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  • Jon Hensen

    October 3, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Starting fresh at a new post house and wanting to install the most stable version of
    Media Composer – this will be my first foray into using the updated interface after 2018 versions. Wish me luck.

    Clients are 2019 Mac Pros running Monterey. According to the matrix we would cut on either 2021.12.4 or 2022.7. Not sure what has felt more reliable for everyone – would appreciate any advice here, and any advice from transitioning to the new interface.

    Kind regards.

  • Cleber Freitas

    December 19, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I work in a large television company and I see them always working with at least two versions older than the current version of the software, because of the stability and resolution of bugs, based on the experience I see there, it would be wise to go with the 2020 or 2021, which have been in use for quite some time.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    My honest opinion is that Avid doesn’t do updates as often as companies like Adobe and Blackmagic, so waiting for a “More Stable” version is basically waiting for their next release in 6 months, at which point, you will be worried if this is a stable version…

    If you wait two years to start using the 2022. (.10) version of Avid, you will more than likely be using the same quality that i’m using today. Although far from perfect, I find Avid’s releases quite stable. They don’t really to ask their customers to do beta testing on their software releases, unlike others.

    I do run windows, and I believe that helps in this situation…less Apple OS version gotchas to worry about. 2022.10 has been rock solid for me, as was the last version I had loaded, which I think was 2022.4 I don’t think i even looked at 2022.7 as it didn’t really offer anything new for me. Does it crash? Not very often, but it has…so does Resolve, so does Premiere…it’s software, it will crash at some point. If i was to load up a two year old Avid, would i be less worried about crashes? No, but i’d be more worried about a lot of the newest features that have been implemented.

    If your computer is up to spec, download the latest version and give it a go. It has been a rare occurrence that I have downgraded my Avid. But, if you need to, you can with no real penalty.

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