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Avid Express Pro and nVidia Drivers

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Keeping your editing system up to date is very important. Forgeting to update your drivers is no exception. Here is a rundown of how to up-date your graphic card drivers.

1. Uninstall Old nVidia graphic card drivers from Control Panel -> Add remove programs.

2. Reboot

3.Windows will probably ask to install drivers after reboot, select Cancel that you do not want to install new drivers for the nVidia graphic card. If you have two monitors then you might need to cancel twice.

4. When you have installed the latest Avid Editing version (x.2.4 version and up?, see release notes)
go to the folder: C:\Program Files\Avid\Utilities\nVidia\

5. Install the drivers and reboot (77.18_win2kxp_international_whql.exe)

6.nVidia Display setup wizard will start. Select Next, Typical Setup, Next, Finish.

7.Right-Click on the desktop (where there is no icons) and select: NVIDIA Display > monitor-model (1 of 2)

8. Select Performance & Quality Settings, Select View Change from Basic settings to Advanced Settings.

9. Select Hardware Acceleration, And move the slider to the left (Single-display mode) and click Apply.

10. Double-click The registry file NvidiaNewDefault.reg. Select Yes to sett new Default values for OverlayBrightness = 0, OverlayContrast = 100, Overlay Saturation = 100 (see file below)

11.Click on Video Overlay Settings (1), Restore Defaults (2), Apply (3), Adjust Colors (4)

12. Click on Restore Defaults (5), OK (6)

You can verify that the Video Overlay settings are correct in the Avid Editor, by pressing play and stopping. There should be no color, brightness or contrast difference in the viewers on the computer screen.

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