25 January 2009

Known Issue Alert: Avid Media Composer

Just a heads up on the Media Composer front. If you're working on a PC/Windows based Adrenaline system do no repeat DO NOT attach / mount a firewire based drive to your system, even if it is on a separate bus.

Over the last few weeks we have experienced (at random mind you) any one of these results:

1) Software crash of the Avid; looses all changes, corrupts project, have to go to attic.
2) Hardware crash: forced to shut all hardware attached to computer down, switch off power, wait five minutes and turn it all back on.
3) No crash, but renders the audio card of the computer useless.

The solution to this is a huge pain in the ass. Shut down Avid. Switch off the Adrenaline board. Attach drive, etc.

Haven't found this to be a problem with the software-only version so I assume it must be some bug with the hardware?

Just a warning! Oh man, Avid, I didn't I just write you a thank you posting?

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