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Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Sun May 08, 2016 11:11 am

Somebody's gonna get a big kiss. How do I keep the video and audio from being spaced several tracks apart. This seems to happen erratically. Maybe I have overlooked a setting. I'd love to hear from people who have seen this problem before.

And why are there six audio tracks? My audio ends up there. What causes this to happen?

I make hundreds of professional videos and I have this problem too often -- but not the majority of the time.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Bob » Sun May 08, 2016 3:47 pm

It would help to post a screen shot so we can see what you are talking about.

The default number of audio and video tracks is 3. If you have more, you would have had to have added them at some time. Next time you create a new sequence, check to see if you are using a custom preset. It's possible you are using one with additional audio tracks. You can check the number of tracks in in "track" tab of the new sequence dialog.

You can also get additional audio tracks by adding them while editing. You can explicitly add additional tracks, or you can indirectly add them by dragging and dropping a clip on the timeline in the black area above the top track.

As for the separation of audio and video, it's hard to know what you are talking about without a screen shot, but it could be entirely normal. When you add a clip with audio and video to the timeline, the video will go on a video track and the audio will go on an audio track. The timeline is divided horizontally into two sections with video tracks on the top and audio tracks on the bottom. The only time the audio and video tracks are together is when you are working with track one. If you are working with multiple tracks, the audio tracks will be placed in the audio track section on the track corresponding to the one you placed your video track on.

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The audio and video tracks for a clip are linked together, if you move the video track to another position along the timeline the audio track also moves. But, they don't move together if you move from one track to another. They are independent in that regard -- move one, the other stays. This is also a way to introduce gaps between the audio and video.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Peru » Sun May 08, 2016 6:02 pm

What version of Premiere Pro are you using?
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Sun May 08, 2016 6:25 pm

5.5

I'll post a screenshot later, as Bob requested. But my question is WHY does the footage separate like it does sometimes. The audio lands on, say, track 6 and won't budge unless I unlink it. Or, as Bob may have implied, if I don't highlight both tracks.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Peru » Mon May 09, 2016 8:13 am

I've used PPro CS5.5 and never had that problem.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:39 pm

Bob, I haven't had the problem of the clips separating in far-apart tracks for a while. But it happens way to often, so I will be responding when it does. Lately, however, I've been spending almost all my time in project types that don't have that problem ... yet. DV. Usually I work in AVHCD.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:09 pm

Okay -- I finally have an example I can prove of clips imported into widely separated tracks.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Peru » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:12 pm

Your audio is 5.1 stereo, so it has to go to the first 5.1 stereo track available.
The previous tracks are two channel stereo.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:14 pm

Hmmm. So...should I delete the other audio tracks and pull everything together?
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Peru » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:15 pm

If you wish.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Matthew Max » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:24 pm

Well, I'll be doggone. The empty tracks are gone. Such an easy fix!

Thanks, Perú. Se lo agradezco.
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Re: Video and audio tracks are spaces apart

Postby Peru » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:00 am

You're welcome. :)
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