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1. Adobe is shut down until after the New Year.
2. Can you map multiple clips *before* you add any of them to the timeline? I haven't tried P2 footage, but mapping multiple clips works here once they are imported into the Project panel and before anything else is done to them.
What do you want to change about the default mapping? Do you not get 4 audio channels?
Bowen says it all in his post and he is correct.
It is a PITA to audio map each P@ clip individually. It did not used to be that way. I could shift- click the selection then source map them all in one hit.
Now, pita-bread is something especially my wife and kids really like.
But, on the other hand, if PITA is what I think, in your case I mean, then I just wonder how a program can cause that kind of pain. Do you wipe yourself (NOT mentioning where!) with the keyboard or program-disks or something? Just asking you know :)
> Bowen says it all in his post and he is correct.
He says its a pain to remap them. I am trying to understand why he wants to remap them.
With P2 there are 4 mono audio tracks of which two are automatically recorded and the user has no control over them. Most people want either one or two tracks brought into the timeline - usually the two they have attentuated and they may want them as Mono mapped as Stereo or Mono mapped as Mono.
I prefer mono mapped as stereo which gives me one Stero audio clip that contains x level on the left and Y level on the right. I can then choose to use the fill L or R effect. Basically dealing with one audio track ( a single stereo clip)is easier for me and my workflow. Dealing with 4 mono tracks per clip is complicated and especially more so with the new Track Targeting regime.
I don't have CS4. How is this different from CS3. If you take them all before adding to a timeline, you can map them all at once, right?
Craig, I am familiar with P2 media. I understand now. The thread topic is ,misleading; indicating a bug specific to p2 audio. Pr is handing the Pr audio properly. You all just want better source track mapping features.
If you are not using the 3-4 channels then typically 1-2 are recorded as 2 mono tracks . Im not sure what value mapping them to stereo does other than timeline real-estate. Consider using the track targeting to remove the 3-4 "extra" audio tracks. If you use typical workflow, adding a clip from the source monitor with only two tracks targeted will do the trimming you desire. If you want control over the two mono tracks via a single track you could map the output of the two monos to a single stereo submix track. That way you dont loose the individual control over the 1-2 mono tracks if for some reason they need separation.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio and change Source Channel Mapping from Use File to whatever fit your needs and then forget about the problem. :)
When you change this setting all your P2 clips will behave the same when you import them and the need to manually remap audio is history. :)
Good to know:
This setting does not affect existing projects unless you re-import the clips.
So Roger ...you are saying that the Global Preferences will acheive desired Source Audio Mapping if it is set before the clips are imported into the project and it doesnt work if done the other way around?
Interesting but slightly inconvenient for mixed media projects)I cant test it because I am taking a two week break away from the NLE.
The Clip Audio Option used to be able to do it from the project window ...even for multiple selected clips. Very convenient.