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Arising out of a post in "Suggestions".

This is valid for Mouse Users but (apparently) not for "Wacom" users.

The Height of a Track in the Timeline View is adjustable using Ctrl+Shift+Scroll Wheel. It can be used to quickly and temporarily adjust the Height between 75% and 400% to make accurate settings of Audio Volume easier to accomplish.

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Thank you Dave, this shortcut will be very usefull for me, even if it is not sufficient to solve the (minor) problem I raised in my last video.

 

I just tried using your shortcut but I'm stil unable to find again exactly the same value.

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Possibly because you are using dB and I am using %?

As I said previously, I can repeatedly achieve a "resolution" of 1% with no difficulty whatsoever and the value does not "jump" when you release the Mouse Button.

DG

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I forgot to mention that Ctrl+Scroll Wheel controls the Horizontal (Width) Zooming.

DG

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37 minutes ago, davegee said:

 the value does not "jump" when you release the Mouse Button.

Same thing for me;, as you can see on the video.

I'll try in % mode.

Done.

If I use the % mode and zoom to 400% I am able to adjust the volume with a resolution of 1%.

But ...

I spent 50 years adjusting volume in dB, and for me % is not an appropriate unit to adjust sound volume...

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Not sure what the relationship is between dB and % in this case but PTE (generally speaking) does EVERYTHING behind the scenes in Percentage Mode.

So dB would be converted to %.

DG

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dB=20*log(Volume/100)

It's the value (Integer 16 bits I think) which is registered not %

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Does it really matter?

If you set a level in Decibels and then change to % you will always get a figure which is a whole number.

Example: -17.879dB = 13%

You cannot get a dB figure which is between the equivalent of 13% and 14% in decibels so it sort of proves that the underlying "resolution" is in percentage.

You can get 100 steps between zero dB and -inf dB so regardless of what the dB readout is you are working in Percentage mode.

DG

P.S. Can you find a value in dB which is a whole number?

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It doesn't matter, but look at the figure: the same points Volume of 10% is equivalent to -20 dB

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So may be the whole numbers for "volume percentage" are only round numbers of fraction

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I "think" that if the track height zoom % is altered between adding two points of the same % value you will get a slightly different Decibel Value.

Could be a Bug or a Logic problem.

DG

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For consistent results, always use the same Track Zoom Percentage.

DG

 

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