Compressors - a question and some information
Michi asks (moved over from Mantis BT): "Do you know anything about compressors? That is currently still my main problem with Cinelerra."
For compressors you can try watching videos from the creator of Cinelerra: Adam Williams.
Single Band Compressor
Multi Band compressor
You can also find other cinelerra plugins on his Youtube channel. Flanger, vibrato, chorus, tremomolo, reverb, synthesizer, etc:
thanks for the tip. I know these detailed videos, but the single band compressor does not deliver a good sound for me so far.
So far I have been working with Vegas Pro on Windows. Everything was quite simple there.
My preferred compressor setting for spoken language is:
Threshold - ca. 10 dB to 30 dB, depends on sound
Ratio - 3:1 or 4:1, sometimes more
Attack: ca. 7-10 ms
Release: ca. 20-30 ms
Compression ca.-5 dB bis -6 dB,
Output-Gain: as much as the material was compressed.
Have any of you had good experiences with the single band compressor?
fary54 chimes in:
I have tried many different compressors with many different settings.
Result: The only compressor I have a perfect result with is L_SC4.
You have to wet the shirt to find the settings that suit you.
For info, to incorporate sound effects, I use this setting:
Attack Time: 21,014
Realease Time: $125,402
Threshold Level: 0,000
Knee Radius: 3,250
Make Up Gain: 10,286
Michi responds to this:
Hello to all who are looking for a good compressor. I have now found it after all: It is the f_acompressor.
The setting is adventurous because the numbers are partly very abstract values and do not always represent the value in dB. But with a little trial and error I now get very appealing results: See screenshot.
In contrast to the single band compressor, the quiet passages are no longer raised so much and do not fall back into totally quiet nothingness. I still have to try a lot, but with the f_acompressor, which is of course quite awkward to use, I will certainly have a good sound soon. This is enormously important for me on my plan to make all videos with Cinelerra in the future. Thank you and I am very happy that Cinelerra and this forum exist. Right now write me @fary54 and recommend the L_SC4 - I will try it right away and look forward to it.
But I don't want to miss to say that I am very happy to have finally found a good video editing software after my switch from Windows and Vegas Pro: Cinelerra!!!
the screenshot shows the equalizer EQ Graphic. During playback, the volume levels of the individual frequencies are also displayed. There you can see (maybe) where there is too much and where there is too little volume. My curve is only an example. You will surely get along well with it. Wish you a good success.