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  • Installing Media Composer First on Mac Running Mojave

     Shane Ross updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Andrew Fenner

    August 25, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I have just downloaded Avid Media Composer First 20.06.55072 and I am trying to install it on a MacPro:

    OS: 10.14.6 (Mojave)
    Processor 3.2GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory: 32GB
    Graphics: Radeon RX 580 8GB

    It goes through the installation but I get the following message at then end: “The Installation failed. The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.”

    Any suggestions for what might be going wrong?

    Do I need an older version of Media Composer?


  • Shane Ross

    August 25, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Re-download the installer and try again.

    I WILL WARN YOU… Any project you make in First cannot be upgraded nor opened in any full version of Media Composer. No bins can be opened either. And your export quality is limited to H.264.

    Media Composer first is a teaching tool to get you used to the program without having to pay for it. You cannot start a project on it, and finish in regular Media Composer.


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