Avid® Editing Application
Avid Editing Application
®
ReadMe for Media Composer® v8.5
Revision History
Date
Description
2/2/2016
Updated “Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems” on page 13 and
“Shared Storage Support” on page 33 and “Compatibility Chart” on
page 25.
1/29/2016
Updated “Qualified Workstations and Laptops” on page 14 to include
support for Late 2015 iMac Retina 5K system.
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check the above site regularly for information on available downloads for your
product.
Important Information
Avid® recommends that you read all the information in this ReadMe file thoroughly before
installing or using any new software release.
Important: Search the Avid Knowledge Base for the most up-to-date ReadMe file, which
contains the latest information that might have become available after the documentation was
published.
This document describes compatibility issues with previous releases, software installation
instructions, hardware and software requirements, and summary information on system and
memory requirements. This document also lists hardware and software limitations.
Symbols and Conventions
Contents
If You Need Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Notes on Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Notes on Software Licensing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Compatibility Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Setting up the NVIDIA Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Shared Storage Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Feature Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Symbols and Conventions
Avid documentation uses the following symbols and conventions:
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
n
A note provides important related information, reminders,
recommendations, and strong suggestions.
c
A caution means that a specific action you take could cause harm to
your computer or cause you to lose data.
w
>
A warning describes an action that could cause you physical harm.
Follow the guidelines in this document or on the unit itself when
handling electrical equipment.
This symbol indicates menu commands (and subcommands) in the
order you select them. For example, File > Import means to open the
File menu and then select the Import command.
This symbol indicates a single-step procedure. Multiple arrows in a list
indicate that you perform one of the actions listed.
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If You Need Help
Symbol or Convention Meaning or Action
(Windows), (Windows
only), (Macintosh), or
(Macintosh only)
This text indicates that the information applies only to the specified
operating system, either Windows or Macintosh OS X.
Bold font
Bold font is primarily used in task instructions to identify user interface
items and keyboard sequences.
Italic font
Italic font is used to emphasize certain words and to indicate variables.
Courier Bold font
Courier Bold font identifies text that you type.
Ctrl+key or mouse action
Press and hold the first key while you press the last key or perform the
mouse action. For example, Command+Option+C or Ctrl+drag.
If You Need Help
If you are having trouble using your Avid product:
1. Retry the action, carefully following the instructions given for that task in this guide. It is
especially important to check each step of your workflow.
2. Check this ReadMe file for the latest information that might have become available after the
documentation was published. Also check online for the most up-to-date ReadMe because
the online version is updated whenever new information becomes available. To view the
online ReadMe, select ReadMe from the Help menu, or visit the Knowledge Base at
http://www.avid.com/readme.
3. Check the documentation that came with your Avid application or your hardware for
maintenance or hardware-related issues. In addition to the printed documentation supplied
with your editing application, the documentation is supplied in PDF format when you install
the application. Topics that you print from the Help have limited page layout and formatting
features. If you want to print a higher quality version of Help information, Avid recommends
that you print all or part of the PDF version of the appropriate Avid manual included in the
Online Library for your editing application. To access the Online Library, select Help >
Online Library from within your Avid editing application.
4. Visit Avid Online Support at www.avid.com/onlineSupport/. Online support is available 24
hours per day, 7 days per week. Search the Knowledge Base to find answers, to view error
messages, to access troubleshooting tips, to download updates, and to read or join online
message-board discussions.
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Fixed in Media Composer v8.5
Fixed in Media Composer v8.5
The following have been fixed:
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1022. You might have received an “Operation not supported” error
when consolidating XDCAM media on Fat32 formatted drives on a Mac.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1002. Format names and settings might have been corrupted in Import
and Export dialogs in Chinese locale.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-962. AAF did not export properly if it included multiple P2 clips
previously consolidated in Media Composer.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1017. If you switched your Windows Keyboard settings to Russian,
shortcuts such as Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, did not work in the Title Tool.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1004. The editing application crashed when transcoding Sony4K media
to DNxHD36 with Nitris DX enabled.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-982. The eye dropper did not accurately pick the correct pixel once you
zoomed in on the video.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-995. Playback stopped when you marked In/out with i, and o keys on a
Hebrew keyboard.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-475. You might have received an assertion error when performing a
quick search in bins greater than 2600k.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-978. Some titles created using proxy H.264 were not readable.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-980. In some instances, system memory usage was high and the system
would become slow and unresponsive after applying Izotope Ozone effects.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-999. The editing application might have crashed when using
Automation Gain with Fast Scrub enabled.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-939. You might have experienced memory leaks when rendering a
sequence with lots of Subcap and Burn-in Timecode effects.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1038. If you right+clicked on the Track Control Panel while in a
Japanese OS, the system would crash.
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Fixed in Media Composer v8.5
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1010. In some instances, the editing application did not retain the
Interplay Folder settings correctly.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-891. In previous releases, if your system language was set to Arabic,
text you entered with the Subcap effect did not display properly. This has been fixed.
NOTE: To workaround this issue in the past, some users reversed their own captions. This is no
longer necessary. But, if you do have older sequences that contained Arabic Subcaps effects, you
will receive the following dialog when you load your sequence in the Timeline.
If your sequence contains captions that you reversed to workaround this issue, enable the
“Update the old RTL Captions” option.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-1008. (Windows 7) In some instances, you might have experienced
video tearing during playback. If this occurs, make sure to select “Enable desktop composition”
in the Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Advanced tab > Performance
Settings window.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-475. You might have received an assertion error when performing a
quick search in bins greater than 2600k.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-977. Timewarp speed did not calculate correctly in EDLs created from
the Timeline.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-783. In some instances, Frame Counter was one frame off after applying
a reverse motion effect speed change to a clip.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-879. If you opened the Title Tool in a certain language and then
changed to input text in a different language, the editing application would freeze when saving
the title.
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New in Media Composer v8.5
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-811. If your project was on Avid ISIS storage, you might not have
received a warning message when naming bins using illegal characters.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-803. When the keyframe button in the Timeline was deselected,
Timeline settings were ignored.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-863. (News option) The welcome message from iNews when displayed
in the NRCS Tools did not show Croatian specific characters.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-3905. Third party effects were not recognized when 3rd party transition
and segment effect filters were selected in the List Tool.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-945. You could not successfully drag from one bin to another after
performing a Same as Source export.
New in Media Composer v8.5
What’s New
For information on new features, see the What’s New v8.5.
Improvements to Linking Media
When you choose File > Input> Link to Media, the Files of Type menu defaults to the Autodetect
Plug-in. Avid has made some changes to the way Autodetect works when linking to media. Due
to this change, Avid recommends the following:
•
When you link to a file, choose the applicable plug-in from the menu.
•
When you link to a volume, choose Autodetect.
Note that the following plug-in choices are no longer listed when choosing a plug-in for
linking:
•
AS-11: You should now use Autodetect or the generic MXF plug-in
•
QuickTime (WAV, AIF, AIFF): You should now use the WaveAiff plug
•
All (folder) plug-ins: You should now use the Autodetect option
List Tool Settings
List Tool settings created in 8.4.3, 8.4.4 and 8.4.5 were created with incorrect format output
types. This has been corrected in 8.5. You may need to change the format output type in List Tool
Settings from 8.4.3, 8.4.4, and 8.4.5 before you use the setting in v8.5.
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Before Installing the Editing Application
Before Installing the Editing Application
Upgrading to Mac OS v10.11.x
(Mac) If you upgrade to Mac OS 10.11.x, you must uninstall Media Composer. Reinstall Media
Composer after you perform the OS upgrade. If you use Avid Artist DNxIO, you must also
uninstall the Desktop Video software and reinstall it after the OS upgrade.
Media Composer Release Date
With the December 2014 release of Media Composer v8.3, Avid Advantage Upgrade & Support
plan information will be included in a customer's Media Composer license. In addition, each
build (release) of Media Composer will be marked with its release date. Media Composer will
compare the active contract dates in the license to the release date of the software to ensure they
are compatible. If the release date is within the contract dates, the software will run; if it is
outside the contract dates (i.e. the contract has expired), the software will not run. For more
information, please see the Media Composer Support Contract License Update FAQ knowledge
base article.
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This does not apply to subscriptions of Media Composer. Software subscriptions require a check
every 30 days to ensure upgrade eligibility, therefore including the support dates on a
subscription license is not required.
