I just wanted to post this workflow, in case others are experiencing the same problem. We have an In-Store Television Network (Digital Signage) that includes audio. We get videos from numerous sources and the levels are all over the place.
So we created this workflow so the levels stay even (somewhat at least). If anyone has a better suggestion, please add it to this thread.
1. Import Video File Into Final Cut Pro
2. Double Click to see in Viewer
3. Add Compressor/Limiter
Attack Time 5
Release Time 3000
4. Export As QuickTime Conversion, Audio only AAC (Best, 192)
5. In QT Pro, open Video File you want to adjust
6. WINDOW > Show Movie Properties
7. Select Current Sound Track and Delete
8. In QT Pro (7.0.3), choose File > Open File and select the audio file you want to import.
9. In the QT Pro window that opens, choose Edit > Select All to select the entire audio file, then choose Edit > Copy.
10. Open the movie to which you want to add the audio, place playhead at very be-ginning frame
11. To add the audio to the whole movie, choose Edit > Add To Movie