Timeline Single Waveform for L/R Mono
I record tutorials to post on YouTube using one cheap headset mic. So, there is no sense in wasting precious screen space on 2 identical waveforms for my audio. Every video I make (for the time being) will be mono needing to be heard on both left and right channels. So, I'd like to have my mono L/R audio show as one waveform on the timeline.
Image "borrowed" from this post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/how-to-set-to-display-one-waveform-instead-of-two/m-p/11228132?page=1#M278409
AdminMatt Stegner (Admin, Adobe DVA) commented
This is already available if you use a Mono audio track. Right click in the track Headers and select Add Tracks... menu item. In the dialog, under the Audio Tracks, select where you want the track, then under Track Type select Mono.
Now when you record on that track it will create a mono file. Not only does this mean that you will not see two waveforms, but the file being written to disk will be mono and half the file size.
sameer ali commented
I recently started using premier pro 2020 and waveform display in timeline is not showing properly. As you can see Its showing perfectly fine in top left side but when I drag it into timeline the display changed. Any idea how can I fix that?
Jason Decker commented
Right click on your audio file in the project window, Modify/Audio Channels. Change Preset to Mono and Number of Audio Clips to 1.