Application Manager and Media Composer Compatibility
A licensing database is created when you first launch Media Composer or when you first launch
Application Manager. With the release of Application Manager v2.2 and Media Composer v8.3,
the way in which the licensing database was created changed. Media Composer v8.3 is
compatible with Application Manager v2.2. However, if you update to Application Manager
v2.2 and attempt to launch a version of Media Composer prior to v8.3 and you had deleted the
license database before launching Application Manager v2.2, the editing application will not
launch. If you experience this, you can do one of the following:
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Uninstall Application Manager v2.2. Uninstall and Reinstall the Media Composer version
(prior to v8.3). The earlier version of the editing application will install a compatible
Application Manager.
•
Upgrade to Media Composer v8.3 or higher.
Installation Information
Read through the Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications. This document is available on
the Knowledge Base.
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Before Installing the Editing Application
If you are upgrading from v7.x to v8.x, you must uninstall the Avid Transcode Service and the
Avid Editing application. Beginning with version 8.0 of the editing application, the Transcode
Service is included as part of the editing application and is no longer a separate program. When
you uninstall Media Composer v8.0, a separate uninstall of Transcode service is no longer
necessary.
Buffer Error Message
The editing application requires a minimum of 8GB RAM. If you try to install the editing
application on a system with less than 8GB RAM, you will receive a buffer error and installation
will not proceed.
Supported Systems Message
A new message has been added to this release that detects if you are installing on an unsupported
system: “Your system does not support this version of Media Composer | Software. Please
consult the Specifications information on Avid.com for supported configurations. Media
Composer | Software installation will be aborted.”
Media Composer 8.3 and newer systems require a micro architecture that supports the SSE 4.1
CPU Instruction set. Most systems shipped since 2008 with four or more processor cores, i.e.
Quad core, will include this functionality. Systems shipped before 2008 are not likely to support
this functionality and Media Composer will fail to install.
If you receive the message, go here to review system requirements.
Sentinel Error Message
(MCDEV-2394) On a Windows 7 system, if a “Failed to add Sentinel64.cat file.” error appears
during the installation, you can safely click OK to continue with the installation. Dongle
activation will work properly.
Download Note
To avoid “File Path too long” or a “File cannot be copied” warning while unzipping the
downloaded installer, try placing the installer .zip on the root level of your C:\ drive and unzip it
from that location.
User Right to Raise Thread Priority
(Windows) Note for Domain Administrators: If your editing systems are part of a domain, you
must give the user the right to “Increase Scheduling Priority.” This must be done within the
Domain Group Policy on the domain controller by giving the right explicitly to the user or giving
the right to a group and adding the user to that group. You will not be able to launch as a regular
user if this is not set properly.
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After Installing the Editing Application
If you are part of a domain, a Domain Administrator should install and perform the first launch
of the editing application.
Install as Administrator
You need to first install and launch the editing application as an Administrator. If you are in a
Shared Storage environment, mount your workspaces as an Administrator. You may then log off
and log back in as a Standard user, if necessary.
After Installing the Editing Application
AMA Plug-Ins
You cannot install the AMA Plug-ins while the editing application background services are
running. Make sure you Stop the services before installing the AMA Plug-Ins. The stop/start
background services icon is on the menu bar (Macintosh) or taskbar (Windows). Once you install
the new AMA plug-in, restart the services. See “Starting and Stopping Avid Background
Services” in the Help.
Notes on Windows
Note the following topics if you are running the editing application on the Windows OS.
Video Memory (RAM) for Media Composer Application
A new Video Memory tab has been added to the Media Cache Settings in the editing application.
Here you can allocate video memory for running the editing application. See “Setting the Video
Memory” in the What’s New for v8.5. Due to the requirement of using high performance
memory when using the Video Memory setting, Media Composer allocates and reserves the
defined amount of memory using the Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) memory system.
This has two primary considerations for you to consider when monitoring your system.
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Notes on Windows
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Memory Tracking: The allocation of the memory does not register against the Media
Composer process in Task Manager. Here we see a large jump in the used Physical Memory
in Task manager. In this case 60GB of 128GB as defined by the Media Cache -> Video
Memory setting.
However the working set size of Avid Media Composer shows only 4.2GB of memory in
use.
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Notes on Windows
There is no easy way to link the 60GB of allocation to Avid Media Composer.
NOTE: You can use the LMASTATS USAGE console command to gather information about
the current allocation and usage.
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User Right to Use Optimal Memory Allocators: (Windows) Note for System
Administrators: You must give the user the right to “Lock pages in memory.” This option is
in your systems Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.
Disabling Desktop Compositing
When the Avid editor is launched you might see a dialog box asking you to disable desktop
compositing. You can disable it without adversely affecting the Avid editing application.
You can choose to disable it and continue with your editing session. The dialog will appear once
you relaunch the application unless you disable the option.
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Notes on Software Licensing
To disable the desktop compositing:
1. Access the Control Panel.
2. Double-click System.
3. Click Change Settings.
4. Click the Advanced tab.
5. Under the Performance area, click Settings.
6. Uncheck “Enable desktop composition.”
The dialog box requesting you to disable desktop compositing does not appear the next time
you launch the editing application.
Notes on Software Licensing
If You Upgrade Your Operating System
If you need to upgrade your operating system after you install your Avid editing application, first
deactivate your software. After you upgrade your operating system and, if required, reinstall
your application, you can reactivate your software. For information on activating and
deactivating your software license, see the Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications.
Minimum RAM Recommendation
For this release Avid recommends a minimum of 8GB of RAM. Some features might require
more RAM and specific hardware. See “Feature Performance” on page 23 for more info.
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Some features are processor-intensive and require specific hardware. See “Feature Performance”
on page 23 for more info.
The following tables provide the information on qualified Windows and Macintosh hardware.
For 3rd-Party Open IO hardware qualification refer to the manufacturer’s documentation. See the
Open IO Frequently Asked Questions document on the Knowledge Base:
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/faq/en422991
The following tables also list the qualified Operating Systems. Depending upon your hardware
the qualified Operating Systems are:
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Windows v7 64-bit SP1(Professional) and Windows v8.1 (Professional and Enterprise),
Windows 10 64-bit (Professional and Enterprise).
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Macintosh v10.9.5, v10.10.5, v10.11.3
Macintosh OS Permission Information
As of Macintosh OS 10.7 Lion, the default permissions for the root level of the system drive are
now set to “Read Only” for all users. This prevents the Avid Editing Application from being able
to use this drive as a media drive. You will see the drive grayed out in Media Creation settings or
as an option for import, mixdown, render, and consolidate/transcode.
If you don’t intend to use the system drive for media you can leave it alone. This is ideal in most
cases.
If you do need to use the system drive, perform the following to change permissions.
To change permissions:
1. Click on your system drive (Macintosh HD in most cases) to highlight.
2. From the File menu select Get Info (cmd+I)
3. Click the lock icon in the bottom right to make changes
4. Click on the “Read only” text in the Privilege column next to Everyone and set the privilege
to “Read & Write”
You should now be able to see the system drive as a valid media drive.
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If you repair permissions on the system drive, they will reset and you will have to repeat this
procedure.
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Workstations and Laptops
The following tables list the qualified workstations and laptops for Media Composer editing
applications.
Qualified PC Workstations with Avid Media Composer
The following PC Workstations are qualified with Avid Media Composer.
