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ReadMe for Media Composer® | Software v8.3.1
Revision History
Date
Description
March 10, 2015
Updated Fixed in 8.3.1 to list fixed bug MCDEV-2557.
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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.
Contents
New in Media Composer v8.3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Fixed in 8.3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
New in Media Composer v8.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Notes on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Notes on Software Licensing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Compatibility Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting up the NVIDIA Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Shared Storage Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Feature Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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New in Media Composer v8.3.1
New in Media Composer v8.3.1
For information on new features, see the What’s New v8.3.1.
Media Composer v8.3.x Not Supported in an Interplay Environment: This version of Media
Composer is not supported in an Interplay environment. Please ignore all references to Interplay
in the High-Resolution Workflow Guide and Media Composer help.
For a list of versions that are currently supported, see this Knowledge Base article on
compatibility.
Fixed in 8.3.1
The following have been fixed:
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2557. In some instances you could not change the Sequence TC or Aux
TC in bin columns from drop frame to non-drop frame.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-334. Performing a QuickTime® Reference export with a sequence
containing mixed edit rates did not ignore disabled tracks.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-127. When working with Canon 300 spanned files, transcoding the
AMA clip with the “Apply color transformation (compatibility mode)” enabled does not apply
the changes to the second spanned clip.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-384. Entering the “MonCon” Console command resulted in a
“segmentation fault” error.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-284. You might have received an “Exception: VDM3_VideoProducer.:
ExecuteRequest” error when capturing 720 from an AJA I/O device.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-387. Copying text from a column using Ctrl+C did not copy the text.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-154. You might have received an assertion error when AMA linking to
an XDCAM file greater than 2GB.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-292. In some instances, a background transcode failed if the sequence
contained effects or an alpha channel.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-423. Broadcast WAV files with audio on tracks other than A1 would go
offline if Dynamic Relink was enabled.
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Fixed in 8.3.1
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-287. AMA linking to a QuickTime 4:4:4 file created in Resolve resulted
in an “AMA Plug-In Unable to Provide Sample” error.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-182. The wrong camera displayed in the Record monitor during
playback if you changed cameras with a rendered Title in the sequence.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00185780. Link Selection in the Timeline did not work with cross
frame-rate transcoded clips.
➤
Bug Number: UDevC00184196. You might have received “XDCAM: Insufficient free space”
errors when exporting XDCAM OP1a to an UNC path.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-182. The wrong camera displayed in the Record monitor during
playback if you changed cameras with a rendered Title in the sequence.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-356. SubCap did not display certain international characters correctly.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-383. Chinese characters appeared as question marks in a SubCap effect.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-313. (NewsCutter) Changing the Master Fader removed clips from the
Timeline.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-420. In some instances, exporting as QuickTime Reference resulted in
audio looping.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-371. A Normalize effect took a long time to render.
➤
Bug Number: MCCET-410. Opening the Effect Editor from the Tools menu might have resulted
in a “MonPane:: SetComposition” error.
➤
Bug Number: . For larger than HD projects, “Same as Source” export was not available.
➤
Bug Number: . DNxHR was not available as a QuickTime option.
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New in Media Composer v8.3
New in Media Composer v8.3
For information on new features, see the What’s New v8.3.
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Any customer that has previously activated a v8 license will need to re-activate their
current license when they want to upgrade to Media Composer v8.3 or higher. Dongle
customers will also need to re-update their dongle. For more information, please see the
Media Composer | Software Support Contract License Update FAQ knowledge base
article.
Changed in Media Composer v8.3
•
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.”
•
Media Composer has been qualified with Mac OS v10.10.2.
•
ATTO drivers are no longer installed with the editing application. To use the latest drivers,
visit www.Attotech.com.
Before Installing the Editing Application
Media Composer Release Date
With the December 2014 release of Media Composer | Software 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 | Software Support Contract License Update
FAQ knowledge base article.
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This does not apply to subscriptions of Media Composer | Software. 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 is created has changed. Media Composer v8.3 is
compatible with Application Manager v2.2. However, if you update to Application Manager
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Before Installing the Editing Application
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:
•
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.
