Hi folks! Non-audiophile lurker here... ;^)
I am editing my wedding and reception videos and have a Vegas audio Q for y'all.
The camera (no radio mic) is overlooking a table of people as it films the speeches being given from the head table. I am finding that the speeches are coming out quiet while the laughter and applause is coming out loud.
Moreover, I (being a geek) decided I wanted my wedding video in 5.1 surround sound. Here is how I have handled the problem thus far:
1. Split each speech into two regions: SPEECH and APPLAUSE in the trimmer.
2. Import both individually.
3. Adjust dB gain (so nothing peaks out) for Front/Center/LFE&Rear channels
4. Perform #3 again on following APPLAUSE clip.
There has GOT to be an easier way than this! I am worried that this will be a nightmare to listen to once I render and burn it (working on a 2.1 surround computer.) Lest we forget that any laughter or bursts of applause during the speech has not been split due to lack of patience on my part.
I cannot seem to find a "Normalize" audio FX in Vegas, and I am FAR too dumb to learn how to use GoldWave right now since my brain is mush from learning Vegas for this project.
Suggestions/Help/Smacks in the head all appreciated at this point.