I have a rather funky problem with Premiere. It is changing my audio levels on output!
I'm using Premiere Pro as my online editor and I make a lot of exports for broadcast and film. One thing they require me to do is to export multichannel audio so they will have access to a 5.1 mix + LtRt or to the stems I received from my audio engineer. My workflow is this:
This used to be my workflow for the last three years and I never had problems until now. Suddenly when I compare the export with my timeline there is a difference of -3dB. In older versions this never was the case so I wonder what has happened. I know that stereo pairs get attenuated -3dB when you stack them but this doesn't seem like proper behaviour. And even if this is the case, why doesn't my VU-meters reflect the changes that Premiere is applying to my audio?
It feels like a bug and I can't find a new proper workflow to resolve this problem. The only solution I could come up with is to apply a gain of 3dB, effectively exporting 3dB too loud. This feels rather hacky and I would like to steer away from it.
I love this problem to be resolved asap or an option to have a 'direct out'-option in the sequence settings that doesn't tinker with my audio tracks on exporting.
- Working on the latest version of Premiere (12.1.2)
- Tested this problem on multiple Mac computers (High Sierra), will post back after testing on Windows as well.