Avid Media Composer Long Term Release Schedule

Avid shared their Media Composer Long Term Release (LTR) plans via one of their informative LIVE webinars today, and we wanted to share it with you just in case you missed it. Click the image below to view the “Migrating from Media Composer 2018.12” webinar (~32mins) If you haven’t tried Media Composer 2020.x, it’s time.  Upgrade […]

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What is the Avid Universal Media Engine (UME)?

“UME is replacing the existing AMA (Avid Media Access) functionality that has been used by Media Composer for linking to, importing, and exporting file-based media.” UME was initially introduced in Media Composer 2019.6 to provide Op1a support, and provides file-based workflow capabilities similar to AMA, but with better performance for Linking, Importing & Exporting. As […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro – Hardware & Performance Recommendations

Adobe has leveraged GPU acceleration in their Mercury Playback Engine for playback & preview, but in May, 2020 they released the ability to leverage your GPU when exporting from Premiere Pro v14.2.  Adobe Hardware Acceleration System Requirements & Recommendations Huge Time Savings for Many Encoding Tasks w/Proper Hardware & Settings! Our initial tests exporting H.264 […]

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Media Composer System Requirements and Compatibility

For an optimal experience with Media Composer, we strongly recommend choosing an Avid-qualified system.  We’ve been developing PC workstations & custom hardware solutions for the Media Composer platform longer than anyone, and also leverage HP’s Avid Qualified mobile workstations in our workstation solutions portfolio. With that said, we thought it noteworthy to point out the […]

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Adobe Creative Cloud – Operating System Support

“Creative Cloud 2019 apps are available for Windows 7, Windows 10 or later, and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.  2019 versions of Digital Video products require the newest versions of Windows 10 and macOS Sierra or later.  Windows 8.1 or early Windows 10 versions are not supported.” “In order to take advantage of the latest […]

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dTective & Media Composer 2019.x and 2020.x

Ocean Systems recommends that dTective® users leveraging archive-R, hold off on upgrading their systems to Media Composer 2019.x or 2020.x until further notice. Alll dTective® and ClearID® effects work as intended with Media Composer 2019.x & 2020.x, however, “archive-R” currently does NOT support either.  Furthermore, 2020.x introduces Avid’s new Universal Media Engine (UME) replacing QuickTime, […]

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Media Composer SUBSCRIPTION Change – Effective May 30, 2019

Some of our customers may have received an email from Avid titled “Important Information Regarding Your Media Composer Product” recently.  If you did, please know the changes discussed in this email only affect Avid Media Composer subscriptions. Essentially, those who have a subscription-based license, will only be able to run MC v2018.9 or higher. Additionally, […]

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Media Composer – What’s New for Forensic Users

Upgrade Your Avid Media Composer Software from ANY version for as little as $399!  Call us at (301) 476-8015 Below you’ll find a summary of features added by version that may be of interest to Forensic users of Avid Media Composer.  For complete details on each release, visit the Avid Media Composer 2018 Documentation page […]

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How do I record audio in DVR dCoder v2.0 or later?

The link below will provide you the DVR dCoder settings for working with audio. Note: DVR dCoder while still available with dTective has been moved to a legacy folder as it is no longer in development. Omnivore with Active Audio Sync is the actively developed program.  Active Audio Sync allows you to capture low and […]

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DVR dCoder’s output file is all black

When you are in the Post Processing dialog box and attempting to save a file out, the output file is all black when you attempt to import it into your Avid system. This can happen when your temporary file in DVR dCoder is corrupted. This can be fixed by performing the following steps: If you […]

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