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Hi,
I have several interviews that i need to put together on a DVD.
the audio is not always recorded at the same level - does anyone have
suggestions as how to normalize all audio in a good and easy way?
Thanks
Soren
 
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In Article <d1447cec.0404070227.3c4f8d54@posting.google.com>,
newsgroupie2003@yahoo.dk (Soren) wrote:
>Hi,
> I have several interviews that i need to put together on a DVD.
>the audio is not always recorded at the same level - does anyone have
>suggestions as how to normalize all audio in a good and easy way?
>Thanks
>Soren

Yes, mix them.

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Thanks guys,
What do you mean mix them? Put them all alongside eachother and then
normalize the whole sequence?
Soren
 
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> What do you mean mix them? Put them all alongside eachother and then
> normalize the whole sequence?

No; use your -ears-!

Using an automated batch normalize will apply different gain to each clip,
based on the loudest single sample in each clip. So if Harry just happens
to say a syllable louder than George, his entire clip will be pushed down
more... both his average level and the background noise will sound softer
than George's.

The proper technique is actually to mix while using some compression.
There's an article about compression in the May DV Magazine, which just
hit newsstands.

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Soren wrote:
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> Hi,
> I have several interviews that i need to put together on a DVD.
> the audio is not always recorded at the same level - does anyone have
> suggestions as how to normalize all audio in a good and easy way?
> Thanks
> Soren

mp3Gain
or
Audacity

boht free
 
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"Soren" <newsgroupie2003@yahoo.dk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I have several interviews that i need to put together on a DVD.
> the audio is not always recorded at the same level - does anyone have
> suggestions as how to normalize all audio in a good and easy way?
> Thanks
> Soren


You need some audio software that does normalization. There are many. I
use Adobe Audition, but then again, my core business is audio, so I need
something on that scale. Sound Forge is another good one. There are
probably choices out there that don't cost as much, but I wouldn't have a
clue what they are.

Randy