Playback sound peak meter (aka vumeter)
Submitted by Jeff F.T.
A nice feature I've seen in some other NLEs is the peak meter that allows you to visually see when the sound is too loud (and will get distorted).
It's kind of like 2 progressbars (if we want that stereo), but they would not be standard progressbar widgets, they would be green, yellow or red depending on how close to the max the sound is. And if the sound went off peaks during playback, a little warning icon would appear above (that warning is reset on the next playback).
This has three uses that I can see:
- seeing if your project has an equal volume across time (to prevent your audience from always adjusting the volume knob!)
- comparing two clips with different volume levels, and adjust one of them to match the other
- raise awareness (to newcomers) about sound that is so loud that it loses quality
Don't know if that feature should be part of core or a plugin.