Media Composer v6.0.x, NewsCutter v10.0.x, Symphony v6.0.x

Updated 12-Apr-2015

6.0.5.1 – 10.0.5.1

Product

Media Composer 6.x
PC – MAC

NewsCutter 10.x
PC

Symphony 6.x
PC – MAC

What’s new in 6.0

6.0

10.0

6.0

Readme for the new 6.0.5.1

Readme 6.0.5

Readme 6.0.5.1

Readme 10.0.5

 Readme 10.0.5.1

Readme 6.0.5

 Readme 6.0.5.1

Marianna’s FAQ

Marianna’s link giant MC 6.0 FAQ and getting started fast section
Here you will find answers to most of your questions regarding the new release!

If I get stuck, where is the
Knowledge Base?

http://www.avid.com/support
Try the new Google powered knowledge base!

Mixed Important
Media Composer 6 Links

MC 6 Editing Guide – MC 6 brochure

AMA – Blazing fast media workflow

AMA plugins must be installed manually:
Download linksVersion matrix

Nitris DX

MC Nitris DX brochure

NC Nitris DX brochure

Sym Nitris DX brochure

Mojo DX

MC Mojo DX brochure

NC Mojo DX brochure

Avid Open I/O FAQ

V6.x and v10.x supports a range of new video hardware – Link

Open I/O FAQ & limitations link

[AJA]   [Blackmagic Design]   [Bluefish 444]   [Matrox]   [MOTU]

Qualified PC & Mac hardware!

Link with list of Qualified Mac and PC computers for v6 and v10
OS support = Mac Lion 10.7.x (64bit) or Windows 7 Pro (64bit) only!

More information regarding Mountain Lion 10.8 here

The very important Version Matrix

 Don’t forget to verify with the PDF here: Link to KB
Mac OS X version Compatibility, Nvidia Drivers, QuickTime versions

Slot Configuration & Installation guides for Mac and PC!

For stability, Install your Mac and PC correctly!
Configuration Guidelines and Slot Configurations –
Link to documents 

Recommended CPU’s for different
codecs and formats

This list will answer how powerful CPU you need
depending on what codec you are working with – Link to list

Where can I download versions for my Avid Video Product?

Download link for updates: http://esd.avid.com
Trouble accessing download center? More information here
Need to create a new account?
Follow this link

Where do I register my system or upgrades?

If you haven’t already registered from within your Avid Software,
use this link: http://www.avid.com/register

Note! Registration is very important. You might miss out on free upgrades!

IMPORTANT! – Download Patches for your Avid Product

An Avid Editor Patch is a small update for Avid products intended to
address specific problems without doing a full upgrade.

For increased stability always install the latest patches: More info here

What level of support can I get for my Avid product?

Support contract for your Avid product can be purchased. Depending of what level you purchased, it can include phone support, software updates, hardware replacement.

The different levels: Expert/Expert Plus/Elite/Vantage2012 brochure

General Support Link contact information Link (select region from pulldown).

To contact Avid Video – (Select video, then select region)

New licensing in v6 / v10

See this Knowledge Base article regarding the new activation procedure,
upgrading info, licenses, dongles and Academic institutional volume licensing.

NOTE! Using a Media Composer 7.0, Symphony Option, or NewsCutter 11.0
license to activate previous versions. More info here

Software Licensing and how it works

Activation and Licensing Frequently Asked Questions for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 and Newscutter 10: Knowledge base link

Software Licensing for Academic versions

Purchased an Academic version?
Find out more in The FAQ and Check Status

Upgrading Dongles & Dongle Manager

How do I update my dongle using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?

Knowledge base link

Active Support Contract and software licensing

How do I upgrade my software license using Versioner.avd or FlexVersioner.avd?

Knowledge base link

3rd party support matrix

What plug-in/3rd party versions are compatible with my Avid version?

Check out this 3rd party version matrix

Avid 3D, Avid DVD, Avid FX, Reel DVD, Boris Continuum, Sapphire AVX, SmartSound Sonic Fire, Sonic DVDit & Sorenson Squeeze.

Security Guidelines and Best Practices

What antivirus software is qualified? How should it be configured?

Link to KB or http://www.avid.com/securityupdate

Avid Quicktime LE codecs

Install on other systems that needs to use the Avid QuickTime codecs.

Latest v2.3.7v2.3.4All Avid Codecs on KBDNxHD Codec Information

(LE codecs are not needed on the Avid Editor systems!)

Editing Guides (The main manual)

 MC 6.0 Editing Guide

 NC 10.0 Editing Guide

 Sym 6.0 Editing Guide

Effects and Color Correction Guides

  MC 6.0 and NC 10.0 FX and Color Correction

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Supported Project Formats

Link to KB with all supported video/project formats in 6.0 and 10.0

High-Resolution workflow guide

Using the original high-res media, you can then finish as file-based for the
mastering and delivery requirements to film (2K+), HD or SD formats. Link to KB

Academic Related links

Avid for Education The main page regarding all Avid products.

Media Composer Academic Q&AAcademic Eligibility FAQ

Get your Avid Software activation code from www.identit-e.com/avid

Avid Community pages

Talk to fellow Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony users on the
Avid Community Forums:

Media Composer MacMedia Composer PCBroadcast NewsRoomSymphony

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