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  • Mon, Mar 24 2014 11:04 PM

    • TrainerDave
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    Title Tool error: Could not lock Title Tool image semaphore

    Greetings from the Great Land Down Under

    Well I've never seen this one before!  Trying to edit an exisiting Marquee title in the timeline and this error pops up.  The error is consistent when attempting to edit the title whether using the Effect Editor or right-clicking "Edit Title..." a title in the timeline.  I can, however, gain access to Marquee via the Clip menu and create a new title as normal.

    Can't find any mention of this error anywhere, much less a solution..

    I will try uninstalling and reinstalling (once my machine is free) and let you know.  But if anyone has seen this before and found a fix, I'd love to hear about it.


    Dave Forsyth

    Home: Dell T3500 Win 7 Pro, MC7 with Symphony option Work: HP z820 workstation, 16Gb RAM Media Composer v7 with Symphony option) [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Mar 24 2014 11:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Title Tool error: Could not lock Title Tool image semaphore

    On all, or which of the 4 systems mentioned in your profile?

  • Wed, Nov 23 2016 8:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Title Tool error: Could not lock Title Tool image semaphore

    I'm now getting the 'Could not lock Title Tool image semaphore' error on two of our university iMacs (OS 10.11.6, MC 8.6.1). This meant that we could not launch either the regular title Tool or Marquee (so I have been teaching the students Photoshop!). I have had my admin rights removed but I got IT support to delete the MCState file on both iMacs. This brought back the 'Which Title Tool do you want' window but only the old TT works. Marquee will not launch. On one of my own machines I'd just reinstall the application but I can't do this to the university systems.

    So - can someone from Avid please tell us whether normal serice can be resumed without deleting MCState or reinstalling? Marianna? XX

    iMac i5 27", 24GB RAM, OS 10.13.6 with Symphony 2018.12, BlackMagic mini monitor. MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM with OS 10.13.6 with MC 2018.5 and BMD Ultrastudio... [view my complete system specs]

    With best wishes, Roger Shufflebottom

    ACI, Technical Tutor (Editing), Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK

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