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    MC 2018.12.2 (patch) has been released!

    Avid is pleased to announce a patch to the December release of Media Composer 2018.12.2, which is available today, Tuesday March 19th, 2019 @12:00 noon EDT. This update to 2018.12.2 is available from MyAvid Master Accounts, Avid Link, and the Avid Download Center (login and password required).  

    Please check the ReadMe for additional notes relating to Media Composer 2018.12.2.

    -  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.

    -  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 10.10.1 or higher. The minimum Desktop Video version that will work with Media Composer v18.5.1 is 10.9.11. Older versions will be rejected, and you will not be able to use your hardware until you update.

    -  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. 

    - NVIDIA Driver: The editing application supports Nvidia Driver v390.77.

    - DX Driver installed separately: Starting with Media Composer v8.9.4, the DX Driver was not automatically installed on Mac systems. With this release, the DX Driver is not automatically installed on Windows systems. See Avid DX Driver Separate Installer.

    - (macOS:) Macintosh v10.12.6, 10.13.6, 10.14.3     

    Note: macOS 10.12.6 is now the minimum operating system supported for Mac on this release.


    Additions to Media Composer 2018.12.2:  The following additions have been made for this release.

    -  Avid Titler Update:  In previous releases, you could animate only one text layer, and no shapes. With this release, you can animate up to a total of 10 layers (any combination of text and/or shapes).

    -  Multiple Groups: With this release, you now can select the clips, right click and select Multigroup.  Enable Multiple Groups. When this is checked, multiple groups are created instead of a Multigroup clip. 

    -  New DNX Uncompressed Format - S2.14:  This release supports DNxUncompressed S2.14.

                • For YCbCr projects: DNxUncompressed 4:2:2 16 (2.14) bit MXF 

                • For RGB projects: DNxUncompressed RGB 16 (2.14) bit MXF 


    Fixed in Media Composer 2018.12.2:   The following have been fixed: 


    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2825. An AAF embedded export from Media Composer did not import properly into Pro Tools v12.7.1 and earlier. If you experience this problem, enable the “ProTools 10/12 compatibility” option in the Export as AAF dialog. The exported AAF will be compatible with earlier versions of Pro Tools. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-10448. (Avid Titler+) In some instances, selecting active windows did not work properly if you were working with an Input Method Editor (IME).

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-10384. (Avid Titler+) Unrelated buttons inadvertently appeared in the Effect Editor when working with an Avid Titler+ effect. The buttons have been removed.

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-10383. (Avid Titler+) Changing the font or color, or editing your text in your animated title would break the animation.

    -  Bug Numbers: MCCET-2804, MCDEV-10291. You could not enter Japanese text when working with the Avid Titler+.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2835. When working with MetaGlue media, you might have received an exception error when Media Composer tried to build the database for 16mm media, and 35mm 3 perf media.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2837. Dynamic Relink settings were not retained in shared projects when saved as a site setting.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2867. In some instances, frames were mixed up after rendering some effects on linked H.264 media.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2851. The editing application crashed when selecting multiple audio keyframes using Alt+Shift+drag.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2463. Intermittently, AMALogger files incorrectly appeared in the User folder.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2813. In Media Composer versions after v2018.5, when capturing from a deck, you might have received a “Communication error had occurred” error.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2808. The editing application would hang if you performed a search in the Marker window, followed by changing the camera angle on a Multigroup clip.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2659. The Timecode Burn-In effect did not accurately display the sequence name if the sequence had filler at the start.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2788. Exporting XDCAM media with Mono audio enabled resulted in an exception error.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2519. In some instances, depending upon the font and size, Subcap titles were cut off.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2774. The Source setting, Auto function was not working properly for Canon C-Log color transformation.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2503. In some instances, effect parameters were not updated when rendering a Timecode effect.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2814. (Windows) On some systems, you could not mute or adjust the volume using the Monitor Volume button.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2766. If the Movement During Play is set to Page in the Timeline Settings, and Clip Frames are enabled in the Timeline, the Timeline page movement does not work properly.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2765. Some uppercase characters in the Hungarian alphabet were cut off in the Subcap effect.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2840.  Effects added to video on V1 were actually added to filler on V2.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2829. (Interplay) The “Root Folder for this Project” value was not always maintained in the Production Management Folder Settings dialog.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2838. Timeline Views mapped from the Command Palette were not retained after you restarted the editing application.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2842. You might not have heard audio when linking and importing .MTS files.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2826. (Mac) Language options were not available for PhraseFind and ScriptSync.

     Bug Number: MCCET-2784. In some instances, the blue Position Indicator would hang or disappear during playback if you zoomed in on the Timeline.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2603. The Dyn3 Compressor Limiter (Side Chain) Audio Track Effect was not working when activated

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2795. Languages written from Right-to-Left were not supported in Avid Titler+..

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2777. In some instances, Avid Media Composer read the timecode incorrectly on native files.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2831. Occasionally, playback would stop when it reached certain stereo clips.

    -  Bug Number: MCCET-2761. In some instances, after opening and closing the window, only a small portion of the Deck Configuration window opened and you could not increase the window to normal size.


     The following are known limitations (**notice there are much less than before - Great effort Avid Engineering **)

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-10219. Titles created with Avid Titler+ do not render in the background. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-8641. (AMD Graphics). Systems with AMD graphics cards might display tearing when performing Full Screen playback. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-9837. (Interplay) If you receive the error “DeleteLocalBinMedia FormatDescriptor is not known” you can only delete the media using Interplay Access. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-9460. Windows 7 systems with Nvidia Maxwell or Nvidia Pascal cards might experience playback issues that could result in “Play Consumer timeout” errors. Workaround: Select “Disable GPU Effects” in the Render Settings dialog box. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-9142. You might experience hangs or crashes when performing a video 
    mixdown with a 16K project on systems with less than 64GB RAM. 

    -  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: (Mac). 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. 

    -  Bug Number: MCDEV-5384. Currently, when working with LongG media, you might see dropped frames when editing 4 streams. This might occur when playing from a single stream to multiple streams (and from multiple streams back to a single stream). The dropped frames usually display around the edit point (transition to a different stream). 

    The Draft “ReadMe” document for this release of Media Composer 2018.12.2 is attached to this Pro Video Community Alert #300.  Nora needs to update this document and she will send it too me for distribution to the team before Tuesday March 19, 2019. As is normal practice, the Final document will be uploaded to the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2018 Documentation Page at launch. 



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