It will only work if you haven't used the clip(s) yet in a sequence; judging by the fact that the options are grayed out, I suspect that is the case. How far along in your edit are you?
You are right, this seems to be the reason. Damn, let's hope on day Premiere is smart enough to be able to do that also with files already in the timeline.
I've put about 10 work hours into my edit now so I would want to start over :S
let's hope on day Premiere is smart enough to be able to do that also with files already in the timeline.
Well, it's not a question of Premiere being "smart" enough, so much as it is impossible without some other functionality. Remember, Premiere has specific audio track formats for mono, stereo, and 5.1 audio; your source tracks have to go into a matching sequence track. If you take two mono tracks and tell Premiere that they are actually the left and right channels of a stereo track, and those mono tracks are already in use, how would it know where to put the remapped track? That could get really messy, really fast.
Is there a particular issue you're trying to work with or around? There may be another solution or approach, if so. Or was this merely for the convenience?
The way I see it is that a smart function would simply automatically create a new stereo track and place the combined mono channels on that one. I don't see why it should get messy.
This situation is just for convenience: I would like to get rid of the 4 mono tracks and replace them with one stereo track so that I have more vertical space on my timeline.
Not sure why you want the 4 tracks. Two of them are kind of "redundant tracks" and serve no purpose I can determine.
I always mapped my P2 media as Stereo and did not select TKs 3/4 in the mapping.
Shooterz, I don't want the 4 tracks. What you described is exactly what I want, the only problem is I can't do that anymore since I already started editing (clips are used on a timeline).
I wonder what happens if you open a new (empty sequence) then do the remapping on the source clips
..maybe ....then copy and paste all of the original clips from the original sequence.