Learn More Contact Now
Avid Media Composer on Leopard.gif

UPDATE: After this article was written, Media Composer 2.8.3 will no longer allow you to install the software on Leopard.  This means you'll need to download Media Composer 2.8.1 or 2.8.0 in order for the installer to work.

You have heard the rumors and read the blogs that Avid Media Composer will not work on the awesome Mac Leopard OS.

Well, we here at GeniusDV have found otherwise. There are a few quirks to installing Media Composer and a quick trick that allows the task bar to remain open. First and foremost you need to make sure that you download the latest version of Leopard OS but do not allow the latest version of Quicktime to be installed. There is no uninstall for Quicktime on Mac and you will be in big trouble with the Avid software if you do not have the correct version.

As you are installing Media Composer you will find that there are several error messages that you will encounter that make it appear your software is not being installed properly. Just make sure that every error message that you come across you accept them or click ok. The installation will continue and you will eventually be directed to the pace website to install the correct plugin to continue your install. Once you have gone through these steps you will have one more corrections to make once you launch your software.
 
Avid Full Screen Playback.gif
Once the software is up and running you will find that your task bar is on top is hidden until you hover over it. This is very aggravating because it will switch between the OS task bar and the Avid task bar. To fix this you need to navigate to Toolset in the task bar and select Fullscreen Playback. You only need to do this once and every time you launch Media Composer after that you will not have the issue again. So far I have not found once glitch in the software running on Leopard, but stay tuned for any updated information just in case.
 
track.backs

Listed below are 0 links to blogs that reference this entry: Installing Avid Media Composer on Leopard OS.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.geniusdv.com/weblog/mt-tb.cgi/707

Receive FREE Tutorials by email:

HANDS-ON COURSES in ORL

ONLINE VIDEO COURSES
    Avid Media Composer Training
  • Enrollment Cost: $50.00
  • 84 Media Composer Lectures
  • Includes Practice Media
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Click to Enroll for 10% off!
    Final cut Pro X Training
  • Enrollment Cost: $20.00
  • 60 Final Cut Pro X Lectures
  • Includes Practice Media
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Click to Enroll

about.this

Zooming in with the Mac OS was the previous entry in this blog.

Adding Comments to Avid Clips in the Timeline is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.