2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2009 1:57 PM by Tom Scanlan
Tom Scanlan Level 1 (5 points)
The volume level is fine when previewing in iMovie06 Media/Audio. After clicking "place at playhead", the imported audio track has very low volume.

I tried other suggestions in this forum, including raising audio track level to 150%, and saving to CD and re-importing to iTunes as AIFF (which seemed to help a little), but still the volume level of the imported audio in iMovie is still way too low. This is originally a midi file my son created. It is not purchased or protected content. It imported into iTunes fine and sounds fine there. Had the same problem with a "jaws" audio clip downloaded free online. Fine in iTunes, barely audible after importing into iMovie.

Experimenting, I made a brand new movie and only imported the audio clip, and the volume level was fine. So, it has something to do with the movie I'm working on.

Help! I already blew a few hours on this issue and now am up against a deadline.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iMovie06 iTunes import
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)

    two ways

    a) Use an audio-editor like Audacity (freeware) and increase Your .aiff files

    b) You noticed that You can get the audio clip in to iMovie and amplify it to 150%
    • Copy this audio-clip. Paste it ontop of the first one = 300% amplified audio
    Do this as many times as You need it (until it gets audio distorsion)

    Yours Bengt W
  • Tom Scanlan Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Bengt,

    Thank you, stacking audio clips worked. Two at 150% was enough. It is such a hack ... but the end result is achieved. Thanks again!

    Tom Scanlan, Raleigh, NC, USA