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  • Tue, Feb 9 2021 5:08 PM

    MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    Today February 9th, 2021 @12:00 pm EDT Avid launched Media Composer 2021.2.


     Location at Launch:  The new Media Composer 2021.2 is available in your My Avid Master Account, through the Avid Link application itself, and from the Download Center.  

     

    Status of Support Plan:  The ability to launch this Media Composer 2021.2 software is dependent on the status of a customer’s Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released. Media Composer 2021.2 will be released on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

    Media Composer Notes

     

    MCDEV-11537. If you intend to use full-frame stereoscopic with an Avid Artist DNxIQ, you may want to remain with Media Composer v2018.12.x until the issues with Stereoscopic support are resolved in a future version.

    • (MCCET- 2541) When working with Avid Artist DNxIO or Avid Artist DNxIQ, you should disable the Line In recording input (BlackMagic Audio in the Windows OS). 
    • Avid recommends that you do not install Desktop Video software version 10.10.1 on Media Composer versions prior to v2018.5.1
    • Avid Artist DNxIO and Avid Artist DNxIQ: If you are using Avid Artist DNxIO, Avid Artist DNxIQ, or a BlackMagic Designs video device, please update to Desktop Video software version v11.0 or higher. If you are using Avid Artist DNxIV and Avid Artist DNxIP please update to AJA software v15.2 or later.
    When installing the Sentinel Driver,  check your System Preferences and select “Security and Privacy.” You may need to choose to Allow the driver to be accessed.

    • Media Composer now includes a dnxmov2mxf executable in the \Program Files\Avid\Avid Media Composer\SupportingFiles\Utilities folder. This executable allows you to manually convert MOV files with DNX essence with separately stored alpha to an MXF OP1a file with DNX essence and embedded alpha. The tool is available for Windows, osX, and Linux. To run on Windows, Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 or Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 is required. Run the command from a command prompt on Windows or from terminal on macOS.DNXMOV2MXF usage is:dnxmov2mxf path_to_mov [path_to_mxf]
    Security Guidelines: As system and network security attacks become increasingly more inventive and persistent, Avid has adopted a new security strategy to help you, our customer and partner, better protect your assets and intellectual property. As you might know, Avid has traditionally recommended Symantec Endpoint Protection as the preferred and qualified solution for much of the Avid product line. As of Q3, 2020, Avid introduced a more flexible strategy that provides general guidelines for protecting your Avid systems. This new policy allows you to choose the best security solution for your organization, while still following Avid best practices.

    What’s Fixed in 2021.2:  The following has been fixed.

