How to Optimally Raise Volume in Editing?

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I've read it's best to capture audio around -12dB. However, when I do this the volume seems a little low for my taste. So I got in the habit of setting my audio at higher rate. However, someone told me that this isn't the best practice and the best practice is to capture audio at around -12dB and to raise the volume when editing.

Since this is the best practice, my question is, how do I know when I've made my audio ideal for YouTube? I use iMovie. Thanks.
 

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I've read it's best to capture audio around -12dB. However, when I do this the volume seems a little low for my taste. So I got in the habit of setting my audio at higher rate. However, someone told me that this isn't the best practice and the best practice is to capture audio at around -12dB and to raise the volume when editing.

Since this is the best practice, my question is, how do I know when I've made my audio ideal for YouTube? I use iMovie. Thanks.
I rarely amplify the audio but i face this kind of problem, i use free windows software (Audio Amplifier Pro V2) which amplify the audio based on volume percentage without looking towards its dB levels.