Today’s Media Composer 8.4.1 Release Adds Support for the Powerful New Video I/O Interface—Artist | DNxIO

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Avid’s new professional video I/O interface, Artist | DNxIO, is now shipping worldwide, and today’s released Media Composer 8.4.1 update makes sure you can seamlessly connect this powerful hardware solution with your favorite editing application.

The Artist | DNxIO is designed to simplify and accelerate your High-Resolution workflows, enabling you to capture, monitor, and output media in the highest quality possible. The open and flexible interface includes hardware by Blackmagic Design, and can be used together with Avid and many other creative tools. For a full list of DNxIO specifications and software compatibility, visit the DNxIO product tech specs page.

Media Composer 8.4.1 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 Master Avid Account or the Video  Download Center.

Here’s a short overview of what’s new in Media Composer 8.4.1.

Support for Artist | DNxIO

Install the latest Media Composer update (8.4.1) to ensure compatibility with the Artist | DNxIO. For more information about setting up the interface, read the Artist | DNxIO Setup Guide. Avid recommends that you read all the information in this document before connecting or using your new hardware and software. Don’t forget to also download the latest video desktop driver from MyAvid Account.

MAC OSX 10.10.5 Qualified

Media Composer v8.4.1 includes support for Mac OSX version 10.10.5 (and 10.10.4). Windows 10 is not yet supported, but you can subscribe to this Knowledge Base article to get notified as soon as Avid qualifies this operating system with Media Composer.

Fixes and Improvements

If you’re on Media Composer 8.4 and don’t have the Artist | DNxIO hardware, we still recommend you to download and install this editor patch version 8.4.1. This release includes bug fixes to enhance performance and address customer issues. Full details can be found in the ReadMe documentation.

If you have any questions about Media Composer or the Artist | DNxIO, don’t hesitate to post your query on this forum of the Avid Video Community and visit the dedicated Artist | DNxIO FAQ article or Artist | DNxIO Support Page on the Avid Knowledge Base . Enjoy your edits!

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