Improving Audio Waveforms

By in Video Editing

Back in late December we released an update to our current shipping version; Media Composer 6.5.2, Symphony 6.5.2 and NewsCutter 10.5.2. This release includes many bug fixes improving performance and stability in a lot of areas of the applications such as scrubbing, color correction, trimming, mouse wheel stepping, stabilize effects, marker comment entry and bin saving.

One area of performance we focused on resolving, and we’re excited to release in this version is audio waveforms.

Audio waveforms performance improvements have been done to allow the timeline to be more responsive when the waveforms are drawing. This is in regards to zooming in/out, canceling the draw (CMD/CTRL + . ), and clicking around timeline while the waveforms are drawing.

You can try out this change for yourself with the free 30-day Media Composer trial. If you have any questions, be sure to connect with the team in our Professional Video Editing Forums.

See you there!


I have over 20 years of experience in music and audio post production. As a former product manager (Avid Media Composer and iZotope RX & Suite of products), I focused on delivering solutions which enable and inspire customers to be more creative. Now as Director of Digital Business Development at Avid, I continue to work closely with creative artists across the media industries in order to provide them with innovative solutions for the work they do every day to be successful and creative.