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  • Wed, Jul 31 2013 7:13 AM

    • Ian Nicholson
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    MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    Hi!

    I've been cutting on MC7 all day and finally went to playback by project.

    Half way through, the timeline monitor began flickering in a bright, baize green, before going solid, upon which, MC7 hung. Windows 8 reported the program had stopped responding, etc...

    Restarting Avid, it started to do it again!

    Any ideas?!

    It's been playing fine all day, and no other Windows applications appear affected.

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  • Wed, Jul 31 2013 7:31 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    Ian, you are of course aware of that you are using an uncertified videocard, my guess is that this is the place to start troubleshooting.

    And, of course, " have worked earlier "  is no warranty that it should continue to do that

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  • Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:09 AM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    More revelant, it is likely you should return the CPU to its normal clocking. An overclocked CPU will cause problems like this.

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  • Wed, Jul 31 2013 12:31 PM In reply to

    • drbgaijin
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    TVJohn:

    More revelant, it is likely you should return the CPU to its normal clocking. An overclocked CPU will cause problems like this.

    +1

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  • Mon, Aug 5 2013 2:19 PM In reply to

    • Ian Nicholson
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    Hi All,

    Ok, so I restored my PC to default clock settings, but I still get the monitors turning green, closely followed by a hanging of Avid MC7.

    I am finding MC7 to be terribly unstable and buggy. If, for example, I go to Help->Read me, I get a browser window that opens and cannot be closed, which renders the rest of Avid unresponsive and I have to use Windows Task Manager to stop the task.

    Worse, is that there is some strange corruption of my projects. Recent changes to a sequence are being replace by (it seems) a recently-created sequence. That's scary.

    Very frustrated with all this. I had MC5.5 before and while it had its foibles, it was certainly a lot more reliable than MC7 is turning out to be.

    It really bugs me when a maker of professional software leaves quality control to the customer base.

    This green screen issue should NOT, in the 21st century, be a product of overclock issues or memory card and/or drivers.

    Come on Avid, sort these things out!

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  • Mon, Aug 5 2013 2:31 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    mjolnarn:

    Ian, you are of course aware of that you are using an uncertified videocard, my guess is that this is the place to start troubleshooting.

    And, of course, " have worked earlier "  is no warranty that it should continue to do that

    Quoting myself once more

     

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    Tomas

  • Mon, Aug 5 2013 2:52 PM In reply to

    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    Also, have you checked to be sure that you are running the proper versions of Quicktime and video drivers?

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  • Mon, Aug 5 2013 3:45 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    The videocard is uncertified but frankly, that one should work okay. 

    Nvidia cards are pretty notorious for heat failures though, and being in a metal box with an overclocked processor is a good recipe for that.  I would give the card a physical inspection and see if anything looks damaged.

  • Mon, Aug 5 2013 4:31 PM In reply to

    Re: MC7 - Monitors turn green!

    .- You CPU is overclocked, that can also cause stability issues.

    Don't know if your GPU also is

    The GeForce, although not supported, should work fine.

    A green display (specially with scattered pixels) usually means too much GPU overclock or a Bad video card.

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