Msg#: 4483449 posted 10:20 am on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Probably rarely discussed, but I think there are only a handful of folks here at WW that actually use video judging by the activity. I'm trying to get a grasp on what's the best volume settings to use with video. This probably has more to do with each individual user.
For actual YouTube viewing I always keep the volume cranked to the max because most videos are not loud enough to begin with. I have no hearing difficulties.
PC settings I keep the volume at 50%. In the edit mode of Sony Vegas that I use it's usually set around 8 decibels for voice overs and other audio media unless the source is too loud or weak.
Msg#: 4483449 posted 3:05 pm on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is an interesting point. When we create our videos, we monitor the sound level with a peak meter built in to the software. I make sure that the loudest segments just barely touch the overload point.
I never am really concerned about how loud the videos are, the viewer can adjust that, I just like to make sure that there is enough volume so that it can be heard without distortion.
[edited by: travelin_cat at 3:51 pm (utc) on Aug 10, 2012]
Msg#: 4483449 posted 3:50 pm on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
^ exactly what he said.
but video sites are hit and miss plus it also depends on your computer, I know on youtube the 1st thing im doing is dragging the vol DOWN DOWN DOWN as to not blow my windows out. - on my laptop i have to have it pretty cranked.
Msg#: 4483449 posted 4:35 pm on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Good points. I think what I'm trying to get at is where the viewer doesn't have to adjust the volume on their PC. Chances are good a majority don't know how to anyway. This is based on my expected demographics..over age 30 or so. Curious? What are standard (if there are any) factory settings?