Avid has released Media Composer version 2022.12, available for download from My Avid Master Account, Avid Link, or Download Center.
What’s New in Media Composer 2022.12:
Supports Avid MBOX Studio
The latest version supports Avid MBOX Studio audio interface. Connecting Avid MBOX Studio via USB enabled up to eight channels of input and output (*depending on configuration and additional hardware), including multi-channel “surround sound” playback on both macOS and Windows.
Supports UNC drive mounting
The latest version also supports mounting using UNC drives. The workspace now shows available UNC drives and can be used for read and write operations. Previously, the number of drives that could be mounted was limited, but the storage workspace can now be used as a media drive indefinitely.
New features for timeline and marker windows
“Go to Previous Selected Clip” and “Go to Next Selected Clip” commands now allow users to move forward or backward through the timeline according to their selection. Selection moves the position indicator to the beginning of the corresponding clip. If you have multiple clips selected in the timeline, you can use this feature to easily switch between two positions or cycle through the selection. Both are available in the Command Palette and can be mapped as keyboard shortcuts or Tool Palette buttons.
A creation date column has been added to the Markers window to help you find your most recent notes and comments, as well as identify changes that were made.
Improved bin map
When creating a new bin, the bin map is turned off by default until the user activates it. Also, Avid added a new option to set whether bin maps are turned on by default for all new bins. This can be set with the “Turn on default bin map for new bins” checkbox in the Bins tab.
When making selections in a bin container, you can now make multiple selections by clicking and dragging the area to the left of the bin icon. You can also drag items in and out of bins regardless of which column you clicked on. This reduces the risk of accidentally clicking on a column that could put you in text edit mode or overwriting important metadata. You can click on any column you want to drag and hold down the mouse button to move it.
Export Pro Tools session
Projects that require additional audio editing, mixing, or handoff of images to the sound department can now export Pro Tools session files (.ptx) to more easily move sessions to Pro Tools. Pro Tools session files contain options for optimizing your interaction with Pro Tools.
New features for file linking
If the linked media file contains multi-channel audio, keep those channels by default. A new “Ignore multichannel audio layout from file” checkbox in the Link Options tab of the Link Settings window allows you to override this default behavior and use the Custom settings are now available. This dialog box is accessed from the “Edit” button in the same window.