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  • Tue, Mar 23 2021 5:10 PM

    MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    We are pleased to announce a new version of Avid Media Composer 2021.3, which launched today, March 23, 2021.

    Location at Launch:  The new Media Composer 2021.3 is available in MyAvid Master Accounts, through the Avid Link application itself, and from the Download Center.  The ability to launch Media Composer 2021.3 software is dependent on the status of a customer’s Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released. Media Composer 2021.3 will be released on March 23rd, 2021.

     

    Documentation: The What’s New and ReadMe are on the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.  For details and instructions on how to use the new features listed below, see the What's New Guide.

     

    Blog Post:  Avid’s own Media Composer genius, Kate Ketcham, has crafted a blog surrounding Media Composer 2021.3 which you can read all about here: www.avid.com/resource-center/whats-new-in-media-composer-2021-3


     

    What’s New in Media Composer 2021.3:  

    • Support for macOS - macOS v11.2.3 (Big Sur). 
    • Interface Brightness Setting Update - A new mid-gray brightness selection has been added to the Interface brightness option.
    • Bin Status Bar - Display the Bin Status Bar to show how many items are seen and selected in a bin.
    • New Highlight Colors - Gold and blue have been added to highlight colors 
    • Vertical Title Bar Improvements - To improve readability, the font in the Vertical Title Bar is now white no matter which Interface brightness is selected
    • Mappable Sync Lock All Button - The Sync Lock All Tracks button has been added to the Edit tab of the Command Palette
    • Moving Segments in the Timeline - you can move segments in the Timeline up and down without leaving filler each time the segment is moved consecutively. This also applies to moving segments horizontally using the Trim left and Trim right keys.  
    • Group Clip Name in Timeline Clip Text - An additional Clip Text option has been added to the Timeline Fast Men
    • Find Bin -  You can easily access the Find Bin command directly in the Timeline when pointing over a segment. 
    • PhraseFind and ScriptSync Farsi Support - Farsi language is supported 
    • IMF Original and Supplemental Support - Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is an international standard for the file-based interchange of multi-version, finished audio-visual works. You can link to and create IMF originals or supplementals using the IMF Window. 
    • MultiChannel Audio Mapping - The Audio Mapping section allows you to map sequence tracks to IMF output tracks 
    • Avid Titler+ Updates
      • Creating Text Boxes - Creating title text and resizing title boxes wraps the title text paragraphs appropriately.
      • Opacity Control for Gradient Color - You can select the exact value for the Alpha Channel. Double-click the Face color option in the Titler+ and toolbar
      • Change to Cursor - With this release, the cursor has been updated. The cursor is taller and flashes making it easier to locate. 
    What’s Fixed in 2021.3:  The following has been fixed.

     

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3858. In some instances, performing a Consolidate changed the tape base Timecode
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3729.  You could not fast import if “Use the current import resolution” was selected in the Import Settings OMF/AAF dialog.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3587. You might not have been able to open a sequence or you might have received “Crumb Exists” errors when opening a sequence containing markers on TC1.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3933.  In some instances, the number of viewable workspaces was limited in a Media Composer | Cloud Remote environment.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3954.  You might have received a “PMM mismatch error” when performing an Add and Render of a dissolve effect with AVC Long GOP linked with the UME plug-in.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3907. In some instances, the wrong image was displayed when modifying an object in the Effect Editor where there was an In and Out point.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3576. A gray border may have appeared when resizing matte keys.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3735. In some instances, you could not successfully relink between Interplay transcoded XDCAM50 and MPEG50.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3904.  Selecting and playing all Script marks near the end of a take only played one clip.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3949. In the Audio Mixer, you could not enter a value in the volume level field at the bottom of the slider.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-2929. You might have received an “Exception” error when performing a Digital Cut immediately after capturing to tape.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3975.  If the Regional Decimal symbol (Windows) or Language Decimal (macOS) was set to comma rather than period, you could not adjust the clip pan/vol with mark in/out in the Audio Mixer.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3936.  Playback was delayed after switching between Color and Edit workspaces.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3977. In some instances, the User Settings pane appeared blank after creating a new Timeline profile.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3967. Media Composer might have been improperly importing audio track metadata.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3940. Subtitles that included a dollar sign ($) exported from Media Composer did not display properly in some 3rd party applications.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3987. You might have seen a “Loading media file information” message, a Rescan message, a Relink dialog or in some instances a crash when performing an insert or overwrite to the Timeline.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3853. In some instances, when inserted into a sequence, Apple ProRes 422 clips were duplicated in the active bin.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3882.  Marquee titles disappeared after being promoted to Avid Titler+.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3959. If you performed an Audio Punch-in and then stopped the playback with the spacebar, the recorded segments might have been deleted.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3984. Alt+clicking the dB value field did not reset it to zero in the Audio Mixer tool.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3578. In some instances, adding or removing a Timewarp effect with “Adaptive Deinterlace Source” enabled, moved the image one frame and broke sync between video track and audio tracks.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3649.  When linked with the UME plug-in, AVC Long GOP interlaced QT mov file displayed as 12.5fps in the FPS column instead of 25fps.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3722. (macOs) The Panasonic P2 plugin was not working with Media Composer v2020.x This has been fixed with P2 plug-in v4.9.0.5.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3464. (Avid Artist DNxIQ, Avid Artist DNxIO) Intermittently, when rewinding or fast-forwarding on audio only, playback stopped.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4025. You might have received a “This program is not supported on VM instances” message when launching a Media Composer VM with a Floating License.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3042.  (macOS) The Creation Date in the Find tool was offset by 100 years, for example, 2019 appeared as 1919.
    Limitations: 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-12926. (macOS) If you have upgraded to macOS 10.15.4, there is a known issue with local attached RAID storage. The system will hang when running Media Composer or copying large files. This does not happen with earlier versions of the OS. You can read details about this issue in this blog. This limitation no longer exists with macOS 10.15.5.
    • Bug Number: MCDEV-12988. (macOS) The AMA Drastic plug-in is not supported with Media Composer v2020.4
    • 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: (macOS).  You may occasionally see the menu bar flash followed by a brief beach ball. To fix this, deactivate “Displays have separate spaces” under System Preferences > Mission Control settings.
    • 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.

