In my brief testing of MC in 7.1, rendering audio was not required. The waveform just showed up on its own, so the behavior you're seeing is normal when you have "Play work area after rendering previews" option checked in Preferences.
Be sure the audio track is expanded enough for you to see the waveform.
Thanks for your answer but I have "Play work area after rendering previews" unchecked.
I can render video previews just fine. I've enabled "Render audio when rendering video" for testing but it doesn't matter.
And I've expanded the audiotrack enough but there is no waveform.
I've created a new project, but it's the same as the older 7.01 projects.
Now for testing I create a new sequence from a clip: drag clip to New Item.
Put this sequence (1) into an existing timeline and the waveform shows up.
Add a new clip next to the one already in sequence (1) and the waveform shows up.
Put a clip above the clip in sequence (1), so you have 2 video and 2 audio tracks and the waveform is gone, and there is no way to generate this waveform.
So, with more than 1 audio track, there is no waveform. I have to export the audio first and use it as the only track and then I have the waveform.
This is bad because I need sometimes the audio from one or another camera because someone in front of this cam says something. (Weddingceremonie-guests)
Good to hear you have the same behavior there. I've send a bugreport and hopefully they will fix it soon.
Is it possible to install Premiere CS6 and use this for my current projects (CC 7.1) multicam editing?
Same here, frustrating to get bugs like this after an update. I kept saying to myself before this update - it ain't broke - don't fix it, especially before a project dealine, doh!
Thankfully only a minor frustration rather than functional loss
For me this isn't a minor bug - it's hugely inconvienient.
A quick workaround/fix is to:
1. ALT select the offending audio track with the missing waveforms (nested, multicam - doesn't matter)
2. Right Mouse and slect > Multicam Flatten . That will flatten the track and give you some wavesforms to edit with. If the track isnt Multicam, then make it it one, then flatten.
Any sort of nested clip works with missing waveform can be turned into a multicam track, then flattened -.
Very handy of you are want to flatten exporting the final squence with various multicam/nested edits to Speegrade (native) or resolve friendly EDL/XML.
You can avoid all this hassle if you remmber to Uncheck the Insert Clips and Comps as Individuals Clips
Hope that helps
Am I alone in being suprised that a bug in an update like this hasn't been fixed 1 month down the line?
Are so few people frstrated by it / filing a feature request? - Have those here who've come across the bug reported it?
I just came across this problem, and bug reported it.
That's a good workaround for multicam, but it doesn't work for non-multicam nested sequences, because all the edits in the nested sequence will be lost. Any ideas to workaround that?
The CC7.2 update includes some improvements in this area. I know a bug with audio waveforms for nested sequences was fixed. Not as sure about multicam sequences--please let us know if that issue remains.
I did a quick test and it seems to work; need to render audio as in previous versions.
Yep - its now working for me (nested sequences were my problem rather than multicam).
Thanks for letting us know Mark.