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Display Audio Waveforms in Timeline, Premiere Pro CC

Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2013 Sep 07, 2013

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I have just started using Premiere Pro CC, watched all the turorials, and started a project. I am wondering how to display audio as waveforms in the timeline. I have tried suggestions like checking and unchecking rectify audio waveforms, but have not been able to get actual waveforms in the main timeline. It seems like there used to be disclosure triangles in a previous version, but there are none in this version.

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LEGEND , Sep 07, 2013 Sep 07, 2013
You need to Expand the Audio Track (Scroll wheel in the track header or drag edge downward)

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You need to Expand the Audio Track (Scroll wheel in the track header or drag edge downward)

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Sep 17, 2013 Sep 17, 2013

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I am physically unable to do this with my mouse. All I can accomplish is dragging the audio track to the track below.

Can anyone show a picture of where I click to expand this audio track?

Come on, Adobe, bring back the disclosure triangles. Don't limit us to mouse-based moves for basic tasks. Without the triangle, I can't see the forms. Without the forms, I can't edit. Who has time for this?

UPDATE: OK I figured it out, you have to hoover on the side of the track not the track itself. This is still stupid imo. But thanks PP for the answer.

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Nov 26, 2013 Nov 26, 2013

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Inside the timeline, click on the Wrench icon and select Expand All Tracks and boom... waveform!

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2014 Sep 16, 2014

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Thank you, this helped me a lot!

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Sep 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015

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New Here ,
Jul 04, 2014 Jul 04, 2014

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Just so you know you if you are not keen on the mouse scroll, you can also select the track and use alt and + or - to expand or collapse for audio tracks etc.

Hope this helps.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2014 Jul 22, 2014

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This may be helpful:

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New Here ,
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 10, 2016

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this was all that i was looking for. thanks !

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Feb 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017

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Thanks a lot!

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Explorer ,
Nov 01, 2014 Nov 01, 2014

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Great shortcut, solved the issue for me!  Premier seems to minimise the timeline panels on smaller screens(laptop) which threw me.

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Oct 08, 2015 Oct 08, 2015

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thanks

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 09, 2015 Oct 09, 2015

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I am seeing the same thing.

Play the audio in the Source window and waveform will appear.

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Participant ,
Mar 26, 2015 Mar 26, 2015

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or double click on the inside of the track, near the mute/solo function.

Also I sometimes find a glitch where the waveform does not show. Try (and I don't know how to word this) making your timeline longer (expanding timeline view?). I have a custom shortcut set up like FCP to do this by clicking command +/-. Usually when the timeline is longer the waveform appears. I don't know why this glitch exists, but it's small time compared to the other long list of other stupid behaviors in what is Adobe Premiere.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 11, 2020 Oct 11, 2020

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fwiw, I'm on a mac and have a customized keyboard starting with the fpc7 settings.  I need to hold the option key down when scrolling to expand the tracks.    when I saw your post I tried using the scroll wheel over the track header and nothing happened.  I figured it couldn't hurt to hold the option key down.  and it works.  thanks.  

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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I did expand the audio on timeline still can not see the waves. I can not add my screenshot?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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Under the same wrench: Show audio waveform.

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New Here ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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I am having the same issue. I try everything and still I do not see any waveforms.

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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gregbemadadobe I found them under the Wrench tool and click the show audiowaves. I still can not adjust it like in the tutorial?

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May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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I did that and still no audiowaves.

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2017 Aug 16, 2017

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Very thanks, i'm form Brazil and you save my life!!!!!!

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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not sure how this works but I did finally find the waves by going to the wrench toll and clinking on the show audio waves but I still can not adjust it

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LEGEND ,
May 27, 2014 May 27, 2014

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Are you doing this...

You need to Expand the Audio Track (Scroll wheel in the track header or drag edge downward)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 23, 2014 Jun 23, 2014

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I am having the same issue, I have expanded the track, gone to the "wrench" icon and made sure the "show wave forms is ticked but still no wave forms are showing in the time line. All the above solutions do not work!

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Jun 23, 2014 Jun 23, 2014

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Ok just found the solution, you need to reboot Premiere to get the changes to work otherwise nothing happens

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