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  • Normalise audio per clip

    Posted by Francois Stark on May 9, 2006 at 1:45 pm


    Is there an easy way to normalise audio per clip on a typical 30 minute program?

    We need to send preview copies of broadcast programs to clients before audio final mix, but the audio is generally waaayyy too soft. We can not just boost all audio by 12dB since some clips will distort.

    Also, when crating DVD’s from FCP timeline – the audio must always be normalised before encoding – there must be an easy way.


    Francois Stark replied 17 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Luke David

    May 9, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    By normalising I think you mean giving it a rough mix, which unfortunately is exactly what you need to do. However, the way FCP is set up, you should be able to give a 30 min program a rough ‘screenable’ mix in 60 minutes or so. Set up your audio sliders and use the keyframe recorder for the music to help streamline things. The only other thing I can think of is to send it to SoundTrack Pro which may have the tools you are looking for. good luck.

  • Francois Stark

    May 9, 2006 at 3:59 pm


    This is axactly the 60 minutes that I want to streamline. The program is being sent to a proper final mix. But this export is just for subtitle approval, and they need to hear clearly. I export a self-contained QT movie which the executive director then views on his own PC over the network, direct from our media drive.

    I was hoping for something like premiere’s normalise filter which I could just apply to all clips in one go. Isn’t there an Apple audio unit or something similar that would do this?



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