What’s New in Media Composer 8.10

Together with the global availability of the Avid Artist | DNxIV, we’re also launching an update to Media Composer, Avid’s professional tool to acquire, edit, and deliver 2K/HD to 4K/UHD to 8K and other high-resolution content with great speed and ease. Besides support for the DNxIV interface, Media Composer 8.10 offers the following new features:

Enhancements to Audio Mixer Tool With this release, the Tab key will continue to scroll to the tracks that are not initially visible in the window. Also Additional Gang context menus have been added to the Track and Group panes in the Audio Mixer Tool.

Reverse Motion Timewarp Effects Timewarp effects played backwards (reverse motion) are now in realtime. Also with this release, the Effects Palette now includes a Timewarp Freeze Frame effect template.

Syncing Based on Waveform Analysis With this release, you can create synchronized clips by matching audio content.

Export OP1a MXF file as Panasonic AVC Long-GOP (H.264) Media Composer 8.10 allows you to export OP1a MXF files as Panasonic AVC Long-GOP (H.264), using the Avid Media Processor plug-in. (The Avid Media Processor Plug-in is automatically installed with the editing application)

8K Project Presets When you now create a new project, you can choose from a number of 8K project presets. 8K UHD has four times the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p HDTV format, with sixteen times as many pixels overall.

Refreshing Locked Bins A new bin lock icon color (yellow) has been added that indicates the owner of the shared bin has made changes to the bin. The bin title provides a status in parentheses indicating that the locked bin has been modified. If you click the yellow icon, the bin refreshes and the new refreshed bin displays the updated content and returns the icon red.A new bin lock icon color (blue) has been added that indicates that the owner of the shared bin lock has released the lock and the bin is now available for read/write. If you click the blue icon, you now control the bin and the icon turns green. You can make changes in the bin until you release the lock or close the bin.

REC2020 (HLG) BT.2100 and REC2020 (SMPTE 2084) Color Spaces Media Composer 8.10 now allows you to manually tag material to the REC2020 (HLG) BT.2100 and REC2020 (SMPTE 2084) PQ color spaces in case the metadata is not present or is inaccurate.

Logging in to MediaCentral With this release of Media Composer, you can log into MediaCentral through the Select Project window.
Other features include Additional List Tool Timecode Output Type, Fast Import of XAVC-I, and support for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. Get more details on these features, changes and improvements in the ReadMe and What’s New documents on our Media Composer Documentation page. Media Composer 8.10 is now available for all customers who have a Subscription, Floating or Perpetual License with an active Upgrade and Support plan. As soon as you connect to the internet, your Avid Application Manager will notify you about the availability of this new version. If you don’t have an internet connection on your system, just download the latest version from your Avid Account or the Video Download Center.

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