Quick little question. Doing some Dial editing and in some scenes the production sound guy recorded things way too low. The 12db of gain I get from the trim plugin in PT just is not enough. Do you all drop that plugin 2x to get extra gain or use a different plugin like eq to grab some more gain out of it?
If the dailies across the board are like that, yes, I'll drop trims on all the tracks as necessary to get them to a -18 to -12 level (so as to leave my volume automation at unity). It's a sort of "re-calibration" of the dialogue track of sorts so the faders aren't having to sit way up at +12.
Although I would be very suspicious of those dailies if they require greater than +12 amplification, especially if what you you're using is the OMF and you accidentally printed the clip automation or something of that nature. I've had to raise the OMF levels globally by about 6-8 dB sometimes (usually though I'm having to lower it by 6-8 dB), but greater than 12 seems very insane at first glance.