Avid MC: Update 5.0-5.5: AMA Plugins Not Included

My previous Avid MC version was able to AMA-link to XDCAM-EX files, straight away, i.e. straight after installing MC.  However, having updated it to MC 5.5 (fresh install, not on top of older version) this no longer worked.  Reason: the camera-specific AMA Plugins (e.g. for Sony XDCAM) are no longer bundled with MC, you have to download and install it separately.

  • http://www.avid.com/US/products/Avid-Media-Access/plug-ins
    •  Starting with Media Composer 5.5, Symphony 5.5, and NewsCutter 9.5, you’ll need to download and install the AMA plug-ins you want separately from your editing software (these plug-ins are no longer included in the installer except for the QuickTime AMA plug-in). This enables Avid and third-party camera manufacturers to update plug-ins outside of a software release. (If you’re using an older version of Avid editing software, some of these plug-ins may already be installed on your system—please see the system requirements, below, for compatibility details.)


      • Canon XF 300 AMA plug-in (download)
      • Canon XF 305 AMA plug-in (download)
      • Ikegami GFCAM AMA plug-in (download)
      • MXF AMA plug-in (download)
      • Panasonic P2 AMA plug-in (download)
      • QuickTime AMA plug-in (installed with your software)
      • RED AMA plug-in (download)
      • Sony HDCAM SR Lite AMA plug-in (download)
      • Sony XDCAM/XDCAM EX AMA plug-ins (download)

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