Some users have trouble dragging an audio-video clip into the Timeline. When the clip is dragged in to the Timeline, only the video or audio portion of the clip appears. Very frustrating, but there's a simple fix. It's called Source Patching.
Make sure source audio and video (blue boxes - far left) are patched in the Timeline before dragging or editing the clip to the Timeline.
You should now be able to drag the clip (or use the Insert or Overwrite buttons) to edit the clip into the Timeline properly.
Having trouble importing a file where only audio is present, see this video.
Source Patching Video
thank you man! you are a lifesaver
Thankyou so much, this is so simple yet I didn't know that. I'm glad you make this.
Wow I feel like an idiot. Glad it was an easy fix!!
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Super clear and helpful explanation. Thanks so much. I just started teaching myself Premier 2 weeks ago to edit a music video, it went very well. HUGE learning curve haha. But starting project #2, I ran into this issue. And your video is the only one I found that hit it so directly and simply. Thank you!!
Thank you so much man! you just saved me from being frustrated all the time when i try to edit! Thank you so very much for explaining it in simple words and solve my long time problem!
Agreed with all the comments here. So simple, yet so helpful. Thank you so much!!
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Is there a way for the selected tracks in the timeline to override the source tracks patching?
i.e to just be able to select where you want the video and not have to line up the patching?
No, John. Sorry. Source patching is for editing clips into the Timeline. The Toggle Tracks function is for everything except editing clips into the Timeline. It would be a notable feature request, however. Make that here: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro