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  • Avid Link security vulnerability for facilities

    If you're running a facility where you rent Avid bays, and activate them with Avid Link by signing to your account -- you better remember to sign out of it. Or better yet, never sign into it in the first place. If you leave it signed-in, any freelancer, anybody using the system, immediately has full...
    Posted to Avid Link (Forum) by binba on Wed, May 25 2022
  • Media Composer won't activate on Avid Link

    I have an existing license that I have been successfully using for the last few months with no issues. However, upon trying to open up Media Composer this morning, I got this message "In order to continue, you must connect to the internet to maintain your license", despite being connected to...
    Posted to Avid Link (Forum) by Navi060 on Tue, May 10 2022
  • PhraseFind is "Activated" but not working or listed as option

    I did a clean install of Big Sur and migrated from Mojave where MC and PhraseFind was working fine. Then I clean installed MC. Now, the splash screen does not list PhraseFind as an option anymore and, although Avid Link shows PhraseFind is "Activated" it is not working at all. Deactivating...
    Posted to Avid Options Forum (Forum) by producers_kid on Mon, Jan 10 2022
  • Re: Avid Link is utter garbage

    [quote user="Philip Kapadia"] Do you know if there is a way to manually punch in a system ID and an activation code with this new version? [/quote] Yes! Manual activation works the same as old versions of Avid Link. The automatic activate/deactivate in the new Avid Link (2021.12) is additional...
    Posted to Avid Link (Forum) by Marty McLean on Sun, Dec 12 2021
  • Re: Moving my account from Mac to PC smoothly?

    G'day there Ben, I assume you'd like to use your Media Composer licence on both your Mac and PC? Please deactive your licence from your Mac before activating the licence on your PC. On your Mac: open Avid Link from your menu bar > click on the 'Products' tab > click the 'Licence'...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by Marty McLean on Sun, Aug 29 2021
  • Using an Old Activation Code and Licence

    Hi All, I am currently using an old version of Avid MC that I have from an old 4 year student licence. The version I am using is I need to reinstall my OS as there is a software problem. My license also allows me to upgrade my version to 8.4.2. I have a few questions: As I am editing a few projects...
    Posted to Get Started Fast (Forum) by Sameer on Wed, Aug 12 2020
  • Cannot activate a regular subscription after using Media Composer First

    Hi there! Surprisingly, I couldn't find anything about the following problem via google or here in the forum - is it possible I am the only one encountering it?? I have used regular Media Compser subscriptions for a few years now, using the model of getting single monthly subscriptions every now...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Mirja on Tue, Mar 10 2020
  • How to run Avid First if i have activated Media Composer?

    I have an avid Media Composer annual subscription what I use for my work. I also teaching Avid First in my son's elementary. My problem is that when I need to use the Avid First for teaching I need to deactivate the Media Composer, than I can run the Avid first. Is there any way to use both without...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by myg on Fri, Mar 6 2020
  • Activation issue

    Can anyone help with an activation problem? I've had a hard drive failure with MC installed. Fortunately I had a complete clone of the drive as a back up (feeling very smug!) and booted up from this. So far so good. However, I cannot run MC from the back up. When I try to open the application I get...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - Mac (Forum) by Graeme Bowd on Sun, Dec 24 2017
  • Re: Can't deactivate 8.3 with App Manager

    I got same problem, but i cannt start MC at all. MC doesnt recognize my activate licence from App manager. Its frustrating. Case was started. Thx for response.
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by viktor schwarcz on Mon, Aug 14 2017
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