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
HP Z840 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
M4000, M5000,
M600
AMD W7100 or
W8100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Nvidia K2200,
K4200, K5200,
M4000, M5000
AMD W5100,
W7100, W8100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Nvidia K4200,
K5200, M4000,
M5000, M6000
AMD W7100,
W8100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
M4000 or M5000
AMD W7100 or
W8100 or W5100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
M4000, M5000,
M6000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
M4000 or M5000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
HP Z640 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Dell 7910 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Dell 7810 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Lenovo P900 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Lenovo P700 Dual [6, 8, or 12 core 2.3 Ghz or
higher]
16/32/64 GB DDR4-2133 memory
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
HP Z820 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6 Ghz, 8
K4000
core E5-2650V2 2.6 Ghz, or 12 core E5-2695V2
2.4 Ghz 16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell T7610 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6 Ghz, 8 K4000
core E5-2650V2 2.6 Ghz, or 12 core E5-2695V2
2.4 Ghz 16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell T5610 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6 Ghz, 8 K4000
core E5-2650V2 2.6 Ghz, or 12 core E5-2695V2
2.4 Ghz 16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo D30 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6, 8 core K4000
E5-2650V2 2.6, or 12 core E5-2695V2 2.4
16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo C30 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6, 8 core K4000
E5-2650V2 2.6, or 12 core E5-2695V2 2.4
16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
HP z820 Dual 8 Core Intel Xeon E5-2665 2.4
GHz, Quad 6-core E5-2640 2.5 GHz
NVIDIA Q4000 or
K4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo D30 Dual 6 core E5-2640 2.5Ghz or
Dual 8 core E5-2660 2.2 GHz 16 GB
DDR3-1600 memory
NVIDIA Q4000 or
K4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo C30 Dual 6 core E5-2640 2.5GHz or
Dual 8 core E5-2660 2.2 GHz 16 GB
DDR3-1600 memory
NVIDIA Q4000 or
K4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell T7600 Dual 8 core Intel E5-2665 2.4 GHz
16 GB DDR3-1600 memory, Dual 6-core
E5-2630
NVIDIA Q4000 or
K4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
Dell T5600 Dual 6-core Intel E5-2630 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Q4000 or
16 GB DDR3-1600 memory, Dual 8-core 2665 K4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo ThinkStation E31, Intel Xeon
E3-1245V2 3.40 GHz 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM
NVIDIA Q600 or
K600 HD4000
Software Only
HP z800 Dual 6 Core, 2.66 GHz
NVIDIA
FX Quadro 3800
and Q4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
HP Z440 6 or 8 core 3.0 Ghz or higher]
NVIDIA K2200
AMD W5100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K2200
AMD W5100
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K2200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
NVIDIA K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell T3610 6-core E5-1650 V2 3.5 Ghz 8/16 GB NVIDIA K2000
DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Lenovo S30 6-core E5-1650V2 3.5 Ghz 8/16
GB DDR3-1866 memory
NVIDIA K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
HP z420 6-core Intel E5-1650 3.2 GHz 8 GB
DDR3-1600 memory
NVIDIA Q2000 or
K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Dell 5810 6 or 8 core 3.0 Ghz or higher]
16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory
Lenovo P500 6 or 8 core 3.0 Ghz or higher]
16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory
HP Z420 6-core E5-1650 V2 3.5 Ghz 8/16 GB
DDR3-1866 memory
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
Lenovo S30 6-core Intel E5-1650 3.2 GHz 8 GB NVIDIA Q2000 or
DDR3-1600 memory
K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell T3600 6-core Intel E5-1650 3.2 GHz 8 GB NVIDIA Q2000 or
DDR3-1600 memory
K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
HP z400 Single 6 Core 3.33 GHz
NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3800
Quadro 2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Dell™ T5500 Dual 6 Core, 2.66GHz
NVIDIA
Quadro FX 4800
Quadro 4000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Dell T3500 Single 6 Core, 3.2GHz
NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3800
Quadro 2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
HP Z230 quad Xeon E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
K600
Software Only
HD4600
HP Z240 quad Xeon E3-1245V5 3.5 Ghz
K620, K1200 (SFF), Software Only
8/16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory Tower or SFF K2200 (Tower),
HD530
Lenovo P310 quad Xeon E3-1245V5 3.5 Ghz
8/16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory Tower or
SFF
K620, K1200 (SFF), Software Only
K2200 (Tower),
HD530
Dell 3620 quad Xeon E3-1245V5 3.5 Ghz
8/16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory Tower
K620, K2200,
HD530
Software Only
Dell 3420 quad Xeon E3-1245V5 3.5 Ghz
8/16/32 GB DDR4-2133 memory SFF
K620, K1200
HD530
Software Only
Lenovo P300 quad Xeon E3-1246V3 3.5 Ghz
8/16/32 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or
SFF
K600 or K620,
HD4600
Software Only
Lenovo E32 quad Xeon E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
K600, HD4600
Software Only
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
Dell T1700 quad Xeon E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
K600
Software Only
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
HD4600
HP Z1 G2 All-in-one E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
K2100M
Mojo DX
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Thunderbolt
Intel HD4600
Software Only
Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 93Z i7-4770S 3.1
Intel HD4600
Ghz 8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory quad core
All-in-One
Software Only
HP Z220 Quad Xeon E3-1245V2 3.4 GHz 8 GB Q600 or K600
DDR3-1600 memory (Tower or SFF)
HD4000
Software Only
HP Z1 Quad Xeon E3-1245V2 3.4 GHz 8 GB
DDR3-1600 memory All-in-One
NVIDIA K1000M
or HD4000
Software Only
Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92Z i7-3770S 3.1
Ghz 8 GB DDR3-1600 memory Quad core
All-in-One
Intel HD4000
Software Only
Qualified PC Notebooks for Avid Media Composer
The following PC Notebooks are qualified with Avid Media Composer. The following applies to
the editing system when running on a laptop:
•
DNxHD capture is only supported on Mojo DX on a Quad core system with hyperthreading
enabled. Nitris DX is not supported on laptops.
•
Capture of 10 bit video for example, DNxHD 185x, is not supported on Mojo DX.
•
Playback in full quality 10 bit mode is not supported
Qualified PC Notebooks
Graphics Cards Supported With
Dell 7710 17" 2.7 Ghz quad core i7 or 2.9 Ghz M3000M,
Xeon E3 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 - 8/16/32
M4000M, M5000M
GB 2133Mhz DDR4L Memory
AMD W7170M
Dell 7510 15" 2.5 Ghz and higher quad core i7 M1000M, M2000M Software Only
1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16/32 GB
AMD W5170M
2133Mhz DDR4L Memory
Dell 5510 15" 2.3 Ghz and higher quad core i7 Nvidia M1000M
1920x1080 or 3840x2160 - 8/16 GB 2133Mhz
DDR4L Memory USB-C
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Software Only
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Notebooks
Graphics Cards Supported With
Dell 3510 15" 2.3 Ghz and higher quad core i7 AMD W5130M
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 2133Mhz DDR4L
Memory
Software Only
HP Zbook 14" 2.1 Ghz dual core i7-4600U
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory Ultrabook
Intel HD4400
FirePro M4100
Software Only
HP Zbook 15" G2 - 2.5 Ghz and higher quad
core i7 1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz
DDR3 Memory thunderbolt
K1100M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
K2100M
HP Zbook 15" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core i7 K1100M
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
K2100M
Memory thunderbolt
Software Only
Mojo DX
HP Zbook 17" G2 - 2.5 Ghz and higher quad
core i7
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory thunderbolt
K3100M
K4100M
K2200M
HP Zbook 17" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core i7 K3100M
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory thunderbolt
K4100M
Dell M3800 15" 2.2 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16/32 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Ultrabook
K1100M
Dell M4800 15" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16/32 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory
K1100M
Dell M6800 17" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory
K3100M
Lenovo W541 15" 2.5 Ghz and higher quad
core i7 15" 1920x1080 2880x1620 - 8/16/32
GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Thunderbolt
K1100M
Lenovo W540 15" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad
core i7 15" 1920x1080 2880x1620 - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Thunderbolt
K1100M
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K2100M
K2100M
K4100M
K2100M
K2100M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Software Only
Mojo DX
Software Only
Mojo DX
Software Only
Mojo DX
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
Software Only
Mojo DX
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Notebooks
Graphics Cards Supported With
Lenovo ThinkPad W530
"Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6 GHz, i7-3820QM
2.7GHz, i7-3920XM 2.9GHz
NVIDIA Quadro
K1000M or
K2000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
HP 8770w i7-3720QM 2.6 GHz, I7-3820QM
2.7Ghz, I7-3920XM 2.9GHz 17" 1920x1080 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA Quadro
K3000M or
K4000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
HP 8570w I7-3720QM 2.6GHz, i7-3820QM
2.7 GHz 15" 1920x1080 - 8 GB 1600Mhz
DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA Quadro
K1000M or
K2000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Dell M6700 i7-3740QM 2.7 GHz 17"
1920x1080 - 8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA Quadro
K3000M or
K4000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Dell M4700 i7-3740QM 2.7 GHz, 15"
1920x1080 - 8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Memory
NVIDIA Quadro
K1000M or
K2000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
HP 8760w i7-2720Q, i7-2820Q 2.2 or 2.3 GHz NVIDIA
Quadro 3000M
Quadro 4000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
HP 8560w, i7-2720Q, 2820Q, 2.2 or 2.3 GHz
17” 1920 x1080
NVIDIA
Quadro 1000M
Quadro 2000M
Software Only
Dell M6600, i7-2720Q, 2820Q, 2.2 or 2.3 GHz NVIDIA
17” 1920 x1080
Quadro 3000M
Quadro 4000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Dell M4600, i7-2720Q, 2820Q, 2.2 or 2.3 GHz NVIDIA
15” 1920 x1080
Quadro 1000M
Quadro 2000M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Qualified Macintosh Workstations for Avid Media Composer
The following Macintosh Workstations are qualified with the Avid Media Composer.
