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Are they all on Video track 1?
And what is the source of these video clips? What format are they and what kind of camcorder did they come from?
They are all on the same video track although I don't know what number the track is because I'm not in front of that computer right now. These came from a Sony HDD camcorder and are mpeg2 format.
If you can post a screen shot of your timeline, that might help.
Is there a way to post a screen shot here? I don't seem to have that option.
Anyway, here's more information. When I drag the clips to the timeline they will not go to video track 1 unless I delete the audio from them. Once I did that I was able to drag them to video track 1. Then they started showing up properly in the sceneline.
Obviously I'm missing something pretty fundamental about Premiere. When I keep the audio track on it will only drag into the track with the 5.1 channel audio indicator. But then the sceneline only displays the first clip.
If your audio is 5.1 and you use a non 5.1 channel audio project setting your clips will be place on Track 4 that will be designated for 5.1 audio. In which case you really need to use the Timeline for editing not Sceneline.
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Start a new project with 5.1 audio channel settings.
In this case you can drop the Clip on Track 1 and it would show up correctly in the sceneline.
I am having exactly the same problem with PRE7.
Never had this with version 4
How do I change the audio channel settings?
Are those posting here with the same problem using the Sony DCR-SR100 which is a hard drive camcorder that records MPEG2-PS to hard drive, but with 5.1 channel sound which Sony claims cannot be reset to just a Stereo version.
I have done some exploring on this issue, and the issue is not the MPEG-PS, but the 5.1 channel audio and the way the Premiere Elements 7 is set up to handle ANYTHING with 5.1 channel audio.
There have been several topics here on Sceneline stacking, etc.
Steve Grisetti, maybe it is time to put together a Premiere Elements 7 FAQ explaining its handling of 5.1 channel sound including suggested workarounds. From the onset of these topics, Paul LS has been right on with his analysis of the reports.
That definitely would be a good idea, Tony. I'm kind of at the mercy of people like Paul in that area, though, so I'm by no means an expert.
Maybe I can convince him to write something up that I can post.
How about it, Paul?
I too am brand new to camcorders and PRE... I am using a Panasonic SD 100 amd am also getting this issue. I cannot work out how to get more than the first clip to show in the sceneline - it will just not work for me. This is a HD camcorder. I am going mad trying to find out what is going wrong whilst i am trying to use this damn software!!!... I am using PRE7 too.
If you are using 5.1 audio then dont use Sceneline mode, work in the Timeline mode.
If not 5.1 audio then see the following, care of Robert:
What you can do to stack up clips in sceneline is to hold down the shift key as you drag an asset from the media bin or orgainizer to the playback monitor. When you drop the clip, there will be a pop up menu where you can pick what you want to happen.
Then to select a specific track while still in sceneline mode, right-click in the playback monitor and then click "Select..." on the pop-up menu after which you can select the specific track
Thanks, I finally worked out the solution, from you all telling me it was down to 5.1 sound (I'd have never known or worked that out.) The manual could do with a warning at the beginning... Anyway, Open new project, change settings and I chose the Full HD 5.1 sound settings option... as it doesn't automatically choose from the media being added.