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Pro Tools 12.8.1 Release Info

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Pro Tools 12.8.1 Release Info

Last Updated : October 18, 2017
Products Affected : Pro_Tools, Pro_Tools_HD

 

Pro Tools 12.8.1 Release Information

August 24th, 2017
 

System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools 12.8 Software

Documentation

Please review the following documents for important compatibility information, known issues, error messages, issues resolved, etc.
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Avid Interplay Engine Failover Guide for AS3000 Servers

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These documents support cluster installation and configuration for Interplay Engine versions 2.3 and later on the AS3000 server. For Windows Server 2012 servers, see Interplay Engine Failover Guide for Windows Server 2012 R2 on the documentation page for Interplay Production v3.3 or later: (http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/readme/Avid-Interplay-Production-Documentation)

Avid Interplay Engine Failover Guide for AS3000 Servers (January 2016)
January 19, 2016: Changed ATTO Configuration boot setting to Disabled.
December 7, 2015: Updated pointer to ATTO Configuration Tool.

December 16, 2014: Revisions for Rev. 6 cluster image and HP MSA reference information.
See the Revision History in "Using This Guide" for complete information.

Replacing a Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster Node (May 2015)

Link for HP MSA documentation: http:/www.hp.com/support/msa2040/manuals

Link for updating Intel network interface drivers: Avid Interplay Production Failover Cluster Host Network Driver Update Procedure (August 2016). Note that if you do not follow the correct procedure you may encounter problems with cluster service failover.
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Avid Interplay Engine Failover Guide for AS3000 Servers (September 2014)
October 9, 2014: Updated to add 8 Gb/sec data rate for communication between ATTO card and HP MSA array.
Sept. 18, 2014: Added support for HP MSA 2040 storage array (replacement for Infortrend)
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Avid Interplay Engine Failover Guide for AS3000 Servers (Revision 4 Image) (Created Feb 2013, Released April 2013, updated May 2013)
May 9, 2013: Revised to remove support for Infortrend A16F-R2431 with the new ATTO FC-81EN card, and to describe login to the ATTO Configuration Tool.
April 2, 2013: Revised for new image (Revision 4) and new ATTO card. Also includes minor corrections and clarifications.
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Avid Interplay Engine Failover Guide for AS3000 Servers (Jan. 2012)
Jan. 10, 2012: Corrected step 1 in “Starting the Installation and Accepting the License Agreement” and added cross-reference in “Testing the Complete Installation."
Jan. 6, 2012: Updated information on use of command line for moving cluster
Dec. 12, 2011: Updated to document use of command line for moving cluster.

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Media Composer v8.x Documentation

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Current Release:
Media Composer v8.9.2 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.9 What's New
Media Composer v8.9 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.9 Editing Guide
Media Composer v8.x Effects and Color Correction Guide
Media Composer v8.x Installation Guide
Avid Floating License Server Administration Guide
Avid High Resolutions Workflows Guide
Avid Supported Video File Formats
Avid Media Composer Best Practices Guide for VMware

For information on the Application Manager documentation - click here
For information on Avid Artist | DNxIQ documentation - click here
For information on Avid Artist | DNxIO documentation - click here
For information on Media Composer | Cloud documentation - click here

Previous Releases
Media Composer v8.9.1 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.8.5 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.8 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.8 What's New
Media Composer v8.8 Editing Guide
Media Composer ReadMe v8.8.4
Media Composer ReadMe v8.8.3
Media Composer ReadMe v8.8.2
Media Composer ReadMe v8.8.1

Media Composer v8.7.2 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.7 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.7 What's New
Media Composer v8.7 Editing Guide
Media Composer v8.7 Effects and Color Correction Guide

Media Composer v8.6.5 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.6 What's New
Media Composer v8.6 Editing Guide
Media Composer v8.6 Effects and Color Correction Guide
Media Composer v8.6.4 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.6.3 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.6.2 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.6.1 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.6 ReadMe

