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Using pen tool to adjust audio track volume in Premiere is creating a curve automatically

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Nov 21, 2020

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Hello all, I hope you are having a good day!

 

While working on an edit yesterday, I noticed an issue with the Pen Tool fading out my audio tracks. To make quick fades in my timeline, I use the pen tool to click a clip and drag keyframes to the volume levels I'd like. Normally, this would create a linear change, but as you can see in the attached video, dragging keyframes now automatically creates a curve between them. The interpolation of the keyframes is still set to "linear," so I can't think of a reason why this might be happening.

 

 

For reference, I am using Premiere v14.6.0 on a Core i5 MacBook running MacOS Catalina.

 

And some photos as well,

-Here's what a fade with the pen tool normally looks like:

Screen Shot 2020-11-21 at 9.52.58 AM.png

-And here's what Premiere, for some reason, just started doing:

Screen Shot 2020-11-21 at 9.52.40 AM.png

 

If there is any solution to this or setting that needs to be fixed, I would really appreciate it! Thank you for your time!

-Jay

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Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

Confirmed bug.

WORKAROUND (thanks to Matt Stegner) : Save, Close and Reopen.

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Using pen tool to adjust audio track volume in Premiere is creating a curve automatically

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Hello all, I hope you are having a good day!

 

While working on an edit yesterday, I noticed an issue with the Pen Tool fading out my audio tracks. To make quick fades in my timeline, I use the pen tool to click a clip and drag keyframes to the volume levels I'd like. Normally, this would create a linear change, but as you can see in the attached video, dragging keyframes now automatically creates a curve between them. The interpolation of the keyframes is still set to "linear," so I can't think of a reason why this might be happening.

 

 

For reference, I am using Premiere v14.6.0 on a Core i5 MacBook running MacOS Catalina.

 

And some photos as well,

-Here's what a fade with the pen tool normally looks like:

Screen Shot 2020-11-21 at 9.52.58 AM.png

-And here's what Premiere, for some reason, just started doing:

Screen Shot 2020-11-21 at 9.52.40 AM.png

 

If there is any solution to this or setting that needs to be fixed, I would really appreciate it! Thank you for your time!

-Jay

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

Confirmed bug.

WORKAROUND (thanks to Matt Stegner) : Save, Close and Reopen.

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I'm wondering if the fade is still linear but the scaling of the graphic on the timeline is now some sort of log.

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Thank you for the input! After some tests, any fade I make right now doesn't seem to be linear, despite saying it is. That's what's confusing me.

 

Also, as for the photos I provided, the two clips shown are different audio files. The top one was an audio file I edited before the problem started occuring, and the bottom one was an audio file I edited today. That's why the waveforms look different. I'm not sure if that was what you were asking about, but I'm sorry if there was any confusion there!

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I have the same problem. If I close and open the project, the fade is shown linear. Is it the same for you?

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Yep, I've closed and reopened several times and even deleted/reinstalled Premiere. None of that has fixed the problem. I'm confused as to whether a setting got changed without my realizing or if this could be a program bug?

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Likely a bug, because when I add new linear keyframes with the pen tool, the animation curve is bezier-ish. When I close and re-open the project, the animation curve displays as straight-line linear.

EDIT: When I add new keyframes after close/open, the animation curve continues to display as linear.

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I checked it is only display error on screen. Bezier and linear fade (after reopening) give the same volume, this can be checked in Audition.

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Confirmed bug.

WORKAROUND (thanks to Matt Stegner) : Save, Close and Reopen.

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This works, thank you so much!

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