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Old 07-30-2012, 02:00 PM
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I used to be able to zoom into a dialogue track where I heard a pop or click and redraw a smooth waveform with the pencil tool however that tool doesnt come up. Im unable to redraw the waveform. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:11 PM
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Does the audio stem from an OMF or AAF?
Try selecting the part you want to draw in, then hit sft + opt + 3 to consolidate, then try drawing again.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:04 PM
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Yes it was from an AAF and consolidating it fixed the issue. I would've never thought of that.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:05 PM
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It's a pain in the arse issue that has been there for ages...
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It's a pain in the arse issue that has been there for ages...
I never have this problem with I copy the audio from the OMF on import.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:15 AM
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I never have this problem with I copy the audio from the OMF on import.
I can't really remember, but I think, I used embedded files with link instead of copy, so you could indeed be correct.
Makes perfect sense actually, since "copy" creates new files, as "consolidate" also does.
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You used the "link" function.
"Copy" allows pencil.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: What happen to my Pencil tool

I think it's a good habit to consolidate before penciling anyway, as pencil is one of the few destructive edits in PT. It changes the original file without making a copy or denoting it was changed...

In some workflows (like mine where editors do prep just linking to the OMF/AAF media, and we relink their sessions on mix stage) it's critical to consolidate because you might do a pencil fix and then relink to an unfixed file because PT makes no name distinction between the two...

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