I’m gonna ask something quite naiv. I finished the sound design for a documentary (my first doc as a director), I worked on pro-tools where I reached the step called “pre-mix” (for me it is already a mix, it sounds good), but I know that usually it must go into a studio to be passed and filtered into a mixer (maybe just to respect some standards like peaks?). Now I am worry because the documentary has been selected from an important international filmfestival: is this going to sound good? What should I do? In my home studio it works perfectly. Do I really need to rent a studio to have a satisfying mixing? What’s gonna happen if I make a bounce on pro-tools and import it into FinalCut and burn a dvd or a Beta sp?
The current audio of the doc is: stereo (pan left-right), the peak is around -8db and sometime reaches -4db (when there’s a thunder, an elicopter very close or a party with people playing djambè....dialogues sometime reach -6db). Is the Master fader of pro-tools fine enough to measure the peaks? Is it trustworthy?
Sorry for my ignorance, but I had never reached this professional level in my lifetime? Thank you very much. Gio