How Often Should You Replace UPS Batteries?

One of the most important, but often overlooked, pieces of equipment in an edit suite or machine room is the UPS Battery Backup. It is very important to make sure you are running regular tests on your UPS systems to ensure that the battery is fully function, and is strong enough to cover the load of the systems you are placing on it. You do not want to find out your battery is dead after a four our editing session and the power fluctuates in your bay.

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Downgrading iMac Pro to High Sierra

Recent versions of Avid Media Composer have had problems when running on MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 or 10.14.4. This is a big issue should you choose to purchase a new Mac, specifically one with a T2 Chip in it, as as Apple states that they operating systems cannot be downgraded. I decided to test this out with a recently purchased iMac Pro…

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Avid 2018.12 Users Having Issues Matching Back to Wrong Part of a Group

With the release of Avid Media Composer 2018.12, Avid added the capability for users to quickly generate muli-camera groups by right clicking in the record monitor of a synced sequence and selecting “Create Group”. This is a great time saver for AEs, however, I have run across a number of users who have begun to have trouble matching back to the group from within a sequence…

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