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Audio Channels in Timeline Keep Changing?

Feb 4, 2013 12:52 PM

I have some audio tracks, on those tracks I inserted a .wav file that has 4 channels.  I only need 2 channels. ( 1 and 2 )  I unlinked the audio and I am just using channels 1 and 2.


Channel 2 on the timeline keeps defaulting to Channel 1 - I change it and then next time I open the p[roject the audio on channel 2 goes back to channel 1.


I hope this makes sense.


This picture is what it needs to be

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 1.11.18 PM.png



This picture below is what it changes to and I have to reset the channel.


Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 1.10.57 PM.png

Below is info on the audio channel

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 2.51.08 PM.png


Im doing something wrong right?


I hope not because I have already layed in and adjusted all my audio.


Thanks for your help!

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    Feb 4, 2013 2:52 PM   in reply to LeBeauStudio





    --> source is 4 channel WAV


    --> Audio mapping:


    1. source channel 2 -->  mono track channel 1


    Have you made a copy of the WAV in the bin to set the second audio mapping assignment?


    2. source channel 1 --> mono track channel 1


    So it would make sense that the audio is pointing to source channel 1 because that was the last assignment you made?


    I use the channel assigment a lot for 5.1 tracks it is working fine for me.


    --> Can you describe a bit more what doesn't works like expected?

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    Feb 6, 2013 11:12 AM   in reply to LeBeauStudio

    Ahh - now I understand ;-)


    so much channel tracks switches...


    Premiere forgets what source channel to use and switches back from source channel 2 to source channel 1 after the project is reopened.


    I'll do some test's here and see if I get the same problem...

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    Feb 6, 2013 4:01 PM   in reply to LeBeauStudio

    This Adobe KB Article (and included tutorial) might be helpful for Track Mapping in PrPro CS 6: tml


    Good luck,



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    Jan 15, 2014 2:27 AM   in reply to LeBeauStudio

    I also have this problem. The workaround seems to be to use the Audio Effect "Fill Left" rather than the Channel Assignment method - which just reverts when the project is saved and reloaded. I still don't know why this happens - I think it's a bug.

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