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Old May 2nd, 2006, 03:12 AM   #1
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I have shot(captured) low audio, , is there a way to higher it on the edit or on the import to the edit, using" final cut express one", (it sounded find with the headphones on)

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Old May 2nd, 2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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I have shot(captured) low audio, , is there a way to higher it on the edit or on the import to the edit, using" final cut express one", (it sounded find with the headphones on)

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Old May 2nd, 2006, 05:29 AM   #3
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I don't know Final Cut Express but all the NLEs I've worked with allow you to set audio levels in the edit. If your's doesn't (doubtful!) a quick search online for "Audacity" will help - it's a freeware audio editing program available for downloading.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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If you run it through a mixer when you capture you can raise the level before you import it. You can also raise it once it's in fce. Either way should work for you,

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Old May 2nd, 2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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Final Cut Express Audio...

Yes Steve, Final Cut Express does have a gain/volume control. It's audio controls are VERY similar to FCP. In fact, it has a lot of the FCP effects plugins.

John, you're probably best to read the Final Cut Express Manual, specifically the Audio section.

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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Your best bet would be to recapture the audio, monitoring it so you can set the highest input level possible without peaking. Raising the level of already-recorded audio often results in audible line/equipment noise.

Also, try listening on monitors/speakers - headphone monitoring is notorious for leading to low levels.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #7
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I have shot(captured) low audio, , is there a way to higher it on the edit or on the import to the edit, using" final cut express one", (it sounded find with the headphones on)

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Headphones shouldn't be used to set gain levels. Next time look at the meters.

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Old May 5th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #8
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If you have really low levels and your NLE won't let you raise them high enough, one trick is to duplicate the track. I don't know how many audio tracks you can have in FCE, but it works in the pro version.
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After import, if you double click on the clip you wish to work with, there will be an audio tab in the browser window. click on that and there are volume and pan controls.
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