In this HOWTO video we show you how to edit the audio volume of a clip using keyframes: learn how to add a Volume effect to adjust the volume of a clip, how to add and edit keyframes in the effect properties, and how to manage and edit keyframes directly in the timeline. Double click to add a keyframe, remove a keyframe by dragging it above or below the clip.


  1. goizin

    Super your video!
    I installed the latest version 16.12.1.
    By following your video, when I apply the effect on the timeline, I do not have the property opening that allows me to adjust the volume accurately.
    I can only adjust the volume by double clicking on the timeline.
    It is the same thing to set the speed for example and also for other effects (window property does not open).
    On the other hand, when I want to play the video, I must first click on the play icon and then click on the timeline cursor for playback to begin.
    Is this normal?
    thank you very much
    Otherwise, I think your software has a bright future!

    • The DiveO

      Make the effect properties pane visible again. Menu View, then Effects.

  2. paul

    In the above video at 0:12, the effect is “dropped” and then the volume level line appears.

    I downloaded kdenlive about 2 hours ago. I have linux mint. I do not see the volume level line. I have been fiddling with this for about a half hour and still nothing.

    Any suggestions?

    • paul

      I found an older version of kdenlive (15.12.3) that does not have this problem. Does that help at all?

  3. Edi

    version kdenliver?

  4. Hugh Linstrom

    I have version 18.12.3. The volumne (keyframeable) function stopped going below zero. In other words I cannot reduce the volumne. Any thoughts? Otherwise a terrific editing program.


    Gain refers to the input level or volume in clips. You use the Audio Gain command to adjust the gain level for one or more selected clips. The Audio Gain command is independent of the output level settings in the Audio Track Mixer and Timeline panels. Its value is combined with the track level for the final mix. You can adjust the gain for an entire sequence with the Normalize Master Track command.

  6. Stefan Soyka

    Feature proposal: it would be lovely if this effect could be automagically applied to other tracks during a comment on the audio recording track, so that the audio comment becomes better understandable.

  7. آموزش برنامه نویسی

    Kdenlive is amazing. thnks for this tool.


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