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Audio in video ads

You can include audio in video ads by adding audio clips. Along with the standard media clip functionality, you can monitor and adjust the volume levels of your audio.

Preview audio

You can listen to your video document's audio by previewing the document. Press the Play button in the timeline controls.

During preview playback, you can see the current decibel level of any audio in multiple peak meters:

  • One for each audio track, on the left side of the timeline
  • One for overall audio, including any volume adjustments and fade transitions, on the right side of the timeline (collapsible by clicking the collapse button)

Peak meters measure the volume in decibels relative to full scale (dBFS), with 0 dBFS as the maximum level. Each peak meter has the following components:

  1. Current decibel level, shown as colored bars
  2. Most recent maximum level (reset every 1.5 seconds), shown as yellow lines past the colored bars
  3. Clipping indicator, shown as red indicators at the end of the peak meter; these remain visible throughout playback if the decibel level ever exceeds the maximum

Peak meters are only active during preview playback.

Adjust audio volume

You can adjust the volume for an audio clip in the Properties panel. Use the Volume slider or type in a decibel value.

Audio clips with adjusted volume levels are indicated by the volume icon in the timeline.

Mute audio

You can mute an entire audio track by toggling the Mute button. This mutes the track both in the preview and in published files.

If you want to mute an audio clip, adjust its volume in the Properties panel and drag the Volume slider to the minimum level, -Infinity.

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