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    Idea [I] Media Composer v2021.3 (Mac & PC) Launched and Live

    Media Composer v2021.3 Launched March 23rd 2021.

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

    Location at Launch:  The new Media Composer 2021.3 will be 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.

    Timing: MyAvid, Avid Link, and the Download Center upload of 2021.3 

    Documentation: The What’s New and ReadMe is attached andwill be uploaded to 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: https://stage-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-3977In 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:  There are several limitations to this release so please check the readme for the details. For details on the complete bug fixed, as well as limiations see the attached document and the final update will be uploaded to the knowledge base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

    ReadMe: The new ReadMe is attached to this Community Alert #452 and will be uploaded to the Knowledge Base Media Composer 2021 Documentation page at launch.

     

    Marianna
    Director of CSM | Customer Advocate [view my complete system specs]
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