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  • Rebecca Fogel

    April 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Hi all –

    I’ve been working in a Media Composer timeline with several audio tracks – a mix of both stereo and mono. Yesterday I added three more stereo audio tracks, but for some reason I see a duplicate of each of those three tracks in my timeline. These duplicates cannot be deleted – for example, deleting one track labeled A17 also deletes the other A17.

    My first thought was to go to the Hamburger menu > Show Track, and then deselect the repeated audio tracks. It worked and I even saved the timeline view setting afterwards. BUT as soon as I used a different view setting (for example, I have one with waveforms and one without) and then switched back to the newly saved setting, the duplicates were back. I have restarted both the software alone and the entire computer, as well as created a new sequence, but I am not having any luck.

    I’m hoping someone can explain why this is happening and suggest a solution, if one exists! I feel like I’m probably missing something very straightforward!

    Many thanks in advance

    -Rebecca

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    Specs:
    Media Composer 8.2.0 software only
    MacPro 2 x 2.93 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon
    16 GB RAM
    OS X 10.9.5

  • Rebecca Fogel

    May 1, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Two screenshots of my issue…

    8787_1.png.zip

    8788_2.png.zip

  • Shane Ross

    May 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I had this exact same issue when I took over a project from another editor. My only solution was to make a new sequence and cut the old into the new.

    It was the dangdest thing.

    Shane
    Little Frog Post
    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

  • Rebecca Fogel

    May 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks Shane. Yeah, I’ve tried to create a new sequence but it didn’t solve the issue unfortunately. Perhaps it’s the project?

  • Shane Ross

    May 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Perhaps. Make a new project, and new sequence, and bring the bin from the old project over…see if that helps. I recall it took me a lot of work to get the sequence right.

    Shane
    Little Frog Post
    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

  • Rebecca Fogel

    May 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Update:

    I created a new project and copied over all the bins from the old one. The duplicated tracks are no longer showing in the timeline, although they do still appear under Fast Menu > Show Track. I can deal with that though!

  • Christian Robinson

    December 2, 2020 at 3:52 am

    I am now having this same issue!

  • Christian Robinson

    December 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    You may have already figured this out since 2015 (5 years later) but it was the “Fast Menu” reset it to Default. and it will stop duplicating the tracks.

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