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Avid Options Forum
This Forum is where community members can discuss Avid Options such as the Symphony , ScriptSync, PhraseFind, NewsCutter Options and the new VM Option along with upgrade information and eligibility requirements.
  • AvidLanguagePackInstaller_signed.pkg can’t be installed because its digital signature is not trusted.



    Comp Specs: 2019 iMac, Mac OSx 10.15.3

    Avid Version: Avid MediaComposer Ultimate 2020.12


    Issue: I am trying to install Language Pack for Avid MediaComposer Ultimate 2020.12. Currently, Scriptsync only has Language as an option. 

    Description: Every time I try to install, I get this message:

    "AvidLanguagePackInstaller_signed.pkg can’t be installed because its digital signature is not trusted. - The package may have been corrupted or tampered with. Get a new copy of the package and try again.". 

    I am on a deadline and have to scriptsync in another language. Unfortunately, I haven't been able succesfully install 10.14 (I believe my computer is too new) to see if it's a 64-bit issue. 


    Any help would be greatly apprciated! Thank you! 

  • Script Sync Feature Request: Custom Track Assignment


    I am an Assistant Editor using Avid Media Composer v8.9.4. The show I am working on has a plethora of OTFs, with some members on channels 9-12. Currently, Script Sync can only process tracks 1-8. For this reason, I resort to syncing some OTFs manually.

    It would be a very well appreciated feature if we could sync any assigned track number. Would it be possible to implement this feature on future releases on Script Sync? Thank you!
  • Audio Punch In

    I am running HP z840s with Decklink card.

    But the Media Composer 2020 won't let me work with the Mbox 3 (USB) or Windows Mixer to get audio in IF I use the decklink to see my video -and have the voice-over artist see the video.

    This used to work in older versions, but not anymore.

    Also we run PCs so cannot use the new Avid boxes that need Thunderbolt-3 - and the Thunderbolt card for the HP z840 don't work.

    There must be editors out there that do Voice over -and see the video.

  • Script Window Shortcuts

    Hi All,


    When I'm manually script syncing I constantly find that I would prefer not to have to use my mouse to activate the script window and take line I'm marking. Is there a shortcut or way to create a custom shortcut to activate the script window via the keyboard, so I don't have to go back and forth between the mouse and keyboard? 


    For example, when the script window is active and the take line is highlighted, I can use the up/down arrow keys to easily navigate the lines of the script and put script markers down. However, once I press JKL or any play button to rewind or fast forward, the source monitor is activated, I lose the ability to navigate up and down script lines with my arrow keys, and I have to use my mouse to click back to the scrpt window and take line. 


    Is there a way to make it so I can do everything from the keyboard? Ideally, I'd never have to use the mouse. It would make scripting manually much faster. 


    If anyone has created shortcuts or if none are possible at this time, please chime in!

  • Latest Avid Version won't allow click applying color from bin?

    Hey there, long time Symphony user and I finally upgraded to the latest version of Avid from 2018.12.7.

    It's takking some getting used to, some things I love, some I don't. Trying to get bins to do what I want, is extremely counter intutive and frustrating but the main thing that brought me here is that I can no longer apply color effects I've saved to a bin by clicking on them while in color mode?
    When did this go away? It's a huge part of my work flow and now I cna to drag and drop them which is a pain int he butt to do on long sequences, compared to somply clicking.
    Is there a workd around? Is there any hope for this fucntion coming back? This is the kind of slow down that will push more projects for me into Resolve for sure.

  • phrase find indexing

    I want to start using phrase find on my TV series.  But I think my workflow (well the shows) may hinder using it.

    Our dailies are done at a post house, and as we are all working from home now...myself and my assistant download the dailies.  He does his thing and sends me the bins.  But when I go to use phrase find, I get nothing.  The icon is green.  When I look in the PhoneticData folder there is a vo folder and a 1 folder in there...and nothing in the 1 folder.

    I deleted them and started up MC again and the same thing.  I think only I have the phrase find option on my system.  Not sure if the post house has it.  My assistant does not.

    Any advice from the world out there?



  • sluggish playback in CC mode


    I usually work for TV shows, full HD 1080i.

    When I play the sequence in CC mode and the CC is not renderd I get really sluggish playback.

    even if it 1 or 2 clips not renedered form the whole sequence (Only CC on the sequence I'm not talking about other FX)

    recently I upgarded my Ram from 32GB to 128GB in my HP Z840 computer and this problem is more or less the same.

    I remember that not long ago, CC didn't have to be rendred to be playback smootly.

    Is there anything to do about this issue? 

    Mabye anything to do with the Media Cache settings?



  • VM licensing and using Avid with Teradici

    Hi Community,


    I'm a new forum-poster, though I've worked with Avid for many years.  3 questions today -

    We’re supporting a New Zealand production company with 13 Avids.    The production company is affected by Covid 19 (Auckland New Zealand has just gone into second-wave lock-down).

    They're running Media Composer Ultimate v 2018.12.10.  Teradici have provided trial PCoIP licenses to help during lockdown, but attempts to run Avid over Teradici get the Avid message “This program is not supported on VM instances”.  (Note that they are not running MC virtually but have physical host workstations on premises that they want to reach remotely and have installed Teradici’s PCoIP host software on these).    

    1) I suspect the production company needs the Media Composer | Cloud VM option in order to work over Teradici, although I was told from one Avid source that the very latest MC versions will work with Teradici without needing special licensing.  Does anyone know if this is true?

    2) If special licensing is needed as an add-on to their exisitng perpetual (and under-maintenance) Avid licenses, then what is this add-on called and what does it cost?  (I've not seen it as an option in the Avid store).

    3) This is a question for Avid Corporation directly.  I was impressed by Avid Corporation's generous 90-day free-of-charge asistance to users earlier in the year.  As Covid 19 has struck different countries at different rates and different times, I wonder if this production company in New Zealand would be able to be helped with a FOC trial of Cloud VM option, if that's required, in order for them to work remotely during the current lockdown?

    Thanks all for your advice.  Smile

  • Play it again, Sam

    I want to "loop play" from a Mark-In on some clip before and a Mark-Out on some clip after, what's in the Center (Current) monitor.

    Can this be done, and if not, why not?

  • Symphony option: Isolating shd/mid/hlt in vectorscope ?

    When performing Hue Offset corrections using the shd/mid/hlt color wheels, I'd like to be able to distinguish the corresponding ranges in the vectorscope.

    Is there a simple way to do that ?

    I remember that Avid Liquid had a vectorscope that could be 3D rotated to see the vectors at any luma level...

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