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audio levels raised when AIFF exports imported to Pro Tools

182 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 17, 2007 10:30 PM by Andy Mees RSS
Richard Potter Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 17, 2007 9:45 PM
Hello -

I've exported ("as AIFF" command) multiple (channel grouped) tracks as AIFF mono files and imported them to Pro Tools. Several of the exported AIFF files, however, peak (clip, run hot) within PT. The original audio clips in FCP do not peak, nor do the AIFF files if I drop them back into the FCP sequence from which they came. Why is this happening, and how might I prevent it?

Exports are 16bit/48khz, which is how they were recorded in camera and edited in FCP.

Any thoughts?


G5 dual 800 Mac OS X (10.4.8) FCP 5.0.4; PT HD 7.0.3

  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
    not th efirst time I've seen or heard people complain of FCP's levels being too high when exporting ... I'm not privvy to the codebase so can't explain the why's and wherefore's but can offer some workarounds to try:

    either bring down the Master fader in the Audio Mixer window or select all and press Cmd-Opt-L then pull the levels down a few db "Relative" to their current level.
    17" MBP + FCP 5.1.2, Mac OS X (10.4.8)


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