AUDIO AND VIDEO LAYERS DON'T MOVE TOGETHER AND IT CAUSES A HUGE WASTE OF TIME
Premiere Pro CC Question:
I'm trying to make it so that when you move a video clip from the first layer (V1) to the second layer (V2), the linked audio will automatically also move from A1 to A2?
When I used to edit with FCP7 the audio and video would move together from layer to layer automatically, but with Premiere I've had to move audio and video layers separately. I asked my group of filmmakers and they all said that they have the same issue but they don't have a solution. PLEASE HELP.
I talked to adobe customer service and they said there is nothing I can do to fix this issue....... They said all I can do is post a complaint about this issue right here... I thought it would be a simple fix where I could check a box in the adobe preferences...
Tony Dyson commented
Move a video clip from the first layer (V1) to the second layer (V2) and the linked audio will automatically also move from A1 to A2.
Has this been added as an option yet?
It's been raised by many commentators for over 2 years.
When you bring a new clip in it allows vision and audio to drop into V1/A1 or V2/A2 or whatever paired track.
But once it's dropped in the sequence, you then have to move vision and audio separately?
Looking forward to an official reply.
Sylvain Laliberté commented
Agreed, this feature is a huge time saver on some projects.
I have a project where I have zoom conversations between many (9) characters. I need to synchronize their conversation, test alternate take, etc.
Having the ability to be sure that whenever I move something to an empty video track (V8 for example), the sound would follow to a matching empty audio track (A8 in this example) would be a real advantage.
Without this feature, I run a constant risk of deleting some image or sound when moving clips. Alternatively, I need to do each move twice: one move for image, one move for sound.
The feature already works like that when adding a new clip from the viewer. Please just make it so it has the same behavior once the clip is on the timeline.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
This would have to be an option. I actually prefer the way it is now, but if it would help others edit better and faster, than I support this option being added to PP!
Benjamin, original poster commented
I just wish they would make it an option, so people could decide whether or not they want to toggle this feature on or off.
There is a logical issue with this. All audio tracks are additive but video tracks are processed in serial (top to bottom). This means that there is no functional link between the hierarchy of a clip on the video section and the heirarchy of a linked audio clip on an audio track.
Best to think of your timeline as an audio mixer on the bottom and a Photoshop layer stack on top. One always processes top down, the other is completely separate from that processing order and adds everything together in the way you tell it to.
If you find that when making edits you're running into other audio clips, ask yourself, "if I were running sound, how would I properly set these tracks up for what I need." If you're having issues with video collisions think, "if I were in Photoshop, how would i set these layers up to process correctly?"
James Clark commented
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I remember this feature in FCP7 and also that I found it generally to be a good feature. I also remember more than a couple of times where this behaviour happened and I really wished it hadn't and I had to go back and undo this change. You might do well to specify that when you say 'move' independently you're specifically referring to vertical movement in the timeline, that is, moving over tracks, not over time.
I had not thought of this feature since FCP 7 until just now when I read your request for it so it's interesting in that I evidently didn't personally need it and didn't even miss it when it was gone as it's not done in Premiere or Avid either.
I can't actually recall where it was that this feature was actually useful to me. I suppose it's a good way to tell visually which audio corresponds to which media because the video channel number that a video clip resides on will be the same number as whatever audio is on the audio track of that number, but for something like editing, such a rule would be so frequently misleading that I can't imagine relying on it much.
If you could describe how you would use this feature to help you when you use Premiere (why you want it to do this), maybe you can get some more votes, or someone can advise how to work in a way that is at least almost the same as what you'd like.
It use to be like that: move v1 and a1 would automaticly follow. But on many request the feature changed.
Move v1 than hold down ctrl+shift and move a1.
Matt Badger commented
I'm with you, Ben. I feel like that should be the default behavior too. Perhaps dragging it with a modifier key might allow you to switch the track of just sound or picture. But yes, by default it makes for picture and sound to jump tracks at the same time.
Ben Schwarzschild commented
@macherTV_peter, no that is not a solution. please read what I wrote carefully... I'm trying to move audio with video at the same time. But for some reason they don't move together in terms of moving from one layer to another...........
Hello Ben, you can unlink audio from video and move only the video. Is this a sollution for you?
Ben Schwarzschild commented
someone please help. I can't be the only one who finds this to be a problem...