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  • Sat, Mar 2 2019 7:21 PM

    • Randall Rocke
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    Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    Any attempt to create a new project or open a previous project results in a black screen.  A few seconds later Win7 informs me that MC is no longer responding.

    On start-up, everything looks normal - the editing windows appear in the background and the standard project and tutorial overlays appear.  After that, nothing responds after the open file or create project menus are used.

    Win 7 (64-bit)PC, Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz; 16 GB RAM, 3 internal drives totaling 2.9 TB; external storage (2 drives) totaling 7 TB, Focusrite... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 2 2019 9:23 PM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    What version of MC are you using? And what changed since the last time MC worked?

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 32Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC(generally the latest or the one just before), MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Sat, Mar 2 2019 9:55 PM In reply to

    • Randall Rocke
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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    MC First 2018.12.1, which Avid shows as "up-to-date".  The last time I needed to edit video was back in October, so it's been a few months - everything worked normally.

    There have been some changes in my system, most with audio-editing and photo-editing program updates from Adobe. I don't use the Adobe video products, so I doubt that these updates would effect MC.

    I'm thinking a complete uninstall/reinstall may be the way to go.  I just wanted to see if I'm the only person who has experienced this.

    Win 7 (64-bit)PC, Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz; 16 GB RAM, 3 internal drives totaling 2.9 TB; external storage (2 drives) totaling 7 TB, Focusrite... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 2 2019 10:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

     

    Can you give this FAQ a try?

     

     

    RalphC

    MacBook Pro 15 2018 Intel Core i7 2.6GHz Mac 10.13.6 Intel UHD 630. [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Mar 3 2019 10:59 PM In reply to

    • Randall Rocke
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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    Nothing in the FAQ really matches my situation.  All recommendations/specs I've already met (and with no issues in the past).

    I removed my entire MC First installation today, redownloaded and reinstalled.  No change.  The program starts up, normal opening menus/background appear.  Selecting anything gives me a black screen and everything freezes.

    Win 7 (64-bit)PC, Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz; 16 GB RAM, 3 internal drives totaling 2.9 TB; external storage (2 drives) totaling 7 TB, Focusrite... [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 5 2019 2:51 PM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    Besides the Adobe updates, what else changed since the last time MCF worked correctly? For example, did you do any Windows updates?

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 32Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC(generally the latest or the one just before), MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Tue, Mar 5 2019 5:09 PM In reply to

    • Randall Rocke
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    Re: Media Composer First will no longer open or start a project

    Yes, there have been numerous Windows updates since my last successful editing session - 55, in fact!

    With work needing to be done, I have removed Avid from my system. I am running 3 other NLEs with no issues.

    Win 7 (64-bit)PC, Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz; 16 GB RAM, 3 internal drives totaling 2.9 TB; external storage (2 drives) totaling 7 TB, Focusrite... [view my complete system specs]
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