Qualified Macintosh Hardware
Graphics Cards
Mac Pro 6 core 3.5 Ghz, 8 core 3.0 Ghz, 12 AMD FirePro D500
core 2.7 (Late 2013) 16/32 GB 1866Mhz
DDR3 Memory Thunderbolt - no PCI-e slots
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Supported With
Software Only
Mojo DX
Nitris DX (no HD capture)
Artist DNxIO
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Macintosh Hardware
Graphics Cards
Supported With
Mac Pro “Westmere” Two 2.66GHz 6-Core
Intel Xeon (12 cores)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
iMac Retina 5K 27" 4.0 Ghz i7 Quad core
Late 2015 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Radeon M390, M395, Software Only
M395X
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
iMac Retina 5K 27" 4.0 Ghz i7 Quad core
Late 2014 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Radeon M290X,
M295X
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
iMac 27" 3.2,3.4 GHz i5 or 3.5 Ghz i7 Quad GeForce GTX 775
core Late 2013 - Thunderbolt - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3
Software Only
Mojo DX
iMac 21.5" 2.9 GHz i5 or 3.1 Ghz i7 Quad
core Late 2013 - Thunderbolt - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3
Software Only
Mojo DX
GeForce GT 750
iMac 27” 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel i5, 3.2Ghz NVIDIA GeForce
Quad-core Intel i5, 3.4 GHz Quad Core Intel GTX 660M or
i7 (Late 2012)
NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 675MX
Software Only
Mojo DX
iMac 21.5” 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel i5,
3.1GHz Quad-core Intel i7 (Late 2012)
NVIDIA GeForce
650M
Software Only
Mojo DX
iMac 27” Display Quad Core 3.4 GHz (Mid
2011)
ATI 6970M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Mac mini 2.3/2.6GHz quad core Intel i7
Intel HD 4000
Software Only
Mojo DX
Mac Mini Server 2.0 GHz i7 Quad core
Thunderbolt - 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Intel
3000
Software Only
Mojo DX
Qualified Macintosh Notebooks for Media Composer
The following Macintosh notebooks are qualified with the current editing applications. The
following applies to the editing system when running on a laptop.
•
HD Capture on Macintosh notebooks is not supported
•
Playback in full quality 10 bit mode is not supported
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Macintosh Notebook
Graphics Cards
Supported With
MacBook Air 13" - 1.7 Ghz and higher i7
Dual-Core (Mid 2013) - Thunderbolt - 8 GB
1600Mhz DDR3L
Intel HD5000
Software Only
Mojo DX
MacBook Air 13" - 2.0 GHz I7 Dual-Core
Thunderbolt - 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3L
Intel HD4000
Software Only
Mojo DX
MacBook Pro 15" 2.3/2.6/2.7 GHz I7 (Late
2013) Quad-Core - Retina & Thunderbolt
HD5000
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
GeForce GT 750M
8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3L Memory
MacBook Pro 15" 2.3/2.6/2.7 GHz I7
(Mid/Late 2012) Quad-Core - Retina &
Thunderbolt
HD4000
GeForce GT 650M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Artist DNxIO
8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3L Memory
MacBook Pro 17"
2.2/2.3/ GHz Quad Core i7
6750M
Intel
3000
Software Only
Mojo DX
MacBook Pro 15"
2.0/2.2/2.3GHz Quad Core i7
6490M
6750M
Intel
3000
Software Only
Mojo DX
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Feature Performance
Feature Performance
A number of features in this editing application are processor-intensive. As a result, you might
experience problems if you are working on an older system. The following chart shows the
hardware that Avid has successfully qualified when using these features. For a list of the
qualified systems, see Qualified Workstations and Laptops.
Feature
Description
Recommended System
Editing High Resolution,
High Frame Rate Media
(UHD/4k in 59.94p)
16 GB RAM minimum, 32 GB
recommended
HP Z820, HP Z840, Dell 7810, Dell
7910, Lenovo P900, Lenovo P700
•
Dual 8 core (32 cores with
Hyperthreading),
•
Dual 10 core (40 cores with
Hyperthreading),
•
Dual 12 core (48 core with
Hyperthreading)
•
NVIDIA 5200 PCIe Gen3 Gfx card
(recommended)
•
NVIDIA 4200
Mac Pro
•
12 core (24 with Hyperthreading)
3 GHz
•
Dual AMD FirePro 500/700 Graphics
card
Storage: 10Gb Ethernet ISIS
Editing High Resolution 16 GB RAM minimum
Media (Higher than 2K+)
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
DMF and Background
Transcode, Background
Render
8 GB RAM minimum. 16 GB
RAM recommended
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Media Composer | Cloud
16GB RAM minimum. 24 GB or i7 Quad core or higher with
higher recommended depending Hyperthreading
upon system model.
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Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Feature Performance
Feature
Description
Recommended System
J2K Capture
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
HD Long GOP 9-way
MultiCam with high
stream count sequences
Avid recommends 16 GB RAM
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Storage: 10Gb Ethernet ISIS,
Stereoscopic 3D
For optimal performance with
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Stereoscopic 3D, use these higher
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
performance systems. Avid
core with Hyperthreading
recommends a minimum of 12GB
RAM when using Stereoscopic
3D.
XDCAM HD50 Capture
Baseband capture through Nitris
DX, Mojo DX
Qualified systems
HD RGB 4444
Apple ProRes 4444
DNxHD 4444
HD RGB capture requires a high
end workstation with Nitris DX
and fast storage.
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Storage: 10Gb Ethernet ISIS,
AMA (RED)
AMA is a processor intensive
operation. Older platforms may
not offer optimum performance.
you will get better performance
with higher end workstations.
Qualified Xeon Workstations
AMA (QuickTime)
AMA is a processor intensive
operation. Lower end platforms
may not offer optimum
performance. Highly compressed
codecs such as H.264 will exhibit
minimal real-time performance.
Recommendation of qualified systems
depends on your planned use of this
feature. Heavy usage of highly
compressed codecs requires the high end
systems. (Dual 6 Core or Dual 8 Core
systems)
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Compatibility Chart
Feature
Description
Recommended System
AVCI-Intra Capture
AVC-Intra capture with software 24 core and higher Windows systems
codecs is supported.
only.
Note: If problems are encountered, please
use a Nitris DX w/AVC-I capabilities or
ingest at another resolution like DNxHD
and transcode to AVC I.
AVCI-Intra
AVC-Intra(AVC-I) is a high
4-Way MultiCam Playback
quality, low bit-rate HD codec and
Dual Quad Core, Dual 6 Core or Dual 8
is very CPU intensive.
Core Systems
Four Stream Playback:
Dual Quad Core, Dual 6 Core or Dual 8
Core Systems
AMA Workflows: Dual Quad, Dual 6 or
Dual 8 core systems
Compatibility Chart
The following table lists the NVIDIA® driver, QuickTime®, Windows Media™, shared storage,
Sony® XDCAM™, Panasonic® P2, and Avid Artist Series versions that were qualified with the
Avid editing applications.
Item
Versions
Comments
QuickTime Support
v7.7.8 (Windows)
v10.x, (v7.x legacy) (Macintosh)
Note: QuickTime v10X does not include
QuickTime Pro options.
Windows Media
Version Support
Windows Media Player 12 (for
Windows 7)
If you do not have Windows Media
Player, access the download at
www.microsoft.com.
Windows Media export compatibility is
subject to Microsoft Windows Media
updates.
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Compatibility Chart
Item
Versions
Comments
Avid Interplay
Support
See Knowledge Base article on
compatibility.
IMPORTANT: The Avid Interplay
components that get installed on the
editing application must be updated to
the Avid Interplay version that is released
with the editing application. These
include the Media Indexer, Interplay
Access, Interplay Framework, Interplay
Transfer Client and ProEncode Client.
The Avid Interplay Server components
can remain on the previous releases listed
as supported. For details, see the “Avid
Editing Application Compatibility with
Interplay Releases” doc on the
Knowledge Base.
NVIDIA Driver
Support
v347.52 and
See “Setting up the NVIDIA Card” on
353.82 (for M4000/M5000 cards) page 31.
For setting up the driver for stereoscopic,
see the NVIDIA setup info in the
Stereoscopic 3D Workflow Guide.
Go to the following link.
AMD Driver Support 14.301.1019.1001
Shared Storage
Support
Avid Unity ISIS®.
See “Shared Storage Support” on
page 33.
