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tv production volume level

I recently started doing sound mixes for tv programmes and I can’t seem to get the programme level as loud as the surrounding audio i.e continuity announcer, ads etc. My settings: if I take the ...
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Television Postproduction schedules

Hi Everyone! I would like to know how many days are usually spend on a 45 minute chapter of an action television series??. I know it depends on producers and budgets but still... it would be ...
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Normalizing Your Final Mix?

Another question: When I mix films in stereo, I mix for dynamic range at 78dB SPL. This means I have my setup calibrated, I mix the dialogue until it's comfortable, then I mix everything else around ...
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Frame rate issue-pro tools

Unsure about a frame rate issue. I’m working in Europe using PAL. I get a lot of quicktime video files (inc guide track) that have a frame rate of 29.97. This is not NTSC. I don’t use an external ...
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Automation Stops reading properly in Pro Tools LE.

I'm working on a feature film in Pro Tools 8 LE on my Macbook. There's a scene in where I'm automating a reverb plug-in on my dialog aux, due to the characters going in different rooms down a long ...
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OMF - video sync query

OMF query, I received an OMF, quicktime video file and audio guide track. The omf and the guide track have a 2pop. When I imported in the video file and the guidetrack I noticed that the one frame of ...
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About Backgrounds…

I was once told that you always need ambience in your films. Makes perfect sense anyway, right? If there isn't any ambience, the audience doesn't feel like they're in the environment and all. Then I ...
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Lav mic signal produces a periodic ticking sound. Anny ideas?

I'm wondering what could be the cause of a ticking sound at a regular interval in speech recordings recorded with a sennheiser ew100 and sanken Lav mic through a Wendt mixer on a camera. Th ticking ...
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The purpose of Threshold, Knee and ratio in a compressor (discussion)

I would just like a get eveyone's view on the purposes/"what they do" on a compressor. They way I understand it is, the threshold is the dB level that is reached by a signal that causes the knee + ...
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Omf and video guide track sample rate

I import an OMF into my Protools session. I match the session to the OMF spec of 48/16bit. I notice that the audio that came with the video guide track is 44.1/16bit. When I import the video track I ...
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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?

Hey guys I'm working on a short film and I am wondering what kind of techniques people use to help get rid of noise floor or room tone. I usually use X-Noise and EQ but I'm wondering what other ...
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Anyone ever get a an OMF from Premier successfully into Pro Tools?

I've had nothing but trouble for the past few weeks trying to get this figured out. Its a feature film that got trimmed down to 64 minutes and I haven't been able to get it into a decent Pro Tools ...
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How to get from Sony Vegas to Pro tools 9

I've tried AAF, exporting XML, exporting edl, and exporting avid compatable AAF, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way of getting the Sony Vegas session to PT9. bouncing down stems is not an option....
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Fastest way to export movies for sound work?

Hey all, What do you reckon is the fastest and "best" way to export/convert movies for sound/music work in your DAW of choice? Which programs and settings do you use to do it? Thanks in advance, ...
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Footsteps for Kontakt

Try this free footsteps patch. Give me feedback please. Requires the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.3 or later. http://www.signoaudiodesign.com Thanks
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What kind of OMF do I ask for from my Editor?

Hey Everybody, I worked on a feature over the past summer and now its time for me to do post on the film. The editor gave me an OMF but when I went to a buddies house to import it into Pro Tools, ...
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A 5.1 short feature production: What should I pay attention to?

Hello all. In few weeks we will start a student short film production. This short film will be a diploma-work for both director and DOP. As for me, it's my first work, which will be mixed in 5.1. My ...
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USB or Ethernet Jog/Shuttle Wheel for Pro Tools?

Is anyone using a stand-alone shuttle wheel for fx, dialog or other general post-production editing in Pro Tools? I've fallen in love with the ICON and Euphonix control-surfaces at my college's ...
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As a sound designer/Location Audio Recordist, what would you like a Director to know before production?

Hi guys, This Tuesday, I will be attending a filmmaker's meetup group to talk about sound. The current speaker had a conflict arise and had to bail. I was asked to do the presentation. I have my own ...
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Best use of ergonomics in an Pro Tools editing environment?

