS High Sierra and 2018.8 as the most recent stable setup -- does anybody think there's a better OS and Media Composer to downgrade back to?

     

    I am currently running Media Composer 2018.11, and Mojave 10.14.1

    iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, 2017)

    Processor: 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 quad core

    Ram: 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4

    Graphics: Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB

    Storage: 2 external drives

    OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID (9 TB) thunderbolt connection

    OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 (20 TB) USB 3.0


    No 3rd party products

     

  • Thu, Dec 13 2018 9:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    I'm not on Mojave and haven't had any issues, so I'm not sure what to suggest.

    Perhaps you should call Avid support before going through the downgrade process?

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Is there a place to report bugs?

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  • Fri, Jan 11 2019 5:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    nigelad

    You should contact support via the portal and start a case and they can reproduce it and if a bug log it.

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  • Wed, Jan 23 2019 10:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    We didn't get a thread for 2018.12 but it's now common knowledge that it's out.

    I'm cutting a series and we're using several machines on 8.8.5, all on the same Nexis shared storage. I will need to have one running 2018.x in order to get a monthly ScriptSync subscription.

    Is there a consensus on the most stable 2018.x version? I don't need the scrolling timeline and the new Titler, it will be a machine used by the assistant. The thing that matter most is backward compatibility for the project/bins. In order to avoid version problems, the idea is to save the Avid project locally on the Scriptsync machine and to send the bins/scripts to the shared storage project manually. That way, the master project is 8.8.5 across the cutting machines.

    I sort of remember 2018.5 being not bad, but it could be my memory. I was going to go for 2018.12 but I'm not 100% convinced it's the best for our situation, having read most threads on the forum.

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  • Wed, Jan 23 2019 11:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer v2018.11 -- NOW AVAILABLE

    Haven’t done any extensive comparisons, but have been working on 2018.5 since the summer and that has proven to be very stable.

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