Audio level metering on Camtasia 3 for Mac

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Where is the announced Audio level metering on Camtasia 3 for Mac?
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Caoj

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Dan Latterner, Lead User Experience Designer

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Hi there Caoj!

I'm not sure which audio level metering you are referring to as being announced, but we added metering for system audio in our recorder, and in the voice narration tool in editor. We also have metering in recorder for any mics you have, but that isn't new for 3.

However, I'm guessing what you're asking for is metering on the timeline, which is not currently in Camtasia on either platform. We're definitely interested in improving the audio experience in Camtasia, so if you could give us more details on what you're looking for and what you're hoping to accomplish with it that would be fantastic!
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Caoj

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Hi there Dan,

I bought Camtasia 3 for Mac because of 01:35 of this video...

https://www.techsmith.com/smartplayer?mp4=//assets.techsmith.com/Videos/mkt-product-camtasia/Camtasi...

it says "Audio Level Metering".

I produce a large number of videos recorded in different places with different microphones and people. I need a way of (on timeline) ensure that audio on all videos are with the same level, and that they are not above 0dB. An Audio Level Meter on timeline would be perfect for that. Like we can find on Adobe Premiere.
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Try clicking on your audio track. I just opened one of my videos and selected the audio track. It shows with a green transparent area over the audio. If I click on the dark green line at the top of that area I can draw it to different levels, and that works. Double click on the green line and you'll get a spot that if you pull down gives an  audio fade to lower volume for the remainder of the track. Double click later and pull up to increase the volume.
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Dan Latterner, Lead User Experience Designer

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Hi again Caoj,

I took a look at this video, and I see that we've made a mistake on our end. The video you linked is describing what's new on the Windows version of Camtasia, and one of the features we added is an audio effect called "Volume Leveling". This feature is just a compressor with a name that was intended to describe it to people who didn't know what an audio compressor did.

Unfortunately it seems that we didn't do a good job describing this feature to our marketing department and it was represented in their video as audio level metering. My apologies, if you send me an email at d.latterner@techsmith.com we can continue this conversation.
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Camtasia 2 used to have a volume property. 
When I have a variety of clips I'll often need to set them all to the same level and I used to be able to apply the same number to numerous clips. 

Now there's no numerative input at all. Only a 'gain'. 
In order to adjust volumes I have to go through the entire timeline and use my mouse to try and drag EVERY clip to the same volume value. Its ridiculous!

Why would you take away a volume/level property?