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Ability to see audio waveform and video in source window

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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The ability to see a waveform and the video at the same time.
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Adobe Employee , Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023
We are exploring this! Stay tuned.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Give me the option of viewing the waveform for a piece of video launched in the source monitor.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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You can already do this. Click the waveform icon at the bottom center.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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But not both together.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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When editing TV, Reality, Digital, even social, it can be more useful to edit by looking at the wave forms, and can be faster to find the point in a shot where dialogue starts and stops, instead of just sliding and hunting for the moment, and miss a soundbite. BUT it's also hard to catch a mciro reaction in the footage when you're only putting in and outs via the waveforms, so to be able to have both visible at the same time AND being able to choose to link the controls or separate them or link them would save a lot of time.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Yes! Resolve has this and it's awesome.

Tip in case you didn't know - if you click the "video only" or "audio only" buttons that are normally used to drag audio/video into the timeline, it will switch the source monitor between the picture or the waveform. Not a final solution but quicker than opening the menu to choose

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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A valuable feature as a lot of editing on dialogue video means you have to make decisions based on syllables, words, and sound. More so than actual visual action.

It's hard to see when the person starts talking from just the visuals, having them available at the same time, and being able to jump back and forth by clicking on the waveform, means you can work more in tune with what's being said

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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yes yes please do it Adobe!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Very valuable feature. Not important, but urgent, but would be really nice to have 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Exactly, please do add this. In my footage I sometimes say things which indicate how it should be edited or which shot is the best and I need to be able to listen to these notes and judge the footage whilst editing simultaneously

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Show both Video and Audio (the waveform) in the Source monitor. So a new preview mode to be added to the settings, so it would read:
Composite Video
Audio Waveform
Alpha
Multi-Camera
*Video and Audio Waveform Split* (the newly added) 4th option

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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YES! YES!!!! YES!!!!! I was just about to post my own FR for this but saw it's already here. When cutting up interviews in the Source Monitor, it would be SO helpful to see the audio waveform below the picture, with a user selectable zoom level (either one that corresponds to the current zoom slider in the Source Monitor, or a new zoom slider just below the waveform).

PLEASE add this Adobe!!! You already have many different viewing options in the Source Monitor, but a Video + Audio preview would be the most useful by far IMO!

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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YES! YES!!!! YES!!!!! I was just about to post my own FR for this but saw it's already here. When cutting up interviews in the Source Monitor, it would be SO helpful to see the audio waveform below the picture, with a user selectable zoom level (either one that corresponds to the current zoom slider in the Source Monitor, or a new zoom slider just below the waveform).

PLEASE add this Adobe!!! You already have many different viewing options in the Source Monitor, but a Video + Audio preview would be the most useful by far IMO!

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Option for audio waveforms to appear in the bottom of the source window below the video (like Resolve) rather than being a separate view.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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YES please add this feature - so often it's easier to finetune the in point by the audio waveforms when you have found the area you want to use in the video section - but if you only see the audio (by easily switching over) - you may get lost and find yourself in the wrong part of the video....... Also - if you are marking by audio and have many takes - you want to see the video to choose the actual great take.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Displaying audio tracks and video together in the source monitor would save a lot of time when scrubbing through source footage to find the moments when the talent starts speaking. Currently I toggle the source monitor to display the audio tracks, set my IN and return back to video view.
Attached is a Photoshop mock-up of my ideal.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Great idea

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This would be a big time saver. Maybe if the source waveforms could be in their own window then we could place them wherever we liked.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have wanted this for years

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LEGEND ,
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goed idee 🙂

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LEGEND ,
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WOULD BE A BIG HELP!

Thanks...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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+1

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LEGEND ,
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This would be helpful.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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i was searching if there's a tutorial how to do this, i guess it's not yet possible with premiere pro. i hope they add it soon.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Definitely needed. Flabbergasted it is not there....

A waveform in the effects control volume would help as well

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Completely agree. I had been working this way in Resolve, and it's one of the biggest things I miss after picking up Premiere. I would add the ability to set multiple duration markers in the way that Resolve handles the source editor, which allows you to effectively set multiple in/out points in a single source clip, name them, and then pull them into your timeline as needed (a huge time saver when you're working on interview clips and want to pull several comments from a single source clip).

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