2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 11:10 AM by Cartoonguy
Cartoonguy Level 1 (0 points)

I'm wondering what the purpose is of the lighter, higher waveform on all the audio tracks.  I figure it must mean something.  Any ideas?



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,600 points)

    This is the reference waveform, which can be switched off and on in Editing preferences.



    • Show reference waveforms: Select this checkbox to change the background appearance of the audio portion of a clip to show reference waveforms. A reference waveform shows the maximum visual resolution possible of the actual audio waveform. By factoring out loudness, reference waveforms let you see the shape of the sound more clearly. When the actual waveform changes shape (for example, it is diminished when a clip’s volume level is low), you can continue to see its reference waveform in full for easy reference when editing.
  • Cartoonguy Level 1 (0 points)

    I see, so the faint waveform is a fixed value while the darker one changes based on the level you set from within Final Cut.  Thanks Tom!