Having issues with this since updating to 2019. Basically, after importing a clip into the timeline everything is as it should be (video plays, audio plays) but the audio waveform does not show up until it's played through so I cannot visually see the audio waves unless I play/skip through the whole clip, which obviously makes editing a lot slower.
Attached an example. Image 1 is the clip just imported to the timeline and image 2 is after playing through a few seconds (as you can see the audio only shows up after I've played through the clip and the remaining audio waves are still blank)
Any help would be appreciated!
Using Windows and Adobe Premiere Pro 2019.
So when premier writes the pek file to the high speed scratch drive premiere doesn't see it but when it writes the pek file next to the original file premiere sees the pek file. I'm confused.
That shouldn't make a difference ... I've all my cache files of whatever type made on a particular drive I have for all cache files. And it works fine.
What the ... ?
Can't be a permissions issue as if it can write it can certainly read ... this is just nuts.
I know mine worked liked that but now it doesn't and I did try put the cache on differ drives thinking it could be a permissions issue. I have tried everything. Whats really confusing it is just audio files , it doesn't matter if it is a video file.
That is just bizarre.
@Kevin-Monahan ... could you assist?
Thanks because it makes management of these files so much harder
Just to add to what I'm finding, premiere will show the waveform of a 5sec audio file but the longer files won't show unless it is zoomed in. Also when I delete the pek file and try to have it generate a waveform it doesn't do it.
Well I found a fix, where I put my Cache files in a cache folder on the same shared storage where I put my video files it seems to work.
iT won't work in it is in a local storage drive that I have been using for 5 years now.
No because if it a video file of a small audio file works fine. Only large audio files do not work.
its so annoying that a simple feature like showing up waveform in 2021 is still not working bug-free, while we're talking about a software that costs 30 bugs or more every month!
adobe should be ashamed, really!
dont get me wrong, i love premiere, i use it for ages, but all this small bugs makes it being just a terrible nerve-killer!
in my case just saving the project and restarting premiere did the trick, but comeon adobe-guys, whats wrong with you? i am surely not the first person that discovered this bug! do your f.... homework! i realy hate it to pay for never finished betaversions! ..to be continued.
THANK YOU! I had the same problem, it solved it for me! 3+ years of headache solved!
Same problem here....
same. none of those "correct answers" worked
Resetting my preferences worked to bring back my waveforms. Thanks for the suggestion!
Same problem today and resetting the workspaces fixed it. Well done! Thank you.
I found the problem this. Make sure the
save .cfa and .pek media cache files next to original media file when possible
is checked i goes it can't find the files if it not next to the originals.
this is in the Media cache preference
I to am having this issue. When the sound clip is playing I can see the levels from the sequence timeline but on my screen its just a flat line.
SAME HERE. AND IT HAPPENED FOR NO REASON
I've suddenly got the same issue - existing audio files show waveforms, newly-brought-in ones do not. None of the suggestions above solves the problem, including the so-called "answer". This is obviously something different from the problem noted in January - it's an "end of March" version of the issue.
No known software updates, Adobe or system (Mojave 10.14.3) here since last time I used the app the other day.
Hi guys - I've trashed the preferences and done the other tips but no good.
Very frustrating - really slows down editing audio when you can't see the waveform, means selecting the talking parts needs to be done aurally and in real time not visually.
Has there been a fix yet?? Adobe help?????????
One work around would be to convert the audio file to a video file
Just downloaded and used the latest update of PrPro - no luck with waveforms.
Adobe please help??? My work flow has slowed down dramatically... Final Cut X is looking more interesting all them time, especially considering the render times that program offers with Mac computers.
The last update completely fixed it for me and all of my co-workers, thankfully 😕 good luck to those that didn't benefit from the update. It might be worth uninstalling and re-installing now that we know the update is supposed to fix it.
Congrats but the update did nothing to help me like I hoped