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  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    [Bret Williams] “My favorite in 7 was cmd opt L and type in the amount. “

    Since 10.2.3, FPCX has an adjust absolute, or adjust relative that are both keyboard mappable.

    Absolute will wipe out any keyframes and set the level at the amount specific (-12 for example). Adjust relative will add/subtract that amount of db to the current level. So if your level is at -18 and you want to add 6 more to make it -12, then you Adjust Relative +6. There is also a “set volume to silence” mappable shortcut. This would allow you to select and range and mute that range. Very handy of getting rid of breaths and unwanted audio in dialogue.

    See here:


  • Bret Williams

    November 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    This has been around waaay before 10.2.3. And this thread has been around since 2014!

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  • Jeremy Garchow

    November 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I’m an arse.

  • Simon Billington

    November 9, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Like the others, I tweak the the levels with the automation curves. I’ll do most my dialogue edits there, but then I’ll export as a role based QuickTime file to bring into Logic to refine any audits and do further processing there. I do since the XML support isn’t quite there yet.

    Having said that FCPX 10.3 updated its XML to 1.6 I think. With that came the xpanded fearures to be able to work with role based audio. So it could be that with the next update of Logic we could see vast improvements to round-trip editing.

    For simpler projects I’d stay inside FCPX and do some additional processing there.

    Power tip for anyone interested…

    A great dialogue levelling tool to use is Vocal Rider. It actually automates a lot of that gain riding process much faster than we can edit in ourselves. From there I would do a few other enhancing processes and just fine adjust the level automation in the end, if it’s even needed.

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