Support with Media Composer | Cloud
The Media Composer editing application v8.3 has not been qualified in a Media
Composer | Cloud environment. If you are using Media Composer | Cloud, Avid recommends
that you do not update to Media Composer v8.3.
Installation Information
Read through the Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications. This document is available on
the Knowledge Base.
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
Avid recommends a minimum of 8GB RAM. If you try to launch the editing application on a
system with less than 8GB RAM, on some systems, you might receive an
“m_pPrimaryBufferPtr” error and the application will not launch.
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 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.
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After Installing the Editing Application
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.
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.
Open I/O
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
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Notes on Windows
Notes on Windows
Note the following topics if you are running the editing application on the Windows OS.
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.
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 25 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 25 for more info.
Depending upon your hardware the qualified Operating Systems are:
•
Windows v7 64-bit SP1(Professional) and Windows v8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)
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Macintosh v10.8.5, v10.9.5, v10.10.2
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.
Macintosh v10.8.x and AVCHD
If you are working with AVCHD and have Macintosh v10.8.x (Mountain Lion) OS installed in
your system, the AVCHD folder will appear as a QuickTime icon. When performing an AMA
Link, you must right+click the AVCHD QuickTime icon and select Show Package Contents.
Then you can see the BDV folder. Right +click the BDV folder and select Show Package
Contents. Then you can see the files needed to perform an AMA Link.
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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
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K4200 or
K5200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
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
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
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
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
Lenovo D30 Dual 6-core E5-2630V2 2.6, 8 core K4000
E5-2650V2 2.6, or 12 core E5-2695V2 2.4
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
16/32 GB DDR3-1866 memory
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Software Only
FX Quadro 3800 and Nitris DX
Q4000
Mojo DX
HP Z440 6 or 8 core 3.0 Ghz or higher]
NVIDIA K2200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K2200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K2200
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
NVIDIA K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
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
Dell T3610 6-core E5-1650 V2 3.5 Ghz 8/16 GB NVIDIA K2000
DDR3-1866 memory
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Lenovo S30 6-core E5-1650V2 3.5 Ghz 8/16
GB DDR3-1866 memory
NVIDIA K2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
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
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
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
HP z400 Single 6 Core 3.33 GHz
NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3800
Quadro 2000
Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
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
K600
Software Only
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
HD4600
Lenovo P300 quad Xeon E3-1246V3 3.5 Ghz
K600 or K620
8/16/32 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or
SFF
HD4600
Lenovo E32 quad Xeon E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
K600
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
HD4600
Dell T1700 quad Xeon E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
K600
8/16 GB DDR3-1600 memory Tower or SFF
HD4600
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Software Only
Software Only
Software Only
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Hardware
Graphics Card
Supported with
HP Z1 G2 All-in-one E3-1245V3 3.4 Ghz
K2100M
Mojo DX Thunderbolt
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 Software Only
HD4000
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:
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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
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" - (Gen 2) 2.5Ghz and higher
K1100M
quad core i7 1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz
K2100M
DDR3 Memory thunderbolt
Software Only
HP Zbook 15" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core i7 K1100M
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
K2100M
Memory thunderbolt
Software Only
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Notebooks
Graphics Cards Supported With
HP Zbook 17" (Gen 2) 2.5 Ghz and higher quad K2200M
core i7
K3100M
1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
K4100M
Memory thunderbolt
Software Only
