Video Tearing (or Video out of Sync) in your Editing Software

In the picture below I have pointed out what the video tearing or screen tearing looks like.

You may have seen this when you are fast forwarding or fast reversing through a video in your editing software.  Or you may have seen it in different video players such as VLC, Windows Media Player, etc.

The two most common things that will cause this is the video driver OR having Aero turned off.  First, make sure your video drivers are up to date.  Next, lets turn Aero on.

Step 1.  RIGHT click your mouse on the Desktop and a window like below will appear.

Step 2.  Click on Personalize

Step 3.  Select one of the Aero Themes as shown below.

Don’t worry you can change the Desktop Background and the Screen Saver to your liking.  However, you need to start with a Aero Theme to turn on Aero.

Once you have an Aero Theme the screen tearing or video tearing will stop.

I know some of you have read to turn off Aero on your computer to save system resources, but doing so you create other problems such as having the video tearing.

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How to Roll Back your NVidia Video Card Drivers

Update 05/-9/2014
If you need to roll back your video drivers, simply follow these steps:

1. Go to the NVidia website

2. Put your mouse over the word Driver

3. Select GeForce Drivers

4. You will have 3 options to find the drivers for your computer. Choose Manual Driver Search

5. Select the video card series you have. For example. GeForce 600 Series

6. On the next line down, select the EXACT video card you have. For example, the GeForce GTX 660

7. Then select your operation system and the language.

8. The last line say All. Change this to Recommended/Certified

9. Click on Start Search

10. Once the screen refreshes, scroll down the page to find a previous driver.

NOTE: DO NOT use the 306.xx series of video drivers. They are buggy.

If you are looking for the 314.22 driver and it is not showing up on the list when you did the search, here are the direct links:

Desktop Computer: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/59641

Laptop Computers: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/59645

12. Agree and download the driver.

13. Then install the driver. During the installation you will be asked to select the Installation Option. IT IS IMPORTANT that you select Custom. You will then see a list of options to install. They will all be checked. At that bottom of the list there will be a check box that says Perform A Clean Installation. CHECK THAT BOX. Then let the driver install.

14. Once the driver is installed, reboot the system and see if your problems are gone.