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  • Tue, May 4 2021 4:39 PM

    Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    Great News! The new Media Composer v2021.5. is available today, Tuesday May 4th, 2021. This release includes several bug fixes and improvements. including, but not limited to:

     

    • FrameFlex quality was not good on render, mixdown and preview
    • You could not activate Media Composer trial if Media Composer | First was activated


    Location at Launch:  The new Media Composer 2021.5 is available in MyAvid Master Accounts, through the Avid Link application itself and from the Download Center.  The ability to launch Media Composer 2021.5 software is dependent on the status of a customer’s Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released. Media Composer 2021.5 will be released on May 4th, 2021.

      

    Status of Support Plan:  The ability to launch this Media Composer 2021.5 software is dependent on the status of a customer’s Upgrade and Support Plan on the date this software version is released. Media Composer 2021.5 will be released on Tuesday May 4th, 2021 at 12pm EDT.

     

    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.
    • Qualified Operating Systems: For information on qualified operating systems, see Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems.
    • Dongle Info (Mac Only): The Dongle Sentinel driver installer is no longer automatically installed when you install the editing application. The driver is now located in the Avid_Utilities folder (/Applications/Utilities/Avid_Utilities/Sentinel_Driver). If you have a dongle, manually install the driver from this location.

    What’s Fixed in 2021.5:  The following has been fixed.

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3858. In some instances, performing a Consolidate changed the tape base Timecode
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4012. Exporting an Edit While Capture “In progress” clip as h.264 did not work with the UME plug-in.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3996. You might have received an “Assertion failed” error when performing a match frame with a sequence with group clips.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4001. Sorting was inconsistent in bins when in Script View.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3999. Changing the “Start” Timecode of a sequence from within the bin column, unexpectedly caused the drop timecode (DF) to become a non-drop timecode (NDF).
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4026. When T+ button was mapped under the Record monitor, the Titler+ icon appeared different after re-launch/edit.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3925. Clips with alpha may have had unexpected level changes when rendered.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4060. Color adapter should not have been added to alpha channel when doing a refresh sequence.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3624. In some instances, QuickTime h.264 could not be linked or imported.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3824. FrameFlex quality was not good on render, mixdown, and preview.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-4082. Performing a video mixdown of a sequence named with a trailing space produced mixdowns that resulted in issues such as Reveal File not working properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3895. You might have received an “Out of Memory” error when exporting a 2 hour sequence to ProRes HQ 10bit.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3843. When working with Titler+, some Arabic text did not display properly.
    • Bug Number: MCCET-3957. In some instances, Titler+ text did not look correct in the Record monitor. but did look correct in the Effect Editor. 

    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 fixed, see the knowledge base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

     

    ReadMe: The new ReadMe will be 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

  • Wed, May 5 2021 3:42 PM In reply to

    • Rihafilm
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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    Thanks for fixing the FrameFlex quality bug! Yes
    It has been a long ride from 2018.12 until the (hopefully) final fix now with 2021.5...

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  • Fri, May 7 2021 6:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    cheers,

    can you confirm that the frameflex Bug is fixed?  If so, this is a must have.

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  • Fri, May 7 2021 11:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    The quick tests I did looked very promising. I don't have time atm to go any deeper but from what I've seen I'd say it's fixed! 

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  • Mon, May 10 2021 2:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    camoscato:
    This release includes several bug fixes and improvements.

    I can see the bug fixes, can someone point to the improvements? What new features are included in this release?

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  • Sun, May 23 2021 9:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    This is more a feature request (i know there's a forum for that)

    If avid can put autosync'd clips with timewarps in a multigroup, it might aswell go that extra step of allowing timewarped clips in a multigroup.  This would simplify the prep process for finishing on resolve a ton.

    That way when we commit multicam edits in the edit, we get the timewarped clips in there.  AAFs with autosync'd clips w/ a timewarp inside don't trasnfer over well.

    -----also

    I'll know for sure in a few days but it looks like switching apps while in full screen playback has become much more stable which is absolutely fantastic.  In a time with zoom remote editing sessions. full screen playback w/ zoom screen/audio share has become much more important vs an io device.

    Thank You!

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  • Thu, May 27 2021 9:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    +1 Any new features or improvements...?

    ripvanmarlowe:

    camoscato:
    This release includes several bug fixes and improvements.

    I can see the bug fixes, can someone point to the improvements? What new features are included in this release?

     

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  • Wed, Jun 16 2021 2:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    I need the 5-second-timer on the "Move Clip Up/Move Clip Down" command to be switchable (on, off, custom value). with the current 5 second timer tidying a sequence or working on syncmaps with 8 or more cameras is painfully slow.

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  • Thu, Jun 17 2021 4:13 PM In reply to

    • Joe G
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    Re: Media Composer 2021.5 Available - 4 May 2021

    "What’s Fixed in 2021.5:  The following has been fixed.

    • Bug Number: MCCET-3858. In some instances, performing a Consolidate changed the tape base Timecode"
    Hi, thanks for this - can you tell me where you found the above info regarding the fix to Bug MCCET-3858 ?

    I can't see it in any of avids release notes? Thanks 
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