HP Zbook 17" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core i7 K3100M
Software Only
1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory thunderbolt
K4100M
Dell M3800 15" 2.3 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16/32 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Ultrabook
K1100M
Dell M3800 15" 2.2 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Ultrabook
K1100M
Dell M4800 15" 2.5 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 or higher 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz DDR3 Memory
K1100M
Dell M4800 15" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3 Memory
K1100M
Software Only
K2100M
Software Only
K2100M
K2100M
K2100M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Software Only
Mojo DX
Dell M6800 17" 2.5 Ghz and higher quad core K3100M
i7 or higher1920x1080 - 8/16/32 GB 1600Mhz
K4100M
DDR3 Memory
K5100
Software Only
Mojo DX
Dell M6800 17" 2.4 Ghz and higher quad core
i7 1920x1080 - 8/16 GB 1600Mhz DDR3
Memory
K3100M
Software Only
Mojo DX
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
Lenovo ThinkPad W530
"Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6 GHz, i7-3820QM
2.7GHz, i7-3920XM 2.9GHz
NVIDIA Quadro
K1000M or
K2000M
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K4100M
Software Only
K2100M
Software Only
K2100M
Software Only
Mojo DX
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified PC Notebooks
Graphics Cards Supported With
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 D300,
core 2.7 (Late 2013) 16/32 GB 1866Mhz
D500, and D700
DDR3 Memory Thunderbolt - no PCI-e slots
Mac Pro “Westmere” Two 2.66GHz 6-Core
Intel Xeon (12 cores)
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Supported With
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Software Only
Nitris DX
Mojo DX
Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Macintosh Hardware
Graphics Cards
Supported With
iMac 27" 4 GHz i7 or 3.5 Ghz i7 Quad core
8/16/32 GB with Retina 5k
AMD Radeon R9
M290X or M295X
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
iMac 21.5" 2.9 GHz i5 or 3.1 Ghz i7 Quad
core Late 2013 - Thunderbolt - 8/16 GB
1600Mhz DDR3
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
iMac 21.5” 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel i5,
3.1GHz Quad-core Intel i7 (Late 2012)
NVIDIA GeForce
650M
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
iMac 27” Display Quad Core 3.4 GHz (Mid
2011)
ATI 6970M
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
Mac mini 2.3/2.6GHz quad core Intel i7
Intel HD 4000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
Mac Mini Server 2.0 GHz i7 Quad core
Thunderbolt - 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Intel
3000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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
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
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
MacBook Air 13" - 2.0 GHz I7 Dual-Core
Thunderbolt - 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3L
Intel HD4000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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Qualified Hardware and Operating Systems
Qualified Macintosh Notebook
Graphics Cards
Supported With
MacBook Pro 15" 2.3/2.6/2.7 GHz I7 (Late
2013) Quad-Core - Retina & Thunderbolt
HD5000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3L Memory
MacBook Pro 17"
2.2/2.3/ GHz Quad Core i7
6750M
Intel
3000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
MacBook Pro 15"
2.0/2.2/2.3GHz Quad Core i7
6490M
6750M
Intel
3000
Mojo DX (Thunderbolt)
Software Only
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Compatibility Chart
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
v7.7.6 (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.
Avid Interplay
Support
See Knowledge Base article on
compatibility.
Media Composer 8.3.1 is not supported
in an Interplay environment.
NVIDIA Driver
Support
v340.84
See “Setting up the NVIDIA Card” on
page 23.
For setting up the driver for stereoscopic,
see the NVIDIA setup info in the
Stereoscopic 3D Workflow Guide.
Shared Storage
Support
Avid Unity ISIS®.
See “Shared Storage Support” on
page 24.
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.
Avid Artist Avid Artist Avid Artist
Command|8 Control
Mix
Transport
Avid Artist
Color
Control surface Yes
for transport
controls and
other functions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(transport
only, no soft
keys)
Yes
Provides audio Yes
play, input, and
output
No
No
No
No
N/A
Record
Yes
automation gain
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Record
Yes
automation pan
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Flying faders
Yes (8)
Yes (4)
Yes (8)
No
N/A
Touch-sensitive Yes
faders
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Touch-sensitive No
panners
No
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Solo/mute
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Supports audio
mixing
Noa
No
No
No
No
N/A
Latch mode
(also known as
Snap mode)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
N/A
Number of
steps of fader
accuracy
1024
1024
1024
1024
Not applicable
N/A
Feature
Digi 002
(MC only)
Yes (8)
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Setting up the NVIDIA Card
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 18 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.