Media Composer v8.5.3 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.5 What's New
Media Composer v8.5.2 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.5.1 ReadMe
Media Composer v8.5 ReadMe

Media Composer ReadMe v8.4.5
Media Composer ReadMe v8.4.4
Media Composer ReadMe v8.4.3
Media Composer ReadMe v8.4.2
Media Composer ReadMe v8.4.1
Media Composer Readme v8.4
What's New Guide v8.4
Avid Media Composer Editing Guide v8.4

Media Composer | Software Readme v8.3.1
What's New Guide v8.3.1
Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications v8.3
Avid Media Composer | Software Editing Guide v8.3
Avid Media Composer | Software Effects and Color Correction Guide v8.3
Avid Media Composer | Software Supported File Formats
Avid High Resolutions Workflows Guide
Avid Floating License Server Administration Guide
Avid Supported Video File Formats
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.3
What's New Guide v8.3


Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.13
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.12
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.11
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.10
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.9
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.8
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.7
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.6
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.5
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.4
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.3
Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2.2

Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.2
What's New Guide v8.2
Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications v8.2
Avid Media Composer | Software Editing Guide v8.2
FlexNet Device Manager for Avid Administration Guide (For Floating Licenses)


Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.1
What's New Guide v8.1
Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications v8.1
Avid Media Composer | Software Editing Guide v8.0
Avid Media Composer | Software Effects and Color Correction Guide
FlexNet Device Manager for Avid Administration Guide (For Floating Licenses)

What's New Guide v8.0
Installation Guide for Avid Editing Applications v8.0
Avid Media Composer | Software ReadMe v8.0

8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.2.2 8.3.1 8.2.3 8.4 8.2.4 8.4 8.4.1 8.4.2 8.4.3 8.4.4 8.4.5 8.2.6 8.5 8.5.1 8.5.2 8.2.7 8.2.8.8.5.3 8.6 8.6.1 8.2.9 8.6.2 8.6.3 8.6.4 8.2.11 8.7 8.7.2 8.8.2 8.2.12 8.9

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Pro Tools 12.8.2 Release Notes

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Enhancements

 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Order Ambisonics Track and Bus Support (Pro Tools HD Only)

  • New 4, 9, and 16 channel tracks and busses in Pro Tools using ambiX channel ordering standard (ACN)

  • Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation included

 

MIDI Workflow Enhancements

  • Use left and right arrow keys to select MIDI notes in tracks in Notes view in the Edit Window and in the MIDI Editor. Using the Tab (and reverse Tab) with Tab to Transient disabled now only locates to MIDI Clip boundaries. Using Tab (and reverse Tab) with Tab to Transient enabled now moves the edit insertion to the beginning of each next note but doesn’t select it. If in a CC# view with Tab to Transient enable, tab moves the edit insertion to the next CC automation breakpoint.

  • MIDI Merge Release Mode

    • Right Click the MIDI Merge button (or set in Preferences > MIDI) to choose how MIDI controller automation data from pedals is merged into the timeline over existing CC data in modes that are familiar to audio automation: Latch, Latch Until Next Event, Touch

  • CC# values are now displayed in the track view and automation lane selectors to make obvious which given controller is being viewed and edited

  • Store and recall MIDI controller automation lane displays for the MIDI Editor Window using Window Configurations

  • Record enable button added to the MIDI Editor window header to allow selected tracks to be auditioned or recorded to

  • Additional Grid and Nudge size keyboard shortcuts added to facilitate changing these values from a laptop keyboard:

    • Grid: Shift+ “-” and Shift + “=” decrease and increase the grid size respectively

    • Nudge:

      • Mac: Shift+Option+ “-” and Shift+Option+ “=” decrease and increase the nudge size respectively

      • Win: Use Shift+Alt+ “-” and Shift+Alt+ “=” decrease and increase the nudge size respectively

