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  • Sun, Sep 24 2023 5:58 PM

    Back with More Stability Issues - MC 2023.8 and Mac Studio M2 Max

    Hi, starting a new thread for transparency and clarity. I've been dutifly and systematically troubleshooting Media Composer releases in conjuction with Mac silicon and it continues to baffle me with its instabliity. The software is borderline useless.

    I currently have Ventura 13.5 running on a M2 Max Mac Studio with 96 GB of RAM. I did a complete uninstall of Blackmagic drivers and Media Composer. Like, COMPLETE. All the way down to site settings and leftover library files.

    I did a clean install of Media Composer 2023.8. I launched a project. No user settings, just defaults. No Black Magic drivers installed. I looked at a timeline. Everything seemed normal. And I closed the software.

    It crashed.

    Any insights to be had here? I've got crashes saved, system reports and System IDs ready and waiting to share. And I've filed a new support case.


  • Wed, Sep 27 2023 4:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Back with More Stability Issues - MC 2023.8 and Mac Studio M2 Max

    My rule in this industry is genrally 'always stay one full version behind any software release'. Now that Sonoma is out I've only just upgraded our machines to Ventura 13.6 today, and our Avids from 2021.12 > 2022.12.4 this morning on all our Intel and Apple M1 & M2 workstations (our M1's are all using BM MiniMonitors which I also updated the drivers for)

    So far no issues have been reported, seems to have been a smooth rollout. Everyone will be banned from running 2023.x until we have some sort of LTS release or a 2024 version appears, then I'll start testing a 2023.x version out.

  • Thu, Sep 28 2023 11:16 AM In reply to

    • Arnoud
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    Re: Back with More Stability Issues - MC 2023.8 and Mac Studio M2 Max

    If you can I advise you to go back to version 23.3.1. I did that, and everything was fine again.



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  • Mon, Oct 2 2023 9:27 PM In reply to

    • MrBill
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    Re: Back with More Stability Issues - MC 2023.8 and Mac Studio M2 Max

    Yep, no monitor on my 23.8.0 either. Not sure I can go back.  new install-Will try BM.

    M2 Max, Studios and Minis. [view my complete system specs]


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