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Amy Young
OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
on Sep 18, 2017 at 1:40:26 pm

Is there incompatibility on editing the same project on same version of Media Composer, if Mac OS's is different?

Our assistant editor ingested our media on a system on the east coast, and I edited on that system for a week. I then transported our project and drive back to my office on the west coast, and I can't get the project to open. I either get a simple "Avid MC can not open the project" error, or the one attached.


CPU 1: Mac Pro running older OS X (Yosemite or Mavericks), MC version 8.4.0
CPU 2 (mine) : new Mac Pro running OS X Sierra 10.12.6, MC version 8.4.0

I deactivated the license on CPU 1 before activating it on CPU 2. CPU 2 CAN open a project that wasn't started on CPU 1.

Any advice much appreciated!


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Shane Ross
Re: OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
on Sep 18, 2017 at 6:43:26 pm

Yes, the OS is VERY important. MC 8.4.0 is not compatible with Sierra 10.12.6. The latest OS that version works with is 10.10.3.

http://avid.force.com/pkb/servlet/fileField?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_U...

Even the LATEST version of Avid, 8.9.1, isn't rated to work with the latest OS version you are running. It tops out at 10.12.5

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/en267087

It might run, at least. But yeah, the OS version is very important in terms of software compatibility. ANY software, not just Avid

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Amy Young
Re: OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:44:42 am

Thanks so much Shane for your response.

We've upgraded the software and will upgrade the OS to the most current on both machines.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
on Sep 20, 2017 at 2:52:57 pm

[Amy Young] "We've upgraded the software and will upgrade the OS to the most current on both machines."

I don't think you want to update the OS. It was just explained that even the most recent Avid version isn't approved not the most recent Apple OS, but an earlier version.

Dave LaRonde
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