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  • Thu, Mar 20 2008 4:10 PM

    • adam5000
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    Audio Waveforms in Timeline

    This is a small thing but it can be a big thing too. When you load a timeline and then choose to see the sample plot or waveforms (via the timeline menu or saved keyboard key assign) it's takes as long as it takes to load them, which is often quite long. Alright, it's never been quick but I guess that's as good as they can do, since it's been this way for many years. Now stay with me here, this will take a bit to explain but what I'd like to see made possible is that after you load the waveforms for a given timeline, if you now load a different timeline and you do NOT want see the waveforms for that timeline, you should be able to just stop the loading by pressing the key that you have assigned to turn waveforms on/off. What currently happens is you can't stop the waveform loading until it's done. And here's where it's a small thing and a big thing. If it's a small simple timeline, it's no big deal BUT if it's a long complex timeline, it IS a big deal and a lengthy process to wait for the waveforms to write. I guess what I'm looking for to avoid all this waiting is a default way to have the timeline reset the waveform writing on/off after each timeline loading. OR just make the waveforms load in 2 seconds no matter what the timeline info is, and that seems unlikely to happen since it's been this way for years and years.
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  • Thu, Mar 20 2008 4:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Audio Waveforms in Timeline

     Hi,

    Although this may not totally solve your issue, you can turn off audio waveforms while they're being drawn by pressing CTRL+.  (that's CTRL plus the period key).

    EDIT: Actually, that doesn't turn the waveforms off, it just stops the drawing process, at which point you could press whatever key you've assigned audio waveforms to.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Thu, Mar 20 2008 7:42 PM In reply to

    • adam5000
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    Re: Audio Waveforms in Timeline

    Thanks Carl. That does help somewhat on the loading end of things but, I'd still like to not have to remember to turn viewing waveforms on/off before loading the sequence.
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  • Tue, Jun 16 2015 8:56 PM In reply to

    • chuckkahn
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    Re: Audio Waveforms in Timeline

    camoscato:

     Hi,

    Although this may not totally solve your issue, you can turn off audio waveforms while they're being drawn by pressing CTRL+.  (that's CTRL plus the period key).

    EDIT: Actually, that doesn't turn the waveforms off, it just stops the drawing process, at which point you could press whatever key you've assigned audio waveforms to.

    good luck,
    Carl

     

    What do you press on a Mac?  Neither CTRL+. nor CMD+. is working.  AMC 6.0.5.1

     

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