Add audio meter

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(This idea comes what what we’ve heard here in this community as well as from other customer feedback methods we utilize. The feedback we gather here will help us gauge how well it fits our users’ needs. Please let us know what you think)

The Problem:

Audio inconsistencies mean that my users are turning their volume up and down and sometimes I’m scaring them with uncomfortably loud volume after a previously quiet clip 

Potential Solution:

A colored audio meter on the recorder (with target audio levels) so I can make sure my voice is “just right.”

(edit to original post based on feedback) Another use case with the same underlying problem is normalizing audio across media with a editor based solution
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Official Response

We probably should have broken this out into 2 ideas. Before we know which way to go with this, we’d like to get additional clarity on the problems to solve. This idea got a lot of votes so we didn’t want to wait until the next idea round-up to get clarity.


From the feedback we heard two problems:

  • While recording screen, I want to know my audio level is in the target range so my users aren’t having to change their volume

  • I don’t want my audience to have to adjust their volume during my video because of inconsistent audi levels. I’d like a way to normalize the audio levels of some or all my audio media in my project


Here’s a quick survey to clarify the problem to solve


We’d appreciate if you could help us out here. We’ll update the status on idea once we have that additional information.


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