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 I just got this problem, I think it might be linked to file size.
I am working with a WAV file of 334 MB and there is no wave form showing, but I grabbed several audio tracks from other projects that are below this and all the waves generate fine in the same project.
I went through all of the "fixes" and nothing worked.
What did work was rendering the audio... with the audio selected, Sequence>Render Audio...
Boom, immediate fix.
Make the file offline the relink the file
It's spotty. When the waveform does become visible, if I zoom out and back in, its gone again.
I'm combining footage I shot of a podcat, and matching it up with the cut audio. My work around is to export the audio from my footage into an .mp3 and then reimporting the audio.
It has someting to do with audio captured from my Canon c70.
It's a bummer of a deal.
I had that happen to me. Did you try unlinking then relinking. Also did try clearingnaudio cashe
In my case I had a sub-sequence with an (although unused and not asigned) Audio Submix Track. Deleting this track in the sub sequence solved the problem. Not sure, but maybe PP takes the waveform form the "last" audio track, independently from what channels are really active and heard in the sub sequence.
Right click > Render and replace. Try that!
(You might wanna unlink from the video clip first)
Here's a fix that is not very satisfying, but it works every time for me, when I'm importing an mp4 video/audio into Premiere Pro. (Mac instructions follow). In the Finder, just open the mp4 file in Quicktime and confirm that you can play video and audio in Quicktime. Close Quicktime, then drag the mp4 file into the timeline in Premiere Pro. That's all!
Try restarting your PC. A good restart fixes many issues. I have this bug a lot and a restart fixes it most of the time.
Same for me along with audio random dropouts. I'll have waveform but no audio, then audio with no waveform, then audio and waveform together. Been fighting with audio drop outs for 4 months. Trashed Pref., and tried everything else in the books. Everything! I dont want to move to Resolve but I do need reliable software.
I tried all the tips suggested here but the only thing that solve was: (For mac users)
- Close premiere Pro
- Go to Apps folder and find Premiere
- Right click on Premiere icon / Get Info
- Mark "open with Rosetta"
- Open Premiere / open your project
- You'll see the waveforms showing up
- Close the software
- unmark "Open with Rosetta"
- Open Premiere again and it should be solved.
This type of error is a significant setback for video editors. Sad to still have to deal with these problems and palliative solutions that look more like a puzzle game 😕
Using Adobe premiere CS4, right click on the audio track of the video and select audio gain. Next select set game to 24 DB for example, click ok and then it will rebuild the peaks to where they can be seen. It is very annoying thing to discover this almost 4 years after having the software but there it is.
i'm not a big fan of audio gain because it can inflate the visual size of waveforms making it tougher to cut music when the peaks and valleys arent as visually definitive any more