The meter next to the timeline is identical to the Master meter in the Mixer. Use either to get a sense of overall levels.
To make the whole thing louder without remixing, just nest the sequence and add some gain to the audio.
Jim - OK, thanks - i think - not real sure what to nest it into, (just a "blank"?) and as i understand it the gain is the INput level - (?) and
not sure how that's controlled at all - it seems at this point, all i can manipulate is the output..... In the meantime,
the second burn of the dvd gave me a much better overall output, being "TV commercial loud" when played
at only about 65-70% max volume. I've also revised my editing situation to turning off my computer's surround sound,
etc, to more evenly match the eventual playback situation., which in theis case is community television, so the main concern
is "even-ness" at whatever level, since they excercise some further control.
Nesting means adding one sequence to a second sequence, just as if that first sequence was an ordinary video clip.
Gain is added by right clicking on the clip. You'll see the option there.
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Using the audio gain feature is for sure the easiest method of turning an entire sequence up, just as Jim correctly described by nesting everything then turning the gain up.
One thing I'd really recommend though taking a look at using in the future is a compressor. Once I started using one for my audio levels I found that it made my life extremely easy. Once you have it setup correctly it will raise your lows and lower your peaks for you. Basically what it does is reduce volume once it reaches a certain threshold. Then using the makeup gain option it also adds gain to the audio. I generally just apply the dynamics effect to entire audio tracks. The other great part about the dynamics effect is that it has a limiter on it as well. Which is wonderful because you can set a limit of -10db for example and it won't allow anything to go over that point. So it makes it very easy to achieve consistent audio levels. So normally I always put a dynamics effect on my master track, with only the limiter enabled. So that nothing can go over whatever value I set. Then I use the dynamics effect using the compressor/makeup gain only as needed for the rest of the tracks. However depending on what your exact needs are that setup may or may not make since for you. I really think that it sounds like using this effect could be helpful for you though, so you might want to try it out.
OK, after a quick review of nesting by Andrew Devis, got that accomplished - and bumped up the audio gain by 3 db
which i determined by just taking a stab at it, and that does the job. I'm assuming i can now just link to Encore
and produce my dvd with overall volume improved. Maybe another gain level would be better? And i can now
hear the "submix" tut playing, and assume that submixing would give me sort of the same effect a different way?
Anyway, appreciate the simple solutions. This just keeps getting more fun....
CN25 - yeah, i had run across that "Dynamic" effect, and haven't had time to explore that enough - i'll have to load in
a short sequence and play with it - wow, so many toys, so little time....but it does sound pretty useful Maybe i'll
finally get some more video of guitar pickin' so i can overdrive the inputs and then play "whisper" just to see how
the compressor/limiter booster(?) stuff works. on my production videos (travelogs) i generally have a pretty static audio
situuation dialog over back ground music - however, the next sequence is a museum tour, and i'm not sure what
music to put under it -