  • Use existing clip snapping edit modifiers (Control and Control+Command on Mac or Win and Win+Control on PC) to snap MIDI clips on Instrument tracks in Clips or Blocks view

  • Scroll the piano roll vertically by hovering the mouse over the Piano Roll on the left edge of the timeline and using a trackpad or mouse wheel

  • Show and Hide the Docked MIDI Editor via keyboard shortcut:

    • Mac: Shift+option+ “=”

    • PC: Shift+Alt + “=”

  • Clutch between “shaped” pencil tool modes and free hand mode using the Command key on Mac or the Control key on Windows

  • Grid mode is now followed when clicking the grabber tool on a MIDI track timeline area while in notes view

  • MIDI Clip boundaries are now displayed in all track views

  • Red recording progress is displayed during MIDI recording in order to see visual feedback on tracks that are currently recording

  • Newly created MIDI clips are trimmed to the nearest Bar|Beat boundary that contains all MIDI events performed during the take to facilitate easier editing after record

 

MIDI Input Display

  • A new Edit Window and MIDI Editor Window display area shows MIDI input as chords and notes using the Sibelius chord library

 

Post Mixing and Dolby Atmos® Features (Pro Tools HD Only)

  • Link control for Front and Rear pan parameters allows for true 2 knob panning X Y style panning

  • Right click on the pan shape guides in the Surround Panner window to enable or disable Auto Height Override mode, allowing audition Height Modes for 7.1.2 and Object panning without writing automation to the timeline.

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Pro Tools 12.8.2 Release Info

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Pro Tools 12.8.2 Release Info

Last Updated : October 19, 2017
Products Affected : Pro_Tools, Pro_Tools_HD

 

Pro Tools 12.8.2 Release Information

October 18th, 2017
 

System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools 12.8.2 Software

  • Mac 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.11.6 (El Capitan) 
  • Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite is not supported with Pro Tools 12.8.2 due to graphical artifact issues--Upgrade to Mac OS 10.11 or 10.12 before installing Pro Tools 12.8.2
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra is still being qualified with Pro Tools 12.8.2
  • Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
  • Additional Compatibility Articles

Documentation

Please review the following documents for important compatibility information, known issues, error messages, issues resolved, etc.
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Media Composer Windows 10 Optimizations and Troubleshooting

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Media Composer can be affected by system settings and other software and hardware drivers installed on your computer.
To optimize the software on your client we suggest the following on Windows 10.

The first thing you should do is run the (ASDT) Avid System Diagnostic Tool's "BaseAnalyzer".  You can download the ASDT below.
Avid System Diagnostic Tools are updated regularly and Avid recommends that the latest version is used wherever possible. The latest version is available from the following link: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./tools" target="_blank">Avid System Diagnostic Tools
or
ftp://This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./tools
Some users may experience difficulty opening this FTP link in a Web Browser. The following connection details can be used with a standard FTP client to download the latest ASDT installer file:
FTP site: ftp://interplay.avid.com
User: guest
Password: [none required]
If you have installed a previous ASDT version use the builtin update function to update and get the latest available version.


Once you have installed the ASDT.
Find the BaseAnalyzer magnify glass icon.  This will run a verify process and help optimize the client. 
ASDT

Click Verify All.
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Once the BaseAnalyzer is complete, select the failed items and click details on them as you go down the list. 
ASDT failed passed

​If you see a fix button when clicking on the failed items, press this "fix" button to resolve the issue. Sometimes to fix an issue, you must perform a manual operation, you can find these steps in the details button on each failed item.

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How to manually activate Sibelius

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Symptoms:

*Note; This article applies to Sibelius 7.1 to 7.5, for Sibelius v8.0 and later, please see this separate article.

You are unable to activate Sibelius or the Sibelius License Server. You receive the following error when trying to activate:

Problem:

This can happen with any of the following:

  • Your computer is unable to connect to the internet
  • Ports 3443 and 443 are being blocked
  • Proxy or other firewall blocking the connection to the activation servers

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