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Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Nick Freeman on Jul 24, 2011 at 11:17:24 pm

I just upgraded to OS X Lion and now my "latest version of MC 5.03" won't even play a wave file.

I see that Avid is charging $150 for an upgrade to 5.5 and I don't even know if this will fix the problem.

I think Avid should be ashamed to charge $150 for an update that just fixes the bugs they produced in the first place.

I won't be paying AVID a DIME for an upgrade LOL. Get it right the first time.


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Michael Hancock on Jul 24, 2011 at 11:52:00 pm

Avid is not qualified for Lion. Why did you upgrade your OS?

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Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Nick Freeman on Jul 25, 2011 at 12:17:19 am

because the mail app is kewl meng


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Scott Cumbo on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:56:17 pm

Sounds like i movie pro, i mean fcpx is the perfect app for you.... I heard it was kewl meng

Scott Cumbo
Editor
Broadway Video, NYC


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Brendan Maghran on Jul 25, 2011 at 1:04:22 am

I don't see why you're insulting avid when you didn't research properly. You should know better before upgrading an OS and it's interplay with software.


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Nick Freeman on Jul 25, 2011 at 1:16:27 am

I disagree


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Michael Hancock on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:36:20 am

What do you disagree with? Avid is not qualified on Lion. Roll back your OS or deal with the problems.

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Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by sushil sharma on Jul 25, 2011 at 4:47:43 am

you should not disagree on this. should run avid on qualified operating system. it's not avid's fault, maybe apple's. if car manufacturer says their car run on diesel, it's not their fault that you are trying to run it with petrol.


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Job ter Burg on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:07:55 am

You're not being smart. Avid clearly and explicitly states what configurations and OS-es are qualified. With a major OS upgrade, like from Snow Leopard to Lion, you should not go for it if you have 'heavy' software like MC running on it. Especially not in the first week that the OS has been released.

MC 5.5 won't run on Lion either, by the way. Avid explicitly warns against it.

Avid have been and are testing Lion. They have been testing with pre-release versions. Bu they need to do their final testing with the release version of Lion, which they have had for just a week now. They need to test thoroughly in order to make sure that everyone knows it is safe to enter those waters.

Apparently, you feel things should just magically work out of the blue, based on nothing. It's hard for me to even type a serious answer to that attitude.

Current versions of MC don't run on Lion. Old versions (like 5.0) may never. Oftentimes, Avid will issue updates for older versions (quite recently, a few updates for 4.x were issued). However, based on past experiences, and the fact that there are currently issues with MC and Lion, I would not count on it.

So no one is forcing you to pay 149 bucks. Even if you do, it likely won't work on Lion. The 149 bucks do get you some minor additional features, though.

If you insist on staying with the latest OS, create two partitions, one to run Avid on, keeping it on a clean, stable, supported version; then on the other partition you can install anything at any time, with cool Mail and all.


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Kris Anderson on Jul 25, 2011 at 12:22:49 pm

Not being smart? He's an idiot.

Avid say NO LION CERTIFICATION yet.... so what does he do? Install Lion and then bitch about Avid.

What a dick.

People like this should not be allowed anywhere near our industry. Stupid, stupid, stupid.


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Timothy Miller on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:59:31 am

Could someone tell me what 'kewl meng' means ?


Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Michael Hancock on Jul 30, 2011 at 12:57:58 pm

It's "cool man" with an accent.

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Re: Disappointed with Avid MC 5.03
by Timothy Miller on Jul 30, 2011 at 3:54:58 pm

Thank you for translation.
I'm going to work on my accent decoding skills whilst waiting for a MC version
that qualifies with Lion i





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