On import, Premiere automatically conforms audio tracks
and generates waveforms. You can monitor the progress
at the bottom right of the UI.
Until this is completed, you might not be able to play back your audio.
Hmm, perhaps. I could've sworn I saw the conforming progress bar in the lower right go away; meaning complete, I assume. In what order does Premiere Pro process clips for conforming? The odd thing is thay, say clip MVI_4031 plays back with no audio, but a sequentially later clip, MVI_4035 played back with audio right away.
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In what order does Premiere Pro process clips for conforming?
When importing multiple clips at once, I don't know how Premiere
prioritizes conforming.... but if you wait, they will all eventually complete.
I have had instances where I have imported multiple clips at once,
and the last couple of clips will not complete conform until the project
is closed and then re-opened. After that, all is good.
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Conforming does not occur in the same order as sequentially named clips - it does not follow any obvious order. The clips also have to be indexed. All this takes time. It is best for various reasons to be patient and not try to do anything else during these processes. The processes do often stop if you try to edit before they are complete.
Some people have reported errors caused by attempting to edit before completion - I cannot find the link for this at the moment.
Ok. Thanks. Here's the odd thing though. There's the initial "Importing..." dialog, then the comforming dialog in the lower right. Once that's gone away, are their background process that I'm not aware of? Nothing appeared to be happening, as far as I recall.
Ah, that maybe the case. I think I've previously imported media that was placed in a folder on local machine, which is an SSD. This time around the media was put on a FW800 drive prior to importing. Perhaps the slower drive speed made Premiere take longer to create and write those sidecar files. Maybe. I don't know for sure.
I have not noticed that big a difference in time, between my SATA II internals, and my FW-800's (use those a lot to migrate my Projects between laptop and workstation) BUT then I am starting with PCM/WAV @ 48KHz 16-bit to begin with, so those conform rather quickly. Still, their Duration, and also their number, will show up a difference. I just Import, grab a cup of coffee, and by then, a bunch are Conformed, and ready to go.
Hope that that is the problem, and good luck,
Thanks for the help. I'll have another video shoot later today, so tomorrow morning I'll have a new project. I'll see if the problem was that I was simply trying to edit too quickly. ? Although, that sounds weird. Isn't that one of the big pluses to CS5.5. No transcoding and such like FCP7, so you can get to work right away?
Like I said, I've only seen this happen twice now, and I've made a good handful of videos in premiere pro cs5 (only a few in cs5.5), and I'm using the same camera, so I'm not sure what's going on.
Isn't that one of the big pluses to CS5.5. No transcoding and such like FCP7, so you can get to work right away?
That holds for being able to natively edit the Video, without intermediate files. The Conforming of the Audio still holds, as does the Indexing, and the generation of the PEK files (Waveform Display).
Give it a go, with that cup of coffee (or tea), after Import, and see if things go more smoothly. Here's hoping and anticipating that they will.