Display waveforms for audio clips while dragging
Very simple idea, while dragging audio clips on the timeline, continually show the waveform rather than showing a blank box. This functionality is present in Audition, and is incredibly useful for manual synchronization. See attached gif for further explanation of what I mean by the "blank box".
I'm aware you can sort of already achieve this by "nudging" the audio clip, but it would be great if this were always available when dragging. Thanks!
Brett Sanders commented
This issue makes doing synced audio edits very tedious. Sony Vegas has done this for maybe 16 years now. And here we are in 2022.
Scott Crozier commented
I have complained about this for maybe 12 years since I switched over from Sony Vegas (ahead of its time). It's laughable that we are still dealing with an interface that can't draw a waveform in realtime. Its 2022, not 1997.
Warzone GR commented
Bring this to life ADOBE!!! ITS A MUST!!
Алексей Шатин commented
Having switched from VEGAS, I was very surprised by the lack of this simple and necessary function.
James Tate commented
November 2021 reporting in, still no fix.
Mike Api commented
Came here to post this as well. This was a pretty big game changer in Avid when they introduced it a while back, and it's pretty standard in a lot of DAWs and other NLEs. I would love to have this function in Premiere!
guillaume roy commented
Please fix this Adobe! This is mostly the only annoying thing about the software!
Julian Goergen commented
Just today I thought again: Why is this a thing? Every other editor can do this. - Even Audacity.
As someone who is really trying to transition to Premiere Pro from Vegas Pro, this here is a pretty basic function. Please, Adobe. Please tell us that you are working on this. We know that Audition is your designated audio editor, but this very simple function is in many other NLEs (including Vegas.) Premiere Pro is a powerful tool, it shocks me that this isn't standard.
Christian Sass commented
Soooo we pay monthly for this and this was suggested in 2018, Is there any hope?
Stephan Casas commented
I'm here in September 2020 wondering why this still isn't a thing. As a software developer, I get that there's probably a good programatic reason for this, but the fact that I can move waveforms around in Audition without losing the visual gives some indication that Premiere should be able to do this, too. I think even iMovie can do this and that's... well, yeah.
Robert Keuler commented
Even grabbing the Scroll Bar at the bottom of the sequence loses the display.
CC 2020 is a little better at it, but not by much. Two audio tracks are pretty good, but the grabbing of the clips still does not work. The more tracks you add, the slower the refresh rate. I'm currently working with 25 Standard tracks where all the audio clips are single clip/stereo.
This seems like a job for proper coding for the Graphics Card?
Another thing I don't understand is why the refresh rate is so slow even though waveform files are being generated and stored on your drive?
Wojtek Zielinski commented
A short update, I don't know why it's not there yet? Maybe Avid has it patented ? but Resolve has it too.
It's also about the function that will revealing the waveform during trimming.
Vote, everyone, maybe they'll finally implement it after many years to Premiere ....(!)
Justin Case commented
Yes, this is kind of ridiculous.
This was something that Sony Vegas had like 10+ years ago.
Wojtek Zielinski commented
In my opinion, this is one of the fundamental things to fix,
but what chance is there that it can be done? it's strange that upon request for this feature, no one from Adobe will answer, on the request from two years ago :(
I have a hope that these basic fixes will be done by Adobe programmers.
Nope, Premiere still doesn't have this function. Here's hoping Adobe catches wind of this thread!
Jeff Schaap commented
So, I am assuming this didn't make it into 13.1? Disappointing.
Update...more than six months after Premiere Rush was launched with this functionality, Premiere Pro still doesn't have it. Really hoping this changes soon, please keep passing this around so it gets more exposure!
Chris V. commented
How logic! This should be normal!
An update on this...just learned that Premiere Rush, a mobile-focused, slimmed down version of Premiere that Adobe launched last week actually has this functionality. So hopefully, the developers are working on bringing it to the main version of Premiere!