How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

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These are instructions on how to display audio waveforms in the Final Cut Pro timeline.

Step One
Open your Final Cut project by selecting Open from the File menu.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Step Two
Click the tiny Right Arrow at the bottom left of your Timeline window and choose Show Audio Wavefrom from the popup menu that appears.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Step Three
Notice the audio waveform is now visible in your timeline.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Shortcut:
Option+Command+W will toggle the waveform on and off.

Permanent:
If you want to show audio waveforms for every new sequence created select User Preferences... from the Final Cut Pro menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Choose the Timeline Options tab.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline

Check the box called Show Audio Waveforms and click the OK button.
How to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro TimelineHow to Enable Audio Waveforms in the Final Cut Pro Timeline
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