I lock the audio tracks and then drag a clip from bin to timeline, but it adds another audio track automatically, which I don't want. I wish I could just drag from bin to timeline video-only....Can I lock down the audio tracks so no more tracks are added? I know I can double-click a clip to open in source panel, then drag the video icon, but that is an extra step I would rather not waste time with.
That does work for me, thank you. I notice the audio can be turned off on a group of clips by making number of audio tracks = 0, and this can be reversed later by putting 1 track back in that parameter. It is handy to modify a folder of B-roll cutaways. I still wish there were a simpler way, when inserting a single clip, to drag video-only from the bin.
I realize that is how it is supposed to work, but the problem is it doesn't work for me. I unpatch, I lock audio tracks, but PP often just adds another audio track and plops the audio there. Video-only inserts are fundamental to making movies and I find it outrageous that Adobe hasn't figured this out yet.
It is worked out.
"VIdeo inserts" would be usually made by editors from the Source Monitor and the workflow is in place for that
Kind of unusual to video insert an entire clip from the project bin into a time line instead of using In and Out edit points or 3 point edits...or even overlay edits.
I have been editing for 20 years, creating 1,100 movies on YouTube, and using a normal workflow shared by many editors, bringing subclips directly from a bin to the timeline. Why should that be so difficult? This is the usual way we work, sometimes arranging a group of subclips in storyboard fashion in the bin, then dragging them as a group to the timeline -- very often bringing them in as video-only to not disturb existing audio mix. Bringing clips through the source panel is extra work, a waste of time, and should not be required. PP should be able to handle such a basic task.
It's not required to go through the Source Monitor, but I'd agree with Shooter that it is probably the more common work flow. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a camera op that can get every single shot so perfectly timed that no trimming needs to be done. In fact, I'd argue it's a poor camera man who even tried to do such a thing. That kind of fine tuned control belongs squarely with the editor/director, not the camera op/DP.
When you click on the clip, check for an A+ indicator at the bottom of the audio tracks. Click that if you see it.
As I repeatedly described, I'm using subclips in the bins. These have already had in and out points defined. Basic workflow = view long clip while marking in/out for dozens of subclips from that one long clip; repeat for the next long clip; etc. Then when all relevant subclips are created, arrange them in the bins, then place them on the timeline, directly from the bin, sometimes placing video-only -- but I still can't do that easily with PP. Why are you defending this flaw in the application?
Well you didnt mention the subclips before I posted in so I had no idea why one would edit from the Bin.
I will test later today...to see if subclips can be taken to the sequence from a bin when the Audio Tracks are not targetted in the timeline.
I am surprised it doesnt for you but maybe its a bug!.
I just tried this in Premiere Pro CC.
If I take the subclip (with audio) and drag it to the timeline with one of the tracks source patched, then I get video with audio. As expected.
If I make sure that no audio tracks are source patched, then no matter what I do, I do not get the audio along with the video of the subclip.
In other words, Mark's way works for me.
So, perhaps we need to figure out what is different in the setups. Are you on a Mac? Exactly which version of Premiere Pro are you using? Tell us everything you can about your setup and perhaps something will make itself known.
Edit: Also, does this happen in a brand new project, or just projects created in older versions? And if you import this project into a new one, does the problem go away?
I tested it too as per Marks screen grab...works for me. eg Un Target A#
Just as one would expect of it so no bug with subclip video /audio fromthe Bin.
I can use Drag or Insert or Over write and they all work.
thanks all for helping with this. I'm running the latest version of PP CC, on a MacPro. The video is 1080p ingested via FCP as ProRes. I'm finding that if I drag a clip from the bin to the program monitor it will create a video-only insert consistently, which gives me a reasonable work flow. However when I drag directly from a bin to the timeline I sometimes get that undesireable effect, i.e. a new audio track being created with audio placed there -- it happens occassionaly, maybe 10-20% of the time. Strange it is intermittent in behavior.
Anyway, I am new to PP, having been an FCP guy for many years, and I gotta say I love this Adobe program warts and all. The interface is very conducive to efficient work, with many features way in advance of FCP. I'm glad to have made the switch.
Video is from my SONY NEX-FSU100U, shot at 1080p. I ingested to FCP last month because I had not yet started using PP. Also some footage is older HDV video. Might have something to do with the issue. Next time I will ingest directly to Premiere. But I have hundreds of hours of HD footage, digitzed via FCP, I will be working on.
I ingested to FCP last month because I had not yet started using PP. Also some footage is older HDV video. Might have something to do with the issue. Next time I will ingest directly to Premiere. But I have hundreds of hours of HD footage, digitzed via FCP, I will be working on.
As a new PPRO user..all that footage is not sub clipped.
At least you now know...that if subclips are your preferred workflow..it can work as you wish and PPRO can handle "a basic task".
a new audio track being created with audio placed there
Again, look for that A+. It's telling you that a new audio track will be created for that media, because the tracks available don't match what's needed for the audio. And that new track is patched by default, so...you get audio.
Looks to me like Jim nailed it. I created a sequence with audio set to 5.1, then in the Project panel I selected a stereo clip. In the Timeline, "A1" was not shown for any of the 5.1 tracks, and the "+" indicator was present. Inserting added a stereo track to the timeline and inserted the clip's audio on that new track. As expected, if I clicked the "+" prior to inserting, the new track was added, with source patching enabled.
So to avoid having the audio inserted, click the "+" and deselect the new track for source patching. Once you've turned off source patching for one clip with a certain type of audio, the same patching should be applied the next time you select a clip of the same type.