What you could do is create a Bars and Tone clip ...place it in the timeline...ob
serve the meters correspond to the level of tone you created (hhich you can make exactly w
hat you want it to be - eg 1000hz @-20db).
Then export it as a wav file.
Re import the clip and check it on the meters.
I'm not sure what that's supposed to do. I followed your advice--added bars/tone, exported clip, reimported it and it's exactly the same on the levels meter as the clip I exported the WAV from.
My bar/tone is at -12db and the regular frequency (at 1000hz).
Perhaps I missed something? Thanks again for your assistance!
What that proves is that it is not PPRO or your soundcard creating the low levels issue.
You now need to look else where for the reason.
BTW: what exactly do you call the "sweet point before clipping" ?
Can you post up a sample clip ?
Here's a video I just posted on Youtube with the problem with the audio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZm-TX3Itk
Here's a screencast on the PP side no audio, but you can see the levels of the audio above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFXRIBlTDSQ
FYI, please note these are raw videos with text place holders for future AE work. Not a final product.
What I've always considered the sweet spot is an average level around -6db and never touching 0db.
When I play the first link the audio on my left speaker is louder.
Your video without sound showing Premiere doesnt show the Audio Mixer running.
Maybe show a screen grab of those settings.
To me, the fact that your audio levels in PPro are showing correctly means that there's not a setting on the audio track that's wrong, rather there's a setting in the audio export dialog that's wrong.
Try exporting your track and check the button for matching your export to your track settings and see what happens...
I'm not hearing any problem with the YouTube exported clip other than the fact that it's left channel only. Using the Fill Left effect will fix that.
The audio on the u tube video with sound is good. Just only the left channel. no sound on the right.
the u tube video with the premiere pro screen supports just that...Look at the audio meters and you see there is good levels on left channel but nothing on the right.
I use a wireless lav mike and get the same thing... audio on left channel only.
Like Jim said, use the fill left.
The thing I'm having a hard time with is that although the levels show up good and "look" right, the real-world experience is very quiet. Just check out the Youtube video with sound and then click on any other video on Youtube and it's 20 db louder. Mine looks right, but sounds weak.
Just check out the Youtube video with sound and then click on any other video on Youtube and it's 20 db louder. Mine looks right, but sounds weak.
Well, 2 speakers are louder than 1. I do not hear the difference taking that into account. Try listenting to it with headphones, and just the left on yours and another.
Maybe you've had, well, 3 Too Many! (Sorry, couldn't resist. If you need a break, come over to the lounge; it is Beer-Thirty.)
I found the volume on your video right in line with several others. Again, the only significant difference is that yours is left channel only. But the level was pretty consistent with all the rest.
I too have experienced this was Sony cameras. What I have been led to believe, perhaps in error, that 0 db on the camera does not mean 0 db, that its actually reduced to control clipping. Back in my Pinnacle days, Studio and Liquid used -9 db as the redline on vu meters (in liquid you could reset this). I have not noticed this problem with my Canon XA-H1.
Try this test--that tone and bar clip you created, export it back to the camera via IEEE, listen to the playback on the camera, re-import it into Premiere and listen to the playback there. Since the Camera's audio controls are not involved in this exporting and capturing, this might give you another clue. If the audio playback in the camera and Premiere are similar, the problem is with the camera audio controls.
I still don't think there is a problem here. The audio levels on YouTube are fine.
I agree with Jim.
If you want any more punch..use a Compressor
Have you tried the Fill Left, or Fill Right to get the Audio into 2-channel (unless you Pan, it will really be 2-channel mono)? You might be surprised at the perceived difference with 2-channel Audio.
It looks like there's a consensus forming. I did the Fill Left/Right and it certainly does boost the perceived volume. I still feel its lower than it should be, but it's certainly better. I will fiddle with it some more, and hope the client signs off on it.
Hey, can I get those in OZ too, or are they just sold in NZ? There are many times that I feel that my hearing is going south (not the South Island) too quickly...