    • With this release, there is performance improvement when opening big projects on Avid NEXIS workspaces for users who experienced slowdowns with recent builds.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-14087 . You might have seen garbled marker text when re-editing in the Edit Marker dialog (Russian Locale and Hebrew text).
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-13999.  The NRCS window did not fully close.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-13958.  Using the “Float This Panel” window menu option to float the Audio Mixer caused it to go behind open windows.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-14064.  (Custom Column) Media Composer crashed when using “Set Column for Selected Clips” for bin items
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-13970 . When saving a new Workspace, the popup window did not open with the Name Field active. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-14056.  Mouse wheel hover incorrectly changed value in menus and combo boxes. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-13378.  After restoring a minimized floating window and then changing something in the window, you lost focus to the main Media Composer window. 
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12847. Bulk Edit: Modify column should only include columns that accept text and can be modified. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3884.  In some instances performing a UME MOV h.264 export might have resulted in an “AAMPIAudioProc::CycleBuffersThroughAMPI: destination FIFO overrun” error. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3881. Working with Timewarp with Adaptive Deinterlace and Resize effects resulted in a “PGLUE_IMPOLITE_PORT_NUMBER” error.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3947. Pressing the Tab key in a bin to rename a clip did not work properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3777. You might have experienced audio sync shift on local audio playback as soon as NDI was enabled.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3970. Audio Mixer Ganging did not display correctly after switching from Record to Source and back. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3922. In some instances, when trimming a sequence, the wrong clip was shown in the Source Monitor.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3816. When linking, the UME plug-in detected an interlaced animation clip as progressive.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3820. Loading or importing a file into a Pan&Zoom effect might have caused Media Composer to crash.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3908. (Media Composer | Cloud Remote). The Download/Upload queue did not display progress properly. 
    • Bug Number: MCCET-386. In some instances you could not mark and IN and OUT in the Source Timeline.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3873.  You should not have been allowed to Bulk Edit the Tape column.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3563.  With Dynamic Relink enabled, media appeared offline after batch re-importing (PNG/TIFF) and AAF from Prunus files.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3877.  You could not save a workspace if Source/Record monitors were minimized.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3945. Setting information in the bin column might have resulted in freeze (macOS) or Breakpad window (Windows).
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3928.  When in Text View mode, using up and down arrow keys in a bin did not auto scroll.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3946.  You could not type comments without clicking and you could not use the enter key to close when adding or editing markers.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3350. When sending a sequence with mixed formats in it with Transcode on Send to playback enabled, you might have received a “Can't send to playback: Project format is different than target resolution format” error.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3956. The Bin window sometimes went behind other bins when you imported using drag & drop.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3423. (Interplay environment) Media Composer launched slowly if there were many MXF media folders in the workspace.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3921. The text in the NRCS tool was almost unreadable in dark mode.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3978. Ctrl+W did not save and close a bin if one or more clips was selected.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3962. The Media Central | Cloud UX panel and Production Management window could not be tabbed or docked with other tools.

      For details, see the final update in the knowledge base Media Composer 2021 Documentation.
    Limitation:  The following are known limitations.

    • Photoshop PSD files are not supported for AMA linking if QuickTime is not installed.
    • Some fonts, by their design, are available only in Bold. On the Mac system, it can happen that    selecting a font does not produce any visual changes. Try selecting “Bold.”
    • If you launch a project and receive an “Enable 3rd Party Emulation” warning, even if you select Enable in the warning dialog, you should also perform the following: Select File > Settings and click the Project tab. Click General Settings and select “Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd party storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3788. You might receive a “clip name is a clip in a multi-essence file that cannot be exported using the specified Embedded in AAF setting” when exporting embedded AAFs with OP1a audio clips.Workaround: Consolidate the OP1a clips to Avid OP-Atom prior to performing the export.
    • Bug Number: APPSVCS-723.  The Collab App in MediaCentral CloudUX window does not currently work with Media Composer.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-13604.  You might have issues playing clips containing Media Composer effects in the Baselight User Interface if the Fast Image Access option is enabled in the Baselight plug-in
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12964. For a faster performance of export audio/video sequences to .mov in 2020.4, please render the sequence prior to export, or disable the GPU fx (in the Render Settings - Current menu)
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12735. Maestro graphics do not appear correctly in the Timeline if your system uses the Radeon video card.
    • Bug Number: DEFI-1808. (Media Composer | Distributed Processing) Two clips or sequences will always be created when performing a consolidate or transcode with Media Composer | Distributed Processing.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11481. Promoting a title from the Title Tool application to Avid Titler+ cannot be performed if it includes a motion adapter.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-11796. Larger than 10 bit DPX files might fail to link correctly.Workaround: Go to File > Settings and click the User tab. In the Link Settings, click the Link Options tab and make sure Alpha Channel is set to Ignore.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11430. Media Tool ignores the “Current project” filtering option and lists media files that are not associated with the current project.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-11197. In some instances, the Interleave option might not appear in the Export As dialog box. If you are performing an Export using the Avid Media Processor, the Interleave option should appear when you choose Stereo, 5:1, or 7.1 Audio.Workaround: If it does not appear, briefly toggle back to the Mono setting, then toggle to Stereo Mix once again. Doing so should reveal the Interleave option.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-8641. (AMD Graphics). Systems with AMD graphics cards might display tearing when performing Full-Screen playback.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-9269. (Media Composer | Cloud) After performing a remote download operation on a sequence containing AVC-I 100 remote media, the downloaded media appears as XAVC-I 100.Workaround: Download the entire master clips.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-9011. Intermittently, when working with the XDCAM Nablet Plug-in, you might see “Failed to get the sample position from the AMA Plug-in” errors if you have waveforms enabled in the Timeline.
    • 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.  


