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  • Wed, Dec 12 2007 8:57 PM

    Avid to DVD trouble

    I am trying to go from Adrenline to DVD. I am using the workflow guide from Avid. Exporting Quicktime Reference to Soreneson Squeeze. The video looks pretty good but the audio level is always low. Any tips?



  • Wed, Dec 12 2007 9:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid to DVD trouble


    What level are you peaking at in Media Composer?

    good luck,


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  • Thu, Dec 13 2007 1:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid to DVD trouble

    Try making your peak to -8db. When I output to DVD those are the levels I use and the audio sounds good.
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  • Thu, Jul 31 2008 5:32 PM In reply to

    • jquinn
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    Re: Avid to DVD trouble


    I've been running into similar problems, though our sequences usually peak between -8db and -4db.  We export same-as-source compression quicktime files to a network drive and those files are mastered to dvd using Nero Vision or DVD Studio Pro.  In either case, the audio levels on the resulting dvd are low.  We were running three Avid Adrenalines on a Unity setup at MC 2.7, and since have updated to 3.0, and quicktimes exported before and after the update have had the same result. 

    I talked with Avid's support folks, and was told that they've heard similar complaints before, but that Avid doesn't have any settings to boost the audio level of Quicktime files specifically.  Lacking any such setting or option, avid can't do anything once the file's out of the avid.  My next thought was to export QT files with video only, and to export the audio from the sequence as a WAV or AIFF file, and combine them in whichever dvd mastering program.  Any tips?

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