Just curious after setting the bars and tone to -20db or 0vu, is there a standard or a safe level I should set the main body of the show to not to peak above? Some say not to peak above -9db some say -12. THanks
Problem with digital VU's is that there doesn't seem to be the same agreed-upon standards as there are with analog, so correct levels are a bit subjective. I have always gone with average peak at -15, never ever anything over -10. That's how I was taught to dub stuff for air as a master op, and that's how I now master shows as an editor. Never had any complaints from broadcasters and those levels will give you a perfect dub across to Beta SP if you set tone to 0.