To set the Driver for Avid Editing Environments
1. Right-click the Desktop, and select Nvidia Control Panel.
2. Click Manage 3D Settings.
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Shared Storage Support
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.
Shared Storage Support
The editing application has been tested in a shared storage environment with the following.
Editing
Application
Operating
System
ISIS Clients
ISIS | 2500-2000 Server
ISIS | 5500-5000 Server
ISIS | 7500-7000 Server
Windows 8
v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7, v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7, v4.7.2, v4.7.3
v4.7.3
Windows 7 64-bit
v4.2, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7, v4.7.2, v4.7.3
v4.7, v4.7.3
Macintosh
Yosemite v10.10
v4.7.4
v4.7.4
Macintosh
Mavericks v10.9
vv4.6.1, v4.7,
v4.7.3
v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7, v4.7.2, v4.7.3
Macintosh
Mountain Lion
v10.8.x
v4.2, v4.5, 4.6.1,
v4.7, v4.7.3
v4.2.2 Kit, v4.5, v4.6.1, v4.7, v4.7.2, v4.7.3
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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
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
8 GB RAM minimum. 16 GB
RAM recommended
J2K Capture
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
Qualified PC Dual 6 Core or higher
Qualified Mac Pro 6 core or higher, 12
core with Hyperthreading
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Feature Performance
Feature
Description
Recommended System
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
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)
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
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Limitations
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.
➤
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.
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Limitations
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: UDevC00179925. AS-11 export currently does not include a data track in the
resulting file.
➤
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.
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
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Limitations
•
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.
➤
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.
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: 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: 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.
➤
Bug Number: MCDEV-2160. Weblists in the List Tool are supported in Safari and Internet
Explorer browsers.
➤
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.
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➤
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
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Bug Number: . When transcoding LogC AMIRA clips that have embedded LUTs, 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 AMIRA LUT won’t be embedded in the new clip. This
will then lead to improper colors when looking at the transcoded clip since the required LUT
won't be available.
Workaround: Use the original AMIRA clip or transcode with “apply color transformations”
enabled
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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
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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)
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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.
Workaround: Select the Autodetect AMA Plug-in from the DMF drop-down menu to link to
QuickTime files and/or folders.
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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.
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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
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.
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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:
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Avid Pan & Zoom
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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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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.
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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: . 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.
iXML Metadata in BWAV Files
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Bug Number: . Multi-channel track identification information is not read from iXML
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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
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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-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 high-framed media in full quality mode (green/green) or
proxy mode might not playback smoothly.
Workaround: Set the playback quality mode to Draft Quality mode (yellow/green) or Best
Performance mode (yellow/yellow).
QuickTime
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Bug Number: . If you are performing a QuickTime AMA workflow with Adobe After Effects,
there is a difference in how the roundtrip works with the new DNxHR compression compared to
the DNxHD compression. See “QuickTime AMA Workflow with Adobe After Effects” on
page 37.
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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.
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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.
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Stereoscopic projects are not supported on Avid Interplay.
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NVIDIA 3D Vision
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•
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.
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.
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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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QuickTime AMA Workflow with Adobe After Effects
If you are performing a QuickTime AMA workflow with Adobe After Effects, there is a
difference in how the roundtrip works with the new DNxHR compression compared to the
DNxHD compression. DNxHD has only RGB color space. DNxHR has both RGB and YCbCr.
Adobe After Effects works in RGB color space only. In order to save image colors during
roundtrip, you need to make sure to set the appropriate color level settings.
•
If you are working with RGB, in the Standard Video Compression Settings dialog, select
the Avid DNxHR Codec and the DNxHR 4:4:4 resolution.
•
If you are working with YCbCr, make sure to set “601/709” in Export Settings window
and the Color Levels to “RGB” in the Standard Video Compression Settings window, select
the Avid DNxHR codec and the specific DNxHR Resolution, for example, DNxHR High
Quality 10 bit, High Quality 8 bit, Standard Quality, or Low Bandwith.
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