5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2008 4:22 AM by BKRonline
Chikers Level 1 (0 points)
Need a little help.

I can't get the audio waveforms to show up in the timeline. All I get is little x's across the audio tracks.

Any help is greatly appreciated.



iMac 5 2.16 Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • MartinR Level 6 (14,870 points)
    Have you turned them on? User Preferences > Timeline Options > Show Audio Waveforms.

    Also, if you have the track height set to the smallest size (aka reduced) it won't show the waveforms. Click the icon in the lower left of the sequence window - there are 4 track heights to choose between.
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)
    Trash your waveform cache. Open the project and wait before you do anything in the timeline.
  • BKRonline Level 1 (110 points)
    in addition:

    what i'd call the creation of waveform peak files (so you can see the waveforms) seem to be only created when the timeline is zoomed out where you can see all of a particular clip or clips.

    after you zoom out, then wait, you'll see the little x's turn in to visible waveforms over time.
  • Chikers Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks guys,

    I fired up FCE to implement some of your suggestions, and the waveforms were already there. Have no idea what I did. Thanks for the help, I'm sure I will be back.


  • BKRonline Level 1 (110 points)
    ahh magic