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    iMovie Audio Problem - can it adjust louder than 200%?
    My audio came out too low from my Canon DV. When I edit in iMovie, I can adjust the volume to 200%, but it's still not loud enough. I was using a new mic during recording, and it sounded fine on the camera, but isn't transferring well.

    Any ideas appreciated. I would like to try 300% of my original audio, if possible. Is there some way? Thanks.
    Fiona

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    iMovie Audio Problem - can iMovie sound adjust louder than 200%?
    My audio came out too low from my Canon DV. When I edit in iMovie, I can adjust the volume to 200%, but it's still not loud enough. I was using a new mic during recording, and it sounded fine on the camera, but isn't transferring well.

    Any ideas appreciated. I would like to try 300% of my original audio, if possible. Is there some way? Thanks.
    Fiona

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    iMovie Audio Problem - can iMovie sound adjust louder than 200%?
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    iMovie Audio Problem - can iMovie sound adjust louder than 200%?
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    Please, ALWAYS mention what version of software you are using.

    You could try exporting just the audio and re-importing and increasing the volume again.

    On the same idea, export, and edit the audio in something like Audacity, and then re-import.

    I'm not sure what to export and re-import as, but I think AIFF in Linear PCM format at 48kHz and 16bit sample size in stereo is a good place to start.
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    The easiest method i know
    1) Right click on the video clip, and select Detach Audio
    2) Now you will see two tracks. You can turn the audio up to 200%
    3) The trick is to click on the Video and go to the Audio Settings of the video. You will notice that the volume is 0%. Turn it up to 200% and voila!

    I know this is a bit sketchy, but hey it works if you need a quick fix.

    Note: Remember to do all the splicing and transitions etc before you detach the audio!

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    Just wanted to let you know that here in the future (2018) I used your method for boosting the audio on a video that suffered from low volume and it worked perfectly. Thank you!
    I detached the audio, boosted the audio on the new audio-track to 175% and boosted the audio on the video-only track to 100%. Thank you for the heads-up that the video-only portion would regress to zero as a default, and would need a boost up to 100. In doing so, I learned that the audio can actually be boosted as high as 500, which I didn't realize.


    Quote Originally Posted by davified View Post
    1) Right click on the video clip, and select Detach Audio
    2) Now you will see two tracks. You can turn the audio up to 200%
    3) The trick is to click on the Video and go to the Audio Settings of the video. You will notice that the volume is 0%. Turn it up to 200% and voila!

    I know this is a bit sketchy, but hey it works if you need a quick fix.

    Note: Remember to do all the splicing and transitions etc before you detach the audio!

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    Hm... I'm not sure, if you will have the answer, please tell me.
    I'm intresting to know the result!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davified View Post
    1) Right click on the video clip, and select Detach Audio
    2) Now you will see two tracks. You can turn the audio up to 200%
    3) The trick is to click on the Video and go to the Audio Settings of the video. You will notice that the volume is 0%. Turn it up to 200% and voila!

    I know this is a bit sketchy, but hey it works if you need a quick fix.

    Note: Remember to do all the splicing and transitions etc before you detach the audio!

    oh, yes, I found it thanks! I'm totaly blind...

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