Display audio track and video together in the source monitor
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.
Definitely a great time saver!
Thanks for creating a mockup and for the productive conversation in the comments, we’re going to take a closer look at implementation details next.
MATT HOECKER commented
While we're talking improvements for the source window, a very small thing that I would like to see that's along the same lines:
When you are viewing the waveform, currently you can only drag the audio or the video to the timeline individually, but not both. When video is being viewed in the source monitor, you can just click the image and drag it to the timeline and will get both audio and video, however in the audio view, clicking and dragging scrubs through the waveform. It would be as simple as adding a 3rd button to the icons below the source that has both video and audio with a link symbol that would allow to drag both from there.
Derek Schrader commented
I would love this with a mute button for the Source monitor for scrubbing B-roll.
I've done the toggling thing plenty, but for longer interviews I'll put the whole clip (or series of clips) in a sequence, open the audio time line and use the waveforms there to do the same thing, but cut out the parts I don't want, so I'm left with edited selects. If I'm careful to place markers on the tracks (rather than the in the sequence time line) I'll even have marked master clips ... case I need them.
Jesus Delgado commented
This is seriously so simple yet such a good feature. Why haven't they done this from the beginning?
Ant Pruitt commented
Love this idea
I have pushed for a request to have auto scroll when playing audio wave forms back in the source monitor. Currently it doesn't scroll along when you play them when zoomed in, would need to so this also when playing audio/video together in monitor. The source monitor needs some serious love.
Would also be nice to see the audio keyframes if any are present
Philip Neves commented
If you click the wrench icon and choose Open in Timeline you'll get something pretty close to what you want — but only for one source clip at a time.
Priestly Andoh commented
I don't know, why they don't add this already?
Such a shame
George Ramsay commented
yup already part of non-subscription model NLE (davinci)
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
Yes! Davinci Resolve has this. Premiere Pro should too! As long as users have the option to easily turn it on/off.
Jeremy Abbott commented
Wow this would be a great option that I never considered before.
Danial Monson-Bergum commented
I like this idea. Including the option to display the .pek as a Source Monitor overlay would be helpful, too.
Brian Davison commented
Love this idea.
David Swinehart commented
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).
Definitely needed. Flabbergasted it is not there....
A waveform in the effects control volume would help as well
This would be helpful.
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
Vincent VanRoos commented
goed idee :-)