Avid | Media Composer v2019.6

Updated 4-Jul-2019

Product

Media Composer | FirstMedia ComposerMedia Composer | UltimateMedia Composer | Enterprise
Win – Mac

You will find the Master FAQ here (most questions answered here)

More info about Media Composer | Enterprise: Check the FAQ here

Media Composer | First
Media Composer
Media Composer | Ultimate
Media Composer | Enterprise

Media Composer | First is the free version of Media Composer
Start with checking the Compatibility Matrix and Download it from here

Here is a comparison with the differences between the different packages, and the FAQ.

Avid Media Central | Production
(Interplay)
Compatibility, and Patch Documentation

 

What version of Interplay should you install on Media composer, and what interplay server does it work with?

Editor & Interplay version compatibility
( R = Version to install on Media Composer, S = Supported Server )

The Latest interplay patch documentation

Documentation for
Media Composer | Software

Link to all Media Composer 2019.x docs

Here are the direct links to the following PDF’s for MC 2019.6ReadMeWhat’s NewUsers GuideEffects GuideSupported Video Formats
 
PDF with bullet-points of what is new since Media Composer 8.0 until the latest version

Licensing

All licensing and activation is now handled by Avid Link (See Avid Link section below)

If you have an Activation Card or Activation Key, go here to register/login and activate

Note! Mac drivers for dongles need manual install from MC 2018.3

For FlexNet floating license manager, check out this PDF here, and this video here

Avid Link

All licensing and activation is now handled by Avid Link – Download the installer for Avid Link from here –  Here’s the install guide
Keep Avid Link up to date, no matter what Media Composer version you are running, Avid link is available for Windows/Mac/Google/iTunes

AMA Link Plugins extends support various cameras and formats.

Make sure to install updates to your AMA plugins, get the latest ones from here:
www.avid.com/ama

Great PDF workflow guides available here and here

Avid | Artist DNxIV, DNxIP

Avid | Artist DNxIQ

DNxIQ Support Page

Product PageDocumentationFeature ComparisonConnection Chart

Get drivers here http://esd.avid.com section: Avid Artist | DNxIQ

Slot configuration guidelines for DNxIQ What slot should I use?

Avid | Artist DNxIO

DNxIO Support Page

Product PageDocumentationFeature ComparisonConnection Chart

Get drivers here http://esd.avid.com section: Avid Artist | DNxIO

Slot configuration guidelines for DNxIO What slot should I use?

Nitris DX & Mojo DX

Avid Open I/O Info & FAQ

DNxIO Support Page

Product PageDocumentationFeature ComparisonConnection Chart

Get drivers here http://esd.avid.com section: Avid Artist | DNxIO

Slot configuration guidelines for DNxIO What slot should I use?

 

Qualified Hardware
Mac/Windows &
Slot Configuration

Is my OS compatible?
Do I have the correct drivers?

MC 2019.5 Supports Mac OS 10.14.5, 10.13.6, 10.12.6 – Win 10, 8, 7
Avid KB here!

This link is really good for checking OS Compatibility

CPU & RAM requirements for different codecs, formats and workflows

Here’s a link to a guide with information about system requirements depending of what kind of workflows,
codecs, and resolutions you are going to work with.

Where can I download updates for my Avid Video Product?

You can for download Media Composer 2019.6 from here

From your account page: https://my.avid.com/products
Download Center direct link for updates: https://esd.avid.com
Or use Avid Link – Download the installer for Avid Link from here –  Here’s the install guide

Trouble accessing download center? Make sure you have created an account, then access your account to get updates.

For more info about your Master Account: Click Here

If I’m stuck, where is the
Avid Knowledge Base?

http://www.avid.com/support
Scroll down to search the Knowledge Base – Search for keywords that are unique to an error message, or format, or version. I normally search sorted on date.
Here is a direct link to the KB Search for Media Composer Sorted on date.

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

Info about the different support levels: Standard / Expert Plus / Elite and a brochure

Need to call Avid Support? ..and you got Expert Plus, or Elite Support
Contact Avid Broadcast and Video Support

Here is a guide on how to create a support case.

If it’s not a technical issue, but Web-Store support, or Physical Returns, or Digital Returns.
Then you can use This Link

 Use this form if you have problems with your Portal Account or problems accessing support pages.
..and you just need to contact Avid support without the need to login.

Effect plugins for Media Composer

Here is a handy Avid Plug-In Finder page.

For more info, and guides on NewBlue Titler check this page here.

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

Download link and info about QuickTime Support and Security for Windows

The Avid QuickTime PE Codecs are installed automatically with the editor,
The QuickTime LE codecs should not be installed on the Media Composer.

If you need to play QuickTime files encoded with Avid Codecs, on a  system that doesn’t have Media Composer installed then get:
Latest v2.7.3 with DNxHRDNxHD Codec Information

Here is a guide regarding the future of DNx Codecs and Apple QuicTime this does not just Affect Avid Products, but quite a list of QuickTime codecs

High-Resolution workflow guides

Avid Community pages

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

Professional Video Editing ForumsBroadcast NewsRoomAvid Options

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