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How to make FCP maintain the keyed sound levels?

586 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2012 1:51 AM by RuthSchell RSS
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Jun 2, 2012 9:50 AM

I'm doing the sound levels on a music and dance show using the Pen Tool to mark key levels.  Within seconds those levels either drop or rise, sometimes in a major way.  I've encountered that before.  Even on the Avid.  I don't have ProTools, the job is due Monday.  Does anybody know a way to maintain the levels beyond those unreliable key marks?  I would greatly appreciate your help.  Thank you.

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,555 points)

    audio keyboard commands


    add audio keframe     alt comm K

    +1dB                          ctrl =

    + 3dB                         ctrl ]


    -1dB                            ctrl -

    -3dB                            ctrl [

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)

    Gary already gave you an answer Ruth.

    But I have a question (two actually)....


    Why are your clients always wanting a result this coming Monday and you post your q on the weekend?

    Why are you not telling your clients that you need more time to figure out how to deliver what they expect?


    I am available for hire. It's $ 600 a day plus expenses and travel. But after a few hours with me, you will know the entire FCS suite blindfolded.

  • Ilovm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)


    on the macBookPro keyboard lowest level left side that I am presently using I see

    fn, ctrl, alt, apple

    apple which is "command" is equivalent to the PC Ctl isn't it ????

    alt is alt isn't it

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Jun 5, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to RuthSchell)

    He means the option key. Some Apple keyboards have both option and alt labels, there are models that have just one or the other.

    Whatever, it's always the one between the control and command keys (which might or might not have an Apple logo on it).

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