    ReadMe: The new ReadMe will be uploaded to the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

    Media Composer 2021.5 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini... [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)

     

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  • Tue, Feb 9 2021 10:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    Adjust Pan/Volume IN-OUT still doesn't work... Angry

    video

    TaT

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  • Tue, Feb 9 2021 11:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    ... and wrong link to MC 2021.2 ReadMe ... proper is here:

    https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/user_guide/Media-Composer-2021-Documentation

    TaT

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  • Tue, Feb 9 2021 11:22 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    TaT:

    ... and wrong link to MC 2021.2 ReadMe ... proper is here:

    https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/user_guide/Media-Composer-2021-Documentation

    TaT

    Sorry about that. Thanks for posting. Should be fixed now.

     

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    "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

  • Wed, Feb 10 2021 8:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    If found MC 2020.12 to be rather unstable, for people that updated: is this version a more comfortable experience?

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  • Wed, Feb 10 2021 10:47 AM In reply to

    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    TaT:

    Adjust Pan/Volume IN-OUT still doesn't work...

     

    Yep, can reproduce this. Panning works, gain adjustment does not.

     

    Catastrophic bug IMHO. Any info on the state of this?

  • Wed, Feb 10 2021 2:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    When you say the gain doesn't work - you mean that it doesn't add keyframes to the audio? I've never used this before and what I'm seeing is that the gain changes for the entire clip touched by the In/Out range...

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  • Wed, Feb 10 2021 2:36 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    No, I mean it doesn't adjust clip gain.

    See video above or this one I made showing the error: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vuwrghhqp0aqlmh/MC20201-2_Adjust_Volume_InOut.mp4?dl=0

  • Wed, Feb 10 2021 3:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    I can't reproduce this on macOS 11.2.1. Adjusting Gain I/O works correctly.

    Is this a Windows-only issue?

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    I'm in the middle of the project on Mac so I can't evaluate this but I found this nasty bug after installing brand new version on my Windows machine... and MC 2020.12 Windows had it too!

    TaT

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    avidscreencast:

    No, I mean it doesn't adjust clip gain.

    See video above or this one I made showing the error: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vuwrghhqp0aqlmh/MC20201-2_Adjust_Volume_InOut.mp4?dl=0

    Seems to work for me (I'm using a new project with new user settings (for other reasons) but perhaps that's related).

    BTW - I miss your Avid Screencast tutorials - looks like the site has gone down (www.avidscreencast.com) but I see you also shared them on YouTube - it's been 10 years. Hope your new job worked out, cheers.

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    avidscreencast:

    TaT:

    Adjust Pan/Volume IN-OUT still doesn't work...

     

    Yep, can reproduce this. Panning works, gain adjustment does not.

     

    Catastrophic bug IMHO. Any info on the state of this?

    The same here! I already created a new user setting. For me this is an absolute showstopper.

    Avid: do we have to wait for another two months for the version 2021.4 until this bug is fixed? So again, I have to downgrade to version 2020.10.

    In December, together with other users, I posted in this newsgroup, that I could not change audio levels between in- and out-pont:

    https://community.avid.com/forums/t/200887.aspx

    Marianna opened a case for me: Case # 04084888. One week later, I received the following message from Avid:

    Hello Klaus,


    Thank you for acknowledging the information. Well it's best to close this ticket since the bug is being handled already by our developing team and yes it can be check on the next release notes. But it doesn't mean it should be expected.

     

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    bump +1

     

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    Re: MC 2021.2 Available Now - 9 Feb 2021

    Same here - Adjust Pan/Volume IN-OUT doesn't work!
    I tested version 2021.2 on a freshly installed Windows.
    Had to go back to version 2020.9 because 2020.10 had its own big issues.

    Looking foward to change.

    Greetings

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