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  • White Screen with Audio

    Posted by Angus Henderson on March 18, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    Hi All,

    For a doc I’m working on a section of footage on my timeline is playing audio only,

    where the video was showing, is now a white screen only.

    I’m running the latest 18.6.5 BUILD 7 on an Apple M2 Max MacBook Pro.

    I have closed and re-started and the footage exists without issues on another timeline.

    I’ve tried copying across timelines.

    Footage is Blackmagic RAW 6144 x 3456

    Any ideas?




    Silas Figueroa replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Angus Henderson

    March 18, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    As a work around I’ve hit ‘F’ key and pasted over BUT this white screen is a bug in the latest update.

  • Steven Martillo

    March 19, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Angus! you could try to clear the media cache from the Preferences menu, maybe corrupted cache files are causing the problem. I don’t know if you are working from mac but if you are using a MacBook Pro with the M2 Max chip, make sure your video drivers are up to date. Apple and Blackmagic often release updates that resolve compatibility issues and I once had a similar problem… update drive and it worked for me! However if none of this works for you, perhaps a more “rudimentary” solution, (depending on how you are editing) you could render the video in another project and in a different format, such as ProRes or DNxHR, and replace them in the timeline to see if that resolves the problem. I hope you find a solution!


  • Silas Figueroa

    April 1, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Check if updates are available for your video editor. Sometimes updates contain bug fixes and compatibility improvements with various file formats

    Does your editor support the file format and codec used in your Blackmagic RAW footage? If your editor doesn’t support this format, you may need to convert the file to a more common format such as ProRes or H.264.

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