6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2010 7:56 AM by the_wine_snob

    Audio stops half-way through clip

    Calico Skies

      Audio on movie clips stops half-

      way through.  This isn't downloaded music, but rather the background audio of the clips.  Any suggestion


        • 1. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          What type of camcorder did the video come from and how did you get it into your computer?


          Also, which version of the program are you using and which project settings are you using?


          It might also help to know your operating system, processor speed and RAM load, per the notice at the very top of this forum page.

          • 2. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
            Calico Skies Level 1

            The camera is a Sony Handycam DCR-SX41.

              The clips were imported using the Adobe Premiere Elements 8 program (the latest update has been downloaded).  When I opened the program I chose "New Project" and then used the "get media" choice to chose the clips from the organizer.


            My computer has 3 GB RAM, a 2.6 processor, and currently has 186 GB free space.  I am using Windows Vista.



            • 3. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              How well does your New Project Preset match the footage from the Sony? Can you give us details of each?


              In the Organizer, and in the Source Monitor (Dbl-click on the Clip in the Project Panel), does the full Audio play?


              In the Clip in the Timeline, does the Waveform Display show for the entire Clip, or only the part that you hear?


              When you Imported the footage, did you wait until Conforming and the PEK file generation completed? There is a little blue progress bar in the lower-right of the GUI.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
                Calico Skies Level 1

                The footage appears the same from the Sony.


                The full audio plays in the Organizer and from the clip in the project panel.  The waveform shows for the entire length of the clip in the timeline.


                I didn't see the blue progress bar you spoke about, but the program just went through the process of importing the clips and then the organizer opened.



                • 5. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  What does the FREE

                  http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ say about the codec?
                  • 6. Re: Audio stops half-way through clip
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    When one Imports a file with Audio, there is a Conforming process, that takes place. This converts the Audio to 32-bit floating point for editing, and also generates the PEK (Waveform Display) file. During this process, there will be a little blue progress bar at the bottom-right of the GUI. Depending on the source Audio, the Duration and the speed of the computer, this might flash by, or might be visible for a few minutes. One MUST allow this to complete. If you are not seeing it upon Import, then it's probably happening so quickly, that the progress bar does not display long enough to observe. With some Audio sources, this process takes some time, and many users do not notice it plugging away at the bottom of the screen. They try to use the Asset, before the Conforming has completed, and this can truncate the CFA file, can hang or crash the program, and can even lock up the computer.


                    Good luck,