Waveform disappearing in the Timeline
The audio Waveform is constantly disappearing and reappearing from the Timeline with this latest update v13.1.4 build 2. When I scroll left to right or zoom into the timeline, the waveform disappears and reappears without logic. As a result I am unable to visually edit to the audio piece and have to scrub through it to hear the audio instead.
Terry Lowenthal commented
Same issue. Works for about an hour, then waveforms disappear. Restart Premiere, works for about 30 minutes. Restart…And on, and on. I don’t know how I’m going to finish my job. Upgraded to 2022. What a mistake.
michael lino commented
Same issue here. For the clips that didnt show audio waves i right clicked and selected "edit clip in adobe audition". That seemed to work. see screenshot below. It changes the color of the clip but the waves are showing at all zoom levels
Estelle Jodoin commented
I just did the update (22.4.0) and the problem is still there. After a certain time, the clips on the timeline flicker, the waveforms are gone and the image of the tools (the cursor) disappears. When I move a clip, it doesn't follow my movement so I cannot precisely adjust where I move it.
I quit and restart Premiere and it's okay for a while but the problem keep coming back.
Shaun Dyos commented
Workflow is being destroyed by this problem. Premiere 2022 doesn't work.
1. Try not to open more than one time line
2. Try not to have long timelines
3. Restart Premiere
4. Open new project, import old one into it. This seems to help for a few hours.
Michael Roth commented
This happened to me in 22.3.1 and I had to go back to 22.2. It has been pretty bad in 22.4 so now I am headed back again. Would be nice to get this fixed before .5
Christopher Maloney commented
Hey there. I've got a silly workaround to this problem on Macs. When the wavefiles flicker and disappear, simply click on anything to pop up in front of your Premier display. I have Safari opened, so I just click on Safari and my browser pops up and blocks the Premier screen. Then just minimize Safari (or whatever program/app you opened up). Magically, the wavefiles stop disappearing. Try it!
Shaun Dyos commented
this problem is killing my workflow and me. Thinking of giving up on Premiere once I get through with his job. Avid the way forward
Ben Vallance commented
This exact thing happened to me. Working on a talking head in a multi-cam sequence and this is absolutely crippling to my work flow. at least 10 times more time consuming than it was before.
Ben Hunter commented
At my wit's end with this annoying little problem. A lot of my work sifting through interviews is slowed down when I can't see waveforms. I moved my cache location and rebuilt files, which worked for all of an hour before it broke again.
Why are we paying over fifty dollars a month for broken software? What a joke.
Luke Newbold commented
I've never seen this in all my years of editing in Premiere, until my latest upgrade to 22.4.0 (Build 57), on MacOS Big Sur (2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9. MD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB). Now I get this issue a lot. I use + and - constantly to zoom in and out of the timeline... every 50 zoom level changes or so all my waveforms seem to disappear. Sometimes they flicker randomly in strobe effect. I have to restart Premiere to get the waveforms back.
We pay so much for this software monthly, how are issues like this allowed to happen due to program update? Sort it out please.
Philip Nordling commented
This has been going on and off for years. Also, now if I don't have the setting on to create them automatically, and I do it manually instead, I don't get a progress bar in the lower right, and the waveform is only showing a bit more every time I click the timeline. It's weird.
I found that, if you zoom in and the waveform disappears, but you wait like 10 seconds, they show up... but if you then open another timeline or something, it goes away again once you zoom back in.
Nate Priest commented
This is something Premiere has struggled with for a while, but this is the worst it's been. This is pretty crippling :'(
Joseph Galligan commented
Still a problem here with PP 2022.
Geoffrey Knecht commented
Seriously. This has gone on for YEARS. Just updated and the problem is WORSE. I think it's time to look at some other options for software.
Jarmo Ahonen commented
two years and no result? I just tried uninstalling everything from adobe and reinstall, but nothing changed. maybe i'll just uninstall and switch to some other company.
Paul Sprinz commented
I have the same problem since updgrading to 22.3.1 - never had an issue before. Audio waveforms and picture thumbnails randomly disappearing and reappearing. Please fix!
Colin Blake commented
Experiencing same issue. Very disruptive.
John Browne commented
Same thing with PP 2022. Hard to edit if you can't see the audio waveform.
Tom Brain commented
I have experienced this problem endlessly singe using PP. Waveform disappears if you zoom out slightly, and it generates the incorrect waveform. clearing cache fixed the problem for all of about 5 minutes, when the waveforms start disappearing again and you are back to square one. I have had this problem for over a year now. It makes me want to unsubscribe.
LEONARD GOULD commented
This appears to be similar to what brought ME here. I make a multicam source using the auto sync tool (sync on audio tracks), make global edits to the source tracks and select New sequence from clip. Presto change-o, there are NO AUDIO WAVEFORMS SHOWING. A workaround I've used is to export a WAV and attach it at the bottom (if concerned about the slight deterioration innate in that export/import process mute the WAV track and just use it for guidance - it should snap into place with no sync problems). This shouldn't be necessary. Nor should deleting all cache and peak files and asking them all to re-create. ADOBE - FIX THIS!