     

    For details on the complete bug fixes, see the attached document and the final update were uploaded to
    the knowledge base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

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

    Media Composer 2021.6 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)

     

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

  • Tue, Mar 23 2021 6:13 PM In reply to

    • bonang
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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    blog post link not working

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  • Tue, Mar 23 2021 6:27 PM In reply to

    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    bonang:

    blog post link not working

    Thank you, it's fixed now.

    Media Composer 2021.6 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)

     

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

  • Sat, Mar 27 2021 10:01 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    The documentation is missing the specific bit about the need to update the Nvidia driver to 461.72. On my system with 457.x gpu fx were disabled upon initial launch until I updated, which is a first for me and 2021.2 ran fine on the older driver. I had to consult the Matrix documentation to find this out. It is also a first for Avid to be so up to date on a Nvidia driver.

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  • Mon, Mar 29 2021 5:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    Mercer:

    The documentation is missing the specific bit about the need to update the Nvidia driver to 461.72. On my system with 457.x gpu fx were disabled upon initial launch until I updated, which is a first for me and 2021.2 ran fine on the older driver. I had to consult the Matrix documentation to find this out. It is also a first for Avid to be so up to date on a Nvidia driver.

    Thanks from the info and for the link.

    This is something that really bothers me, the link to Nvidia.com will offer the latest driver, and it is impossible to find a certified driver directly on the Nvidia website. Google saves.

    Return drivers for certified cards to the downloaded Avid installation package ...

    V.

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  • Fri, Apr 2 2021 12:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    Vilem:

    This is something that really bothers me, the link to Nvidia.com will offer the latest driver, and it is impossible to find a certified driver directly on the Nvidia website. Google saves.

    On the nVidia website 'Drivers > All nVidia Drivers' page there is a link to 'Beta and Older Drivers'... I use this to grab a specific driver for my P4000...

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  • Fri, Apr 2 2021 6:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    BarkinMadd:
    On the nVidia website 'Drivers > All nVidia Drivers' page there is a link to 'Beta and Older Drivers'... I use this to grab a specific driver for my P4000...

    Thanks, somehow I couldn't find it, but I already got my bearings ...Yes

    V.

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  • Sun, Apr 4 2021 10:28 PM In reply to

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    Hi there, does anyone know if you can disable the new non-destructive moving segments in the timeline? For some workflows the adding of filler is necessary, such as flattening a sequence. Is there a toggle in the settings for this?

  • Thu, Apr 15 2021 6:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 Available Now - 23 March 2021

    This bug has been going on for ages.

    Autosync'd clips will only play correctly in a multicam group if they were autosync'd with the video clip on v1.

     

    Take a sync stack where every clip has been sped up to 200%

    Subclip all the channels then autosync, then group.

    Only the clips thats were on v1 work.

    The work around is to change every sequence to have the clip on v1.

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