If you're anything like me you spend up to 12 hours a day sitting at an audio workstation, toiling away at your craft. Very often these workstations are set up in an office-type setting, ie. desk, ...
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Indie Feature Production and Post Production Audio Budgets

If you were asked to work post audio on a film, one man band style, and you knew the budget was $150,000, what would you think a fair price would be? This is just for your services. No dolby stuff ...
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Tranferring from STP to FCP

I have an FCP file whose audio I exported to STP in order to apply filters, change levels, etc. Once finished in STP, I wanted to re-export my edited audio clips back into FCP, to update my FCP ...
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Glitchy sound design how-to? Example inside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNOxynC1Dc&feature=player_detailpage In the opening sequences there is an odd, glitchy, tremolo kind of effect. The same style of design is used in movies like ...
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Audio solution for working with motion capture

We are planning on doing a Motion Capture session where we record the Dialogue on the motion capture stage - The whole session with be time code synced so we will know what audio take will go with ...
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sound track pro

how to import wav files into the tracks
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Does the use of ADR result in loss of characterisation?

Hey everyone. For my dissertation, Im researching if the use of ADR could result in a loss of emotion and characterisation between the character and the film audience. My main reason for choosing ...
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How did you get to where you are now?

I'm aiming this question at anyone who has made it in the audio post production area. How did you get to where you are now? how did you start off and what steps did you take? It would also be good to ...
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Edit Session Layout Tips for a Shootout

Hi All, First time cutting gunshots for linear sound design and I'm running into some issues. Designing the single gunshots has been fine so far, but I've just hit about 15sec in a row of quick cuts ...
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Industrial Fan Speed

Hello. I have a scene w/a fan whose blades slowly pick up speed and then slow back down again. I have a great sound effect of a giant fan cutting air, but I can't match the speed of the effect from ...
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Matrixing LR as MS?

As I've become more comfortable with mid-side stereo recording and matrixing it as LR in post, rather than at capture time, I'm wondering about the ability in various plug-ins to encode LR into MS. ...
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Pro Tools 9 on a 13" Macbook Pro?

Since I'm brand new to the audio post game and PT is the industry standard, I've decided to purchase MacBook Pro + PT9 in the near future. I have about $1800 to work with, so a loaded 13" MBP seems ...
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48 Hour Film Project

Hey All, I agreed to do the post audio for a 48 hour film project and wanted to know if anyone else has ever had experience working on one of these films before. Basically I want to know if I should ...
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Is it worth working for free?

Is it worth working for free? I have worked on a few shorts and done some sound design, learning my chops and the things I have done are well received by people. A director asked me awhile ago to ...
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How do I record snow-based foley without real snow?

At the time of recording, conditions were so severe on set that recording on-set foley was out of the question, much less getting clean dialog. Lo and behold, it's now May, all the snow is gone, and ...
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Serious use of self-recorded IR's

I use reverbs all the time on dialogue, no matter what the project. There may be the occasional voiceover that gets away completely dry, but everything else gets a little bit (or a lot) of reverb. I ...
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Post production communities

Hey all - This post is in regards to relationships with other post facilities and post-production operators/creatives in your community. I'm a part of a mid-sized post production facility. We (our ...
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What are the implications of this new software?

I kind of just needed an excuse to post this fabulous article from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12510702 It is basically a software that does what the leighman has always asked of ...
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Mass producing a video that has one change in audio per unit.

How would you set up your Pro Tools session for producing about 20 versions of a concert intro video which has one VO line change for each different version? There are 20 cities on the tour and each ...
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Quoting for post sound production.

Hey all, I have to do a quote for post sound production for a feature film and i'm not quite sure where to start. I did read Tim's answer to Colin's question (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/...
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Workflow question: editing a panel discussion

I'm in the midst of some dialog editing for a panel discussion that I recorded for a ministry at church. I've edited a couple panel discussions so far, with varying degrees of success. There are going ...
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Removing blow sound in post production

I am supposed to mix a song in Dolby digital.I wasn't there for the recording session and unfortunately the track is full of blows.I am using Nuendo 4 for the final mix.Is there any way to remove the ...
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Loneliness Lies in Twos - Looking for Feedback

Hi, I recently worked on a self-funded (no budget) