Bug? Adjusting audio gain with green line doesn't update Properties window percent?

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When I drag the green line in an audio clip to adjust the volume, the new percentage is not displayed in the Audio Properties window.

Is this a bug? Or is the effect of this line different than the Gain percentage in the Audio Properties panel?

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tom

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David Bookbinder

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It's different. Why, I don't know. It would be nice, for the way I use the product, if they were the same, so I could use numbers instead of adjusting and readjusting the green line, but I imagine Techsmith thought or found that more users want to change the overall audio levels, perhaps to match another video in a series, so they devised one way to do local adjustments and another to do global adjustments.
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Gain reflects signal strength. Turning it up increases signal input strength. 
Gain is the Properties panel adjustment. 

Volume Out. Or rendered volume level is what you adjust on the timeline.  
 
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What is the significance of the green line? It seems like I'd want to Normalize, Compress and then adjust the Gain on all clips (except background music) to the green line for consistent audio.  

Any suggestions?  
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Camtasia lacks a basic audio level meter.
So everything is guesswork.

Neither adjustment allows you to set levels with accuracy. 
So whats the point is a very good question.

I export recorded audio and process it through Adobe Audition.
Some use the free program Audacity.

An audio meter has been requested for years.