My video is mainly speaking/narration, but there are also occasional sound effects which peak at or near 0dB, and a few musical interludes that peak at or near 0dB.
After exporting the video I noticed that after each loud sound effect or loud musical interlude, the speaking/narration that follows it is very quiet, and difficult to hear, for a couple of seconds before returning to normal volume. This is not the case in the video editor, only after export.
I also noticed that the musical interludes and sound effects are much quieter in the exported video than they are in the video editor.
It seems that Adobe is forcing normalization of the audio, quieting down the loud parts, and that this effect lasts for a couple seconds even after the loud sound has ceased. This doesn't occur during playback in the video editor, only in the exported video.
I don't want this to happen, it's causing parts of the speaking/narration to be difficult to hear. And I want the music/effects to be loud.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
- I'm using Premiere Pro 2020, version 14.03 Build 1
- I've made sure that I'm using high quality audio settings
- I tried exporting in both H.264 and QuickTime
- I tried lowing the volume of the loud parts by 1dB but it didn't help (I don't want to lower it more because I want these parts to be loud)