OK, I just checked the ver


OK, I just checked the version of iMovie on my computer. I noticed the audio meters don’t have number’s indicating the dB level. So just watch your audio levels as you edit and make sure it doesn’t go into the red zone of the audio meters. The average audio levels should be just under the yellow area of the meter and barely touch the yellow area when the audio peeks, for example, if someone claps or something. Does that make sense?

Thanks, that’s helpful. With regards to the ‘200%’; I was trying to explain that I had reached the limits of iMovie’s dB boosting capabilities (rather than trying to indicate some kind of ‘volume’ I had reached) – so I’m now looking for ways to boost them further. This is a test video, how does the volume seem to you? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PunqHKNVU0g The problem with this video (aside from the clipping when someone gets close to the condenser) is that I’ve used normalization (which I don’t think I can across most other projects). Normalization boosts the volume on, and works ok for this clip because there are no breaks in the iMovie project (i.e. multiple clips taken from the iMovie events), subsequently giving the volume one big boost across the board. However, when I introduce normalization across a project with multiple clips, the normalization wreaks havoc with the volume between each clip – some will be very loud, some will appear much quieter, but only because they have a greater dynamic range – i.e. normalization does its’ thing within the scope of each clip, rather than analyzing all the clips within one project, and normalizing based on the volumes of all clips. So, most projects will be quieter than the one above…

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