Audio Adjustment within the timeline.
Audio Adjustment within the timeline. So whenever I want to lower or increase audio within the timeline, I drag the horizontal audio line. However it is clumsy and not accurate. What if a small vertical meter pops up as you drag the timeline and you can better adjust the audio levels within that meter. I know I can go over to effect controls and do it there, but the effect controls is far over to the left of my timeline. Little adjustments within the timeline can really increase my productivity. Thanks.
AdminMatt Stegner (Admin, Adobe DVA) commented
I'm not sure what you familiarity with the various ways to manipulate the keyframe line, but I can list some of the more hidden functions if you want (I also add it here for anyone that wants to search for this later on). Sorry if this is remedial for you, since this is a public forum, so bear with me.
When you are dragging the keyframe line, or a keyframe itself on the clip, holding modifier keys will change how fast the line/keyframe will be dragged.
So, on Mac:
Holding Command will move the line more slowly, in one tenth a of a dB change
Holding Option will move the line ins equal proportions (it will follow the logarithmic nature of the decibel line) making it easier to set the negative values by dragging.
Holding Crtl will move the line more slowly, in one tenth a of a dB change
Holding Alt will move the line ins equal proportions (it will follow the logarithmic nature of the decibel line) making it easier to set the negative values by dragging.
Note that the path that the keyframes takes vertically is not linear, or logarithmic, but a customs scale mapped across the face of the clip.
Additionally: there is keyboard short cuts to move the line, or the selected keyframes up and down by one dB. By default it is mapped to the brackets keys ("[" and "]"). And the Shift modifier will move the keyframe in larger increments. The default is 6 dB, but that can be customized here: "Preferences>Audio>Large Volume Adjustments...".