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Volume "Rubber Bands" > Volume "Rubber Bands" - Pg. 229

· If you're a parent flming small children, your footage often winds up peppered with parental instructions recorded at a very high volume level, because you're right next to the microphone. ("Honey, stand over there by your brother," or "Watch out for the car!" ) These parental voice-overs often ruin a clip--but you can rescue them by adjusting the original audio from the camcorder, which you can edit just as easily as imported audio. · You can make create smooth fade-ins or fade-outs of your music (or the sound from the original video). Editing Audio Clips Volume "Rubber Bands" The key to this feature is the new Show Clip Volume Levels command (c-Shift-L) in the View menu. (The same command appears in the shortcut menu when you Control-click an audio clip.) When you turn on Show Clip Volume Levels, a hori- zontal line appears on every audio and video clip, edge to edge. It's an audio-volume graph, which you can manipulate like a rubber band. Here's how it works (consider zooming in for greater control): · Click directly on the line and drag upward or downward (Figure 8-8, top). The original click produces a small spherical handle, and the drag produces a curve in the line from its original volume level. (Actually, you can simultaneously drag left