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Dan Denegre
adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:21:21 pm

I have 12 compositions with dozens and dozens of layers stemming from almost 60 different quicktime files. I'd like to quickly adjust the volume for the files to make sure there all (roughly) at the same level.

Is this something I can do in AE, or is there a batch process with the qt files? I'd hate to have to drag each one into FCP or soundtrack pro to adjust and re-save the files.

Any suggestions?


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mathew fuller
Re: adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:27:25 am

Pres LL with layer selected quickly to bring up the waveform. Press L once to bring up keyframing.

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John Cuevas
Re: adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:03:09 pm

You could take each composition and drag it on to the new comp button. Then use the audio tool or the stereo effect to adjust the level of the entire composition all at once. Press the "." to preview audio the audio and you should be able to get everything to acceptable levels.

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Dan Denegre
Re: adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 18, 2012 at 2:53:45 pm

That could definitely work. I wound up just exporting all the segments I needed and I'll only be raising the volumes on the ones that are too low. It's not exactly a solution but I'll get the job done at least...


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Dave LaRonde
Re: adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 18, 2012 at 8:45:24 pm

Yes, you can adjust audio levels in AE. People have given you a how-to. But you need to know that audio really isn't AE's strong suit.

It would be very cool if there were a Normalize Audio effect, but it's just not here. You could just drag it on the individual layers and you'd be done! Sigh.....

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: adjust audio levels from source quicktime files
on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:45:08 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "It would be very cool if there were a Normalize Audio effect"

I'm surprised Adobe Audition hasn't been mentioned.

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