Sony XDCAM driver v2.13 (XDCAM Transfer for
Macintosh)
The VFAM firmware version for
PDW-U1 is 2.600.
The PDW-U2 is 2.810.
Windows FAM v2.3.2 and VFAM
The driver can be downloaded from
v5.0.2
Sony's website http://esupport.sony.com/.
Panasonic P2 drive
(Macintosh) v3.1.7
There is currently no P2 writeback
support for Macintosh clients.
(Windows) v2.24
Avid Artist Series
(Euphonix)
EuControl software v3.1.3 or later See the User’s Guide for information on
Artist Series Color setup information.
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Avid Editing Application Compatibility with Pro Tools
Avid Editing Application Compatibility with
Pro Tools
General Co-Installation Notes:
•
Install Pro Tools first and then Media Composer.
•
You must uninstall all older versions of Media Composer or Pro Tools before installing
newer versions.
•
Co-install does not support both applications launched simultaneously.
•
When you uninstall Pro Tools, choose to uninstall just the application and not the audio
drivers or the editing application no longer sees the devices. On a Macintosh Pro Tools 10
system, this is named the “Safe Uninstall.” On a Macintosh Pro Tools 11 system no
uninstallation is required. On a Windows Pro Tools 10 or 11 system, you must select the first
uninstall option - “Pro Tools Only” - which is not selected by default.
•
Mojo SDI will not be supported with Media Composer or Pro Tools 11, but can still be
connected in a co-install configuration for use with Pro Tools 10.
•
If you install and configure Avid Mojo DX or Nitris DX hardware on your system, the
editing application does not use any connected Pro Tools audio device for audio input/output
operations. You can also use these audio devices with a software-only version of your Avid
editing application.
•
If you run into any issues, uninstall both applications and reinstall Pro Tools first, and then
reinstall your editing application.
•
Media Composer v5.0 and later and Pro Tools v8.0.3 and later do not include support for the
Original Mbox. If you want to use the Original Mbox, you should use Media Composer v4.x
and Pro Tools v8.0.1 instead.
•
If you want to install your Avid editing application on a system with the Pro Tools Avid
Video Engine installed, you must use one of the following configurations:
-
Media Composer v5.5/NewsCutter v9.5 and later with Pro Tools v9.0 or later.
-
Media Composer v5.0.x/NewsCutter v9.0.x with Pro Tools v8.5 or earlier.
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Co-installation Configurations and Audio Device Support
Co-installation Configurations and Audio Device
Support
Avid Pro Tools Applications
MC/NC
Software
Only
MC/NC
with Mojo
DX
MC/NC/
with Nitris DX
Pro Tools
Software Only
Co-install
Co-install
Co-install
Pro Tools|HD
Native
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
Co-install
Pro Tools|HD
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
Co-install
Pro Tools|HD,
with chassis
Not Tested
Not Tested
Pro Tools
Product
Not Tested
Avid Mbox Family Audio Devices (3rd Generation)
Audio
MC/NC
Device
Software
(Interface) Only
MC/NC with
Mojo DX
MC/NC/
with Nitris DX
Mbox
(USB)
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
Co-install
Mbox Pro
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
Co-install
Mbox Mini
(USB)
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
Co-install
Avid Mbox 2 Family Audio Devices
Audio
MC/NC
Device
Software
(Interface) Only
Mbox 2
(USB)
MC/NC with
Mojo DX
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
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MC/NC/
with Nitris DX
Co-install
External Controllers
Audio
MC/NC
Device
Software
(Interface) Only
MC/NC with
Mojo DX
MC/NC/
with Nitris DX
Co-install
Co-install
Mbox 2
Co-install/
Co-install
Mini (USB) Audio Device
Co-install
Mbox 2
Micro
(USB)
Co-install
Not tested
MC/NC with
Mojo DX
MC/NC/
with Nitris DX
Mbox 2 Pro Co-install
(1394)
Co-install
Other Avid Audio Devices
Audio
MC/NC
Device
Software
(Interface) Only
Digi 002
(1394)
Co-install/
Co-install
Audio Device
(Windows)
Co-install
Digi 003
(1394)
Co-install
Co-install
Co-install
Eleven Rack Not Supported Not Supported
(USB)
Not Supported
Fast Track
Pro (USB)
Not Supported
Audio Device Not Supported
External Controllers
Your Avid editing application supports the following external fader controllers or mixers for
automation gain and pan recording or as control surfaces:
•
Digi 002 (Windows only)
•
Command|8
•
Avid Artist Control
•
Avid Artist Mix
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External Controllers
•
Avid Artist Transport
•
Avid Artist Color
External controllers or mixers are optional. They are not required for you to perform automation
gain or pan recording on an Avid editing system.
The following table compares Avid external controllers and mixers.
Command|
8
Avid
Artist
Control
Control surface Yes
for transport
controls and
other functions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(transport
only, no soft
keys)
Provides audio Yes
play, input, and
output
No
No
No
No
Record
automation
gain
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Record
Yes
automation pan
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Flying faders
Yes (8)
Yes (4)
Yes (8)
No
Touch-sensitive Yes
faders
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Touch-sensitive No
panners
No
Yes
Yes
No
Solo/mute
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Supports audio Noa
mixing
No
No
No
No
Latch mode
Yes
(also known as
Snap mode)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Number of
steps of fader
accuracy
1024
1024
1024
Not applicable
Feature
Digi 002
(MC only)
Yes (8)
Yes
1024
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Avid
Artist Mix
Avid Artist
Transport
Avid Artist
Color
Setting up the NVIDIA Card
Feature
Digi 002
(MC only)
Command|
8
Avid
Artist
Control
Avid
Artist Mix
Avid Artist
Transport
Avid Artist
Color
a. The Digi 002 can be used as a standalone audio mixer but not at the same time as it is being used as an automation gain or
automation pan controller or control surface.
For more information on using these external fader controllers or mixers, see “Recording
Automation Gain or Automation Pan Information” in the Help.
Setting up the NVIDIA Card
To set up the NVIDIA card, you must make sure you have the correct display driver version
(install the display driver if necessary, and set the correct display settings. See the “Compatibility
Chart” on page 25 for information on the supported driver(s).
Prior to setting up the NVIDIA card, check to make sure you have the correct display driver
version. If you do not have the correct NVIDIA driver, you can install it from the Utilities folder
that installs with your Avid application.
Installation files for these drivers are installed in the folder Program Files\Avid\Utilities\nVidia.
To check the NVIDIA display driver version:
1. Right-click the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel. You can also open the Windows
Control Panel and double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel icon.
2. Click System Information at the bottom left corner of the NVIDIA Control Panel.
The version number is listed in the Graphics card information section on the ForceWare
version line.
To install the NVIDIA display driver:
1. Navigate to Program Files\Avid \Utilities \nVidia and double-click the folder that
corresponds to your operating system.
2. Double-click the file for the applicable driver.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then restart your system.
To setup multiple displays:
1. Right-click the Desktop, and select Nvidia Control Panel.
2. In the settings window in the left of the window, click Set up multiple displays.
3. Select or deselect the desired monitors listed.
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Setting up the NVIDIA Card
To set the Driver for Avid Editing Environments
1. Right-click the Desktop, and select Nvidia Control Panel.
2. Click Manage 3D Settings.
3. Click the Global Setting tab.
4. Under Global presets, select Base Profile.
5. Scroll to locate the Power Management Mode. Select Prefer maximum performance.
6. Click Apply.
Reboot after installing the Nvidia software even if you are not prompted to do so.
Never use the Windows “roll back driver” feature on the Nvidia driver. The driver version must
match the rest of the components the Nvidia installer installs.
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Shared Storage Support
Shared Storage Support
The editing application has been tested in a shared storage environment with the following.
Editing
Application
Operating
System
ISIS Clients
ISIS | 2500- ISIS 2000 Server
ISIS | 5500- ISIS 5000 Server
ISIS | 7500- ISIS 7000 Server
ISIS | 1000 Server
Windows 8
v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7 - v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7.4, v4.7.5,
v4.7.5
v5.0a
v5.0
Windows 7 64-bit
v4.2, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7.5
v4.7.5, v5.0
v5.0
Macintosh v10.9
vv4.6.1, v4.7 v4.7.4, v4.7.5,
v5.0
v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7.5
v5.0
Macintosh v10.8.x
v4.2, v4.5, 4.6.1,
v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7.5, v5.0
v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7 - v4.7.4,
v4.7.5
v5.0
Macintosh v 10.10
v4.7.4, v4.7.5,
v5.0
v4.7.4, v4.7.5
v5.0
Macintosh v10.11.x v4.7.7
v4.7.7
a. ISIS Client v5.0 is applicable to ISIS | 1000 server only.
