CTPR 242 Fall '11 - Week 14

CTPR 242 Fall '11 - Week 14 - The Mixing Hourglass Print...

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Unformatted text preview: The Mixing Hourglass Print Masters- As discussed last week, once the final mix is completed, the mixers perform a layback .- A print master is the name given to the file that has been laid back. - This is the final output of the re-recording process.- The various print masters that the mixers create are the delivered soundtrack in the eyes of the studio.- Subsequent processes are technical, not artistic. Print Masters- But print mastering is not a simple matter of just supplying one single version of the mix. - Instead, many print masters must be supplied for each medium of release and possibly many languages . Print Masters- Each medium has two main parameters that affect print masters:- # of channels- dynamic range of each channel- Some examples of different delivery media:- Digital theatrical tracks: 5.1, 20 dB of headroom- Analog theatrical tracks: 2, 9 dB of headroom- DVD Dolby Digital: 5.1, 20 dB of headroom- VHS tape (Hi-Fi): 2, 16 dB of headroom Print Masters- Basic print masters:- 5.1 version of final mix- LtRt version of final mix- (if applicable: 7.1 version of final mix)- We will define LtRt later today; for now, know that it is a two channel version of the mix. Print Masters- For archival purposes, etc.: must also deliver the D, M, and E stems :- 5.1 dialog stem- 5.1 music stem- 5.1 effects stem- For foreign releases, theyll usually also deliver:- 5.1 M + E mix: the goal of this is to deliver the full mix with all English extracted so that another language can be added without changing the intention of the mix. Print Masters- The preparation for foreign delivery is complex, different for each studio, and ever-evolving as technology and the needs of the marketplace change.- Some examples of elements that make it so complicated:- Background walla is in English include it or not?- Clothes rustle or other production fx tied to the dialog remove the dialog, remove it as well....
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CTPR 242 Fall '11 - Week 14 - The Mixing Hourglass Print...

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