Are you using the trial version?
If so, then the MPEG AC3 Audio will not work.
i had this same issue with some clips.
what i did was double click the clip so it plays in the source window
rightclick and choose insert - to put it on the time line (or just drag it down)
place the mouse over speaker icon in the source window, and click and drag "audio only" down to the timeline (audio tarck)
- you have to make sure it lines up correctly with your video
- its hardly the ideal solution, but as a workaround it'll get the job done.
- also you can try rightclicking A1 (down on the timeline) and adding other types of audio tracks
From what I have read (no personal knowledge, don't have a Sony) some cameras have METADATA hidden in the folder structure
When you copy the files from camera to computer you can't copy JUST the files, you have to copy the entire folder structure, and then import into Premiere from that folder
Interesting. I appreciate your feedback. Using you method, I am able to drag video only from my .mts AVCHD file created by a Sony HDR-CX560V camcorder. When I try to drag the audio only into my timeline, it seems that nothing happens, but, when I play the project I can hear the audio.
So I created a new project and only imported the audio. Nothing changed on the timeline, but, the project will play and I can hear the audio. Now, there is no way for me to remove that audio without closing without saving and starting over.
This is so frustrating. In my opinion, this is where Adobe needs to put in way more effort. It doesn't matter how many bells and whistles you have with the editor. If I can't import my video clips correctly, there is no point to anything else the software can do. This is priority #1 which hasn't seemed to have been a priority at Adobe.
This is a bug in my opinion.
Any reply from anyone on this issue your be appreciated.
Are you sure that the audio isn't in the timeline? My guess is that your audio is in the audio tracks that are lower down in the Timeline panel, so you need to scroll down to see them.
See this video for more about audio tracks and this specific issue:
Holy Frijoles you were right. Why the hell it's doing that I don't know and don't really care at this point. I'm so happy the audio is there. Ok, on to my next issues with this camera that have nothing to do with Adobe.
I'll try to find my post in the forums and update it with these findings, this is huge, thank you so much. I've been fiddling with settings all morning long.
I apologize for any harsh language I may have used as my frustration levels where through the roof over this.
Well before you start editing you need to know the format of the material you are working with. Perhaps audio was recorded by camera is 5.1 and that Premeire understands correctly and places it at the bottom of the all tracks that are created when you chouse to create a sequence.
In this case I would suggest to you is dont create a sequences of any kind but select your assets and drag them down into new icon at the buttom of the project panel. That will create a sequece automaticaly for your media and will give you correct number of audio tracks per your assets, and they will not be hidden.
So in short words, the problem was not in the software, but user did not know what to do.