Limitations
The following limitations apply to the current version of the editing application.
AMA
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2. BlackMagic files greater than HD will not link inside Media
Composer using the Avid QuickTime Plug-in unless the Black Magic Design Desktop Video
Software is installed. Access www.blackmagicdesign.com for information on the Black Magic
Design Desktop Video Software.
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➤
Bug Number: . Since a given file type may be supported by multiple AMA plug-ins, for best
results choose a specific AMA plug-in rather than Autodetect when performing an AMA Link to
File. When performing an AMA Link to a volume, Autodetect will normally select the correct
plug-in, but if it doesn't, choose a specific AMA plug-in and perform the AMA Link to volume
again.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00182286. When performing an AMA link to MXF media, you should
not select the Autodetect plug-in option. Choose the applicable plug-in to perform the AMA
Link to File.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00179996. If you load an AMA-linked clip into a monitor, then enable
Dynamic Relink and set the Preferred media format in the Dynamic Relink Settings dialog box
to “Any native media,” the media displays as offline. This is as designed. If there is no native
MXF or OMF media to display, the AMA-linked clips only display when you select AMA as the
preferred media format.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00178140, UDevC00180089. If you are AMA linking BlackMagic
Cinema Camera DNxHD movies, these files link as Matte Key effects rather than master clips.
Therefore these files cannot be transcoded. To workaround this, open Import Settings, and in the
Image tab set Alpha Channel to Ignore.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00180039. Media Indexer limitation: When you check in an AMA file,
the system does not create .spaaf files if the workspace for .spaaf files is not mounted correctly
on the ISIS client. Before you begin to check the AMA files into Interplay, you must manually
create the top level folder for the .spaaf files and configure the Media Indexer to index that
folder. Avid recommends that you dedicate a specific workspace for the spaaf files. The spaaf
workspace on ISIS must be mounted and accessible by the editing user on the editing machine.
On a Mac OS X system, the workspace must be mounted using the same name as the workspace.
The checkin will fail if this condition is not met.
The following shows mount point examples for a workspace named “spaafFiles”:
•
Correct: /Volumes/spaafFiles
•
Incorrect: /Volumes/spaafFiles1
The incorrect mount point can occur if you have duplicate workspace names. The ISIS client
adds a digit to a workspace name if it encounters a duplicate name. This can happen if you have
two ISIS systems. Avoid duplicate workspace names.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00178051. Do not enable Audio Waveforms if you are AMA linking to
Arri clips.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00178650. XDCAM AMA linked files might not appear in the Media
Tool. XDCAM AMA linked volumes do appear in the Media Tool.
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Application Manager
➤
Bug Number: AMPT-1727. The APPS and Feeds tab remain empty after you license via a
Floating License.
➤
Bug Number: AMPT-1808. Daily notification of a support contract expiration starting 7 days
prior to expiration is not currently working.
➤
Bug Number: AMPT-1030. When deactivating the editing application and performing an
upgrade, the System ID is not automatically pre-populated in Application Manager. For
information on locating your system ID, see the Installation Guide.
➤
Bug Number: AMPT-1731. The trial period for New Blue Titler 2 does not display in
Application Manager.
➤
Bug Number: AMPT-1719. Updating New Blue Title 1 in Application Manager should be
allowed without an active subscription.
Avid Artist Color
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00157064. Some soft keys do not light up when you use the Avid Artist
Color with your Avid editing application, including the following:
•
HSL Shift Layer: all soft keys
•
HSL Bank 2 Shift Layer: all soft keys
•
Curves: F8 and F9 soft keys
•
Curves Shift: F1, F3, F6, and F9 soft keys
•
Secondary: F2, F7, F8, and F9 soft keys
•
Secondary Shift: all soft keys
The soft keys listed above function normally even when they do not light up.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00163957. Hue offset color wheels might not appear when you use Artist
Color to enter Color Correction mode the first time after start your Avid editing application. Any
parameter update will draw them.
Workaround: When you make any change in a parameter in the Color Correction tool, the
color wheels appear.
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➤
Bug Number: UDevC00156948. (The F2 soft key (Next HSL Subtab) does not function until
after you apply a color correction to your footage. If you press F2 (Next HSL Subtab) on the
Artist Color surface before you apply a color correction, you get a system beep and the subtab
does not change.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00157932. If you use the HSL shift control for trackballs, you might see
the trackballs controlling the wrong monitor during shuttle. For example, if you press Shift and
then use the right trackball to shuttle, and then move either the left or the center trackball, you
might see the other trackballs now control the right monitor.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164772. When you first ope n the Color Correction tool, either with the
Artist Color or with the mouse, incorrect color correction values might display in parameter
fields. This problem is intermittent, and it does not occur after you change a parameter value.
Workaround: Adjust any parameter. The correct values display in the Color Correction tool.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164954. (Macintosh only): The EuControl application does not open
when you select Edit Settings in the Controller Settings dialog box. To configure your EUCON
device, you must open the EuControl application by clicking the EUCON icon in the dock, and
then selecting Window > EuControl Settings.
Avid Artist DNxIO
➤
Bug Number: BMD-67. If you see stuttering at the stop of playback, go to the Artist DNxIO
control panel, select Video Output and enable Remove Field Jitter On Pause.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-3702. Some Open IO cards do not support all RGB formats and RGB
10-bit stutters during playback. You can switch back to YUV colors space, or if you need to edit
in RGB, disable the hardware temporarily.
➤
Bug Number: BMD-6. When you perform a down convert in an RGB project, the down
converted outputs will be YUV.
➤
Bug Number: BMD-50. Unless video input is also connected, no audio is recorded when trying
to perform audio punch-in or any audio only capture.
Workaround: If you do not have a video source connected, you can perform audio only capture
or punch-in if you loop video OUT to IN on the Artist DNxIO.
Background Render
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00186139 . We do not support AMA linked QuickTime media with alpha
in Background Render.
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Limitations
Background Transcode
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00178938. The Background Queue window might stop refreshing
intermittently. Select Open Background Queue window from the task bar (Windows) or menu
bar (Macintosh) to view the background status in a browser.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00180218. If you perform an ‘alldrives’ Console command and mount a
network drive, a background transcode will not be successful to the mounted network drive. A
foreground transcode will transcode successfully.
Capture
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-3641. (Mac) Capturing Apple Pro Res in UHD 50/59.94 results in a
video overrun error.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00181736. If you are on a Windows 8 system, you might notice a slight
stutter while recording (or in Capture Mode) but the video will record without any skips or
dropped frames.
Compatibility
➤
Bug Number: . IMPORTANT: In Media Composer v8.5.x, if you use the Z Rotation parameter
to rotate your media and then bring that media to a bin on a system running an earlier version of
Media Composer, the Z-rotation parameter will no longer be applied when you bring that bin
back to Media Composer v8.5.x.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-975. Mojo hardware does not support projects with RGB. You will
receive the message “Current hardware is not compatible with this project’s settings and is being
switched to inactive.”
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2425. If you have a bin with AMA linked QuickTime in Media
Composer v8.3 and you open the bin in Media Composer v7.0.4.1, the editing application
crashes. The bin opens successfully in Media Composer v8.2. A future v7.0.4. release will
support opening an 8.3 bin with AMA linked QuickTime.
➤
Bug Number: . Software viewers and fullscreen playback is limited to 8 bits.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-1093. When working with some HDMI monitors and higher than HD
media, switching focus from the editing application, to the desktop and then back to the editing
application might result in a delay before the image displays on the client monitor.
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➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2365. When using a trial version of the Sapphire plug-in, the editing
application will crash. You can apply a Sapphire effect with a non-trial version of the plug-in.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-348. (Mac) With some versions of the Mac OS, if you open the Title
Tool, select Help and type any text to the Search field and then select, Show All Help Topics, the
Title Tool will crash. To open the Help from within the Title Tool, select Help and choose
Contents. The Media Composer Help will open to the “Creating Titles” topic.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-206. (Mac) In some instances, when Matrox drivers are installed on
your system, you might receive a beachball when using the Color Picker. If this occurs, type the
following in the Console Window: useCrossPlatformColorPicker 1
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-4555. When transcoding clips that have embedded LUTs such as LogC
ARRI AMIRA clips and Panasonic P2 clips with V-LUT and you decide not to apply the color
transformations during the transcode, the color metadata will be carried forward in the new clip
but the LUT won't be embedded in the new clip. This will result in improper colors when looking
at the transcoded clip since the required LUT won't be “baked in”.
Workaround: Use the original AMA clip or transcode with “apply color transformations”
enabled in the Consolidate/Transcode window.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00166431. You might receive AMPI Subsystem errors when launching
the editing application. Avid recommends that you refer to the following Knowledge Base article
for information on possible causes.
http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=377091
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00185899. (Macintosh) You can not open the editing application Help in
Google Chrome. Use a browser such as Safari or Mozilla to open the help.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00151588. You must have the MediaNetwork client installed on your
system in order to play linked AMA clips from the MediaNetwork shared storage.
➤
Bug Number: . The Standalone Transfer Manager will be supported with this release, except for
compatibility with Airspeed Classic and Open I/O devices.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00173830. When attaching and detaching the Nitris DX hardware the
system might restart.
Dynamic Media Folder (DMF)
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00180779. If you select the QuickTime folder plug-in from the DMF drop
down menu and attempt to link to QuickTime files inside the DMF watch folder, an error
message will occur stating the files cannot be linked and the DMF process will terminate.
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Workaround: Select the Autodetect AMA Plug-in from the DMF drop-down menu to link to
QuickTime files and/or folders.
➤
Bug Number: . If you are using a removable drive or reader as a DMF watch folder, make sure
that “Automatically AMA-link to volumes” is deselected in the AMA Settings.
➤
Bug Number: . The following media types are not currently supported with Dynamic Media
Folders in Media Composer:
•
Uncompressed 8bit and 10b QuickTime files
•
QuickTime files that include an alpha channel
•
Sony XDCAM-EX
Dynamic Relink
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-522. Dynamic Relink picks the wrong video when there is overlapping
timecode.
Workaround: Media management in Avid workflows requires that all clips associated with a
physical source id (e.g. Tape ID) must have non-overlapping timecode ranges. If you have clips
with overlapping timecode ranges for the same physical source id, you can modify the tape id to
be unique in Media Composer and transcode or consolidate to new clips.
Effects
➤
Bug Number: . You cannot import a Matte that does not match the project frame rate.
➤
Bug Number: . sSource settings are not available for matte keys.
➤
Bug Number: . AVX 1 effects are no longer supported and will not be recognized in this latest
version of Media Composer. Please contact the respective 3rd-party plug-in vendor for an AVX2
64-bit version of any existing plug-in that you might have purchased. The following Avid AVX1
effects will automatically be promoted to AVX2:
•
Avid Pan & Zoom
•
Region Stabilize
•
RGB Keyer
When you load a previously-generated sequence containing one of these effects, they will
automatically be promoted to new corresponding AVX2 effects. These effects will not be
recognized by earlier versions of Media Composer.
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Limitations
➤
Modifying Pan Values in the Timeline: You can display different pan values in the Timeline for
different audio tracks by clicking the Clip Gain/Pan button in the Track Control panel and
selecting one of the pan value options. However, if you want to manipulate pan control points
(either adding a keyframe or adjusting a keyframe), you must make sure all audio tracks display
the same pan values. To do this, Alt+click the Clip Gain/Pan button in the Track Control panel
for any audio track and select a pan value option.
High Resolution
➤
Bug Number: . In a greater than HD project, if you have selected Proxy Timeline in the Format
tab and are in YCbCr Color Space, the only resolution available for media creation is
DNxHR LB.
➤
Bug Number: . If your project is set to RGB Color Space, Proxy Timeline is not available. You
can however, transcode to proxy dimensions. In RGB Color Space, only DNxHR 444 is available
for media creation.
➤
Bug Number: . In an HD project, if you want to transcode the source media to DNxHR and
keep the original size (for example, to create 2K DNxHR), you need to temporarily change the
project raster (to anything larger than HD) so that the DNxHR codec is available in the transcode
menu. Once completed, switch back the project to HD.
➤
Bug Number: . For larger than HD projects, “Same as Source” export is not available.
➤
Bug Number: . Pro Tools does not yet support higher than HD sequences. You must do an HD
mixdown of your tracks before sending the sequence to Pro Tools.
➤
Bug Number: . DNxHR is not available as a QuickTime option.
Interplay
➤
Bug Number: . (Interplay) Dynamic relink is not currently supported for media that requires
pulldown. Therefore, you can only use it with clips where the media has been acquired at the
native frame rate (without pulldown).
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164931. (Avid Interplay and Windows 7) Can't locate Media Indexer
on Avid editor after first install. After an initial installation of the editor and Interplay support
software, the editing application may fail to locate the Media Indexer. This can happen if some of
the Avid Service Framework services have not started correctly.
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Workaround: Open the Workgroup Properties tool on the editor and check whether any of the
services are not running. Restart any services as required. Then restart the Avid editing
application again. You may have to do this the first few times that you start the editor. After a few
times the services will begin starting automatically, even after a reboot.
iXML Metadata in BWAV Files
➤
Bug Number: . Multi-channel track identification information is not read from iXML
➤
Bug Number: . Markers in the iXMl are not imported when the file is linked.
➤
Bug Number: . Implied channel group information by file name pattern, as used by the audio
import code, is not available when using the WaveAIFF AMA.
➤
Bug Number: . Channel group information, the iXML data that is used to group multiple mono
files into a single clip, is not interpreted. To workaround this, reconstruct the channel groups
manually with AutoSync.
To reconstruct the multi-channel track identifications, set in the AMA setting link options for
Multichannel audio prior to linking, or edit afterward with multi-channel audio pane of clip
menu “modify” dialog.
Output
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-4675. EDL’s do not currently support 64 tracks of audio.
➤
You cannot control down/cross conversion from the Video Output Tool when in TrueP mode for
1080p projects or when you are in Stereoscopic mode.
Workaround: When in stereoscopic mode or have True Progressive output set for 1080p
projects, the down-convert and cross-convert options are not available. To output at a rate
different than the project format, go to the Format tab and change the output project setting.
Performance
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00179008. Foreground performance of the application could be impacted
while waveforms cache for systems attached to XDCAM EX device.
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Play
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-3005. The internal structure of Apple ProRes requires a width that is a
multiple of 16 pixels. For cases where the media (or project dimensions) does not fit this
requirement, extra processing is required to respect this multiple. This can cause a performance
degradation noticeable during playback and processing. The common instances are when
working at project dimensions 1998 x 1080 (2K DCI Flat) and 3996 x 2160 (4K DCI Flat).
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2046. You might see dropped frames playing back DNxHR HQX
media with hardware output downconvert, in Full Quality 10-bit mode.
Workaround: Playback DNxHR HQX in Full Quality (green/green) 8-bit mode.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-1976. You might see dropped frames working in 4K high frame rate
projects and Multicam. We will improve the performance in a future release.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00153838. You might receive an “Exception: The sequence or one of its
source elements is too long to be played” error if you have a sequence over 12 hours.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2210, MCDEV-2299, MCDEV-2298. When working in higher than
HD projects, playing back AMA linked media in full quality mode (green/green) might not
playback smoothly.
Workaround: Set the playback quality mode to Draft Quality mode (yellow/green) or Best
Performance mode (yellow/yellow).
Project Sync
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00179779. If you use Interplay Assist to create shotlists, you can save the
shotlists in a folder within a synced project folder in your Interplay database. However, updating
the synced project from the editing application does not update the bin with the shotlist. This is
as designed. The Interplay synced project workflow uses projects created and edited in your Avid
editing application and then saved to Interplay so other editing application users can access the
same project.
Workaround: Create your shotlists in the editing application and then update your project. The
shotlist appears in the synced project folder in Interplay as well as in the bin in your editing
project.
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➤
Bug Number: UDevC0017968. If you create a new synced project, delete it before opening the
project on your Avid editing machine, and then add the project from Interplay and open it, the
project is empty and contains no bins. This results from creating a synced project, which creates
the necessary synced project folder in your Interplay database, but not creating any content for
the project.
Workaround: If you open a project that has no content, you can create a new bin. The new bin
is saved to Interplay, which then creates the folder structure for the media in your synced project.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00179847. Opening a bin from another project while you work in a
synced project does not add that bin to the project saved to Interplay, and updating a synced
project from Interplay does not update a bin opened from a different project. Only bins that are
part of an Interplay synced project are saved to Interplay.
Workaround: If you want to add media from another project to your Interplay synced project,
create a new bin and add the media directly to it. When the bin is saved to Interplay, your synced
project updates correctly.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00180164. You cannot update a sequence from Interplay in a synced
project by right-clicking the Source or Record monitor and selecting Update from Interplay.
Workaround: To update a sequence in a synced project, click the bin with your sequence to
activate it, and then select File > Save Bin, or select the bin, and then select Bin > Update Bin
from Interplay. For more information on saving sequences to Interplay, see “Updating a Synced
Project” in the Help for your Avid editing application.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00180195. If two or more editors are working on the same Interplay
synced project, deleting folders and bins by one user might create conflicts and cause the second
user’s editing application to become unstable. This can happen when one editor moves a folder
that contains a bin to the Trash and then saves the project. This updates the project on Interplay.
If a second editor working on the same synced project at the same time has the bin open, updates
his project from Interplay, the now-deleted bin stays open in the local project even though the
Trash folder shows the bin has been deleted. If the second editor then makes a change to this bin
and tries to save it, the editor receives an error stating that the bin has been deleted from
Interplay. This error message might appear several times. If the second editor dismisses the error
messages and tries to close the bin, an assertion error appears and the application becomes
unresponsive.
Workaround: Avid recommends that you do not delete folders from your Interplay synced
project if other users are working on the same project simultaneously.
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QuickTime
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00159820. QuickTime Reference movies are not supported by
QuickTime Player X. They are still supported in QuickTime Player 7 on the Macintosh. They are
also not supported in QuickTime version 7.6.9 on Windows.
Stereoscopic 3D
➤
A software developer's kit is now available for 3rd-party partners who would like to build AMA
plug-ins, AVX2 effects, or develop applications that support stereoscopic 3D media/sequences
compatible with Avid Media Composer. This developer's kit is available on the Avid website.
➤
720p Stereoscopic projects are not currently supported with Open I/O hardware from 3rd-party
vendors.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164741. If a rolling title is used in an Over\Under stereo project, you
may get the wrong scaling and cropping of lines.
➤
Stereoscopic projects are not supported on Avid Interplay.
➤
NVIDIA 3D Vision
➤
•
Avid currently only supports the NVIDIA 3D Vision Home bundle (which includes the 3D
glasses, emitter hub and display monitor). The 3D Vision Pro has not been successfully
tested.
•
Full screen playback on an NVIDIA 3D Vision monitor is only supported on a Windows
system.
•
Due to an NVIDIA driver issue, the first time that the full screen play window appears, the
application will resize to a single monitor. Resize the application as necessary. You can reset
your window positions by clicking on a toolset in the menu.
Bug Number: UDevC00161499. Ancillary data output is not supported if you are working in
full stereoscopic format.
Timeline
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2421. If you edit a clip into the Timeline with classic markers, then
perform an Undo and a Redo, the system might crash.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164751. If you have a sequence loaded in the Timeline, and you have
waveforms on, clicking or dragging in the Timeline does not stop the waveform from drawing.
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Workaround: Hold Cmd + . to stop the waveform from drawing.
Titles
➤
Bug Number: . Titles created with NewBlue are not currently real-time.
➤
Bug Number: . Dropping a NewBlue (or any filter) between an IN-OUT does not respect the
In-OUT, you need to create some edit points to mark the duration.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00176468. (Macintosh) Icelandic characters are not supported when
working with the Title Tool. As a workaround, you can use the NewBlue Titler Pro plugin which
does support Icelandic characters.
XDCAM
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00177208. XDCAM Multicam media might appear choppy in the
Source/Record monitors when you perform reverse playback with the J key.
➤
Bug Number: . You cannot export an XDCAM clip or sequence that is less than 2 seconds long.
User Interface
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00162819. You cannot copy and paste timecode values into the Source or
Record monitors. To enter timecode in the monitors, select the monitor and then type in the
appropriate timecode values.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164678. You can drag audio keyframes past adjacent audio keyframes.
Moving an audio keyframe past another keyframe causes the keyframes to swap values. For
example, set volume levels on two audio keyframes: Keyframe A for low volume (left keyframe)
and Keyframe B for high volume (right keyframe). If you then drag Keyframe A to the right of
Keyframe B, Keyframe A now displays the higher volume level.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00164995. (Macintosh only) If you load a group clip into the Source
monitor while in MultiCamera mode, the monitor displays the clip as if MultiCamera mode is
still selected, although the action of loading the group clip actually causes the Avid editing
application to enter Source/Record mode. If you play back the clip, you only see the linecut and
cannot perform MultiCamera edits.
Workaround: To turn off the Multicamera mode display, select Special > Multicamera Mode,
and make sure MultiCamera Mode is not selected.
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➤
Bug Number: UDevC00165159. (Macintosh only) If you render a sequence containing a title
by selecting Clip > Render In/Out or by right-clicking the sequence and selecting Render In/Out,
the progress bar displaying the status of the render operation does not update and the application
appears to become unresponsive. However, even though the progress bar does not advance, the
rendering operation continues. When it completes, the progress bar closes.
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Digidesign TDM Bus, DigiLink, DigiMeter, DigiPanner, DigiProNet, DigiRack, DigiSerial, DigiSnake, DigiSystem, Digital
Choreography, Digital Nonlinear Accelerator, DigiTest, DigiTranslator, DigiWear, DINR, DNxchange, Do More, DPP-1, D-Show, DSP
Manager, DS-StorageCalc, DV Toolkit, DVD Complete, D-Verb, Eleven, EM, Euphonix, EUCON, EveryPhase, Expander,
ExpertRender, Fader Pack, Fairchild, FastBreak, Fast Track, Film Cutter, FilmScribe, Flexevent, FluidMotion, Frame Chase, FXDeko,
HD Core, HD Process, HDpack, Home-to-Hollywood, HYBRID, HyperSPACE, HyperSPACE HDCAM, iKnowledge, Image
Independence, Impact, Improv, iNEWS, iNEWS Assign, iNEWS ControlAir, InGame, Instantwrite, Instinct, Intelligent Content
Management, Intelligent Digital Actor Technology, IntelliRender, Intelli-Sat, Intelli-sat Broadcasting Recording Manager, InterFX,
Interplay, inTONE, Intraframe, iS Expander, iS9, iS18, iS23, iS36, ISIS, IsoSync, LaunchPad, LeaderPlus, LFX, Lightning, Link &
Sync, ListSync, LKT-200, Lo-Fi, MachineControl, Magic Mask, Make Anything Hollywood, make manage move | media, Marquee,
MassivePack, Massive Pack Pro, Maxim, Mbox, Media Composer, MediaFlow, MediaLog, MediaMix, Media Reader, Media
Recorder, MEDIArray, MediaServer, MediaShare, MetaFuze, MetaSync, MIDI I/O, Mix Rack, Moviestar, MultiShell, NaturalMatch,
NewsCutter, NewsView, NewsVision, Nitris, NL3D, NLP, NSDOS, NSWIN, OMF, OMF Interchange, OMM, OnDVD, Open Media
Framework, Open Media Management, Painterly Effects, Palladium, Personal Q, PET, Podcast Factory, PowerSwap, PRE,
ProControl, ProEncode, Profiler, Pro Tools, Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools M-Powered, Pro Transfer, QuickPunch,
QuietDrive, Realtime Motion Synthesis, Recti-Fi, Reel Tape Delay, Reel Tape Flanger, Reel Tape Saturation, Reprise, Res Rocket
Surfer, Reso, RetroLoop, Reverb One, ReVibe, Revolution, rS9, rS18, RTAS, Salesview, Sci-Fi, Scorch, ScriptSync,
SecureProductionEnvironment, Serv|GT, Serv|LT, Shape-to-Shape, ShuttleCase, Sibelius, SimulPlay, SimulRecord, Slightly Rude
Compressor, Smack!, Soft SampleCell, Soft-Clip Limiter, SoundReplacer, SPACE, SPACEShift, SpectraGraph, SpectraMatte,
SteadyGlide, Streamfactory, Streamgenie, StreamRAID, SubCap, Sundance, Sundance Digital, SurroundScope, Symphony, SYNC
HD, SYNC I/O, Synchronic, SynchroScope, Syntax, TDM FlexCable, TechFlix, Tel-Ray, Thunder, TimeLiner, Titansync, Titan, TL
Aggro, TL AutoPan, TL Drum Rehab, TL Everyphase, TL Fauxlder, TL In Tune, TL MasterMeter, TL Metro, TL Space, TL Utilities,
tools for storytellers, Transit, TransJammer, Trillium Lane Labs, TruTouch, UnityRAID, Vari-Fi, Video the Web Way, VideoRAID,
VideoSPACE, VTEM, Work-N-Play, Xdeck, X-Form, Xmon and XPAND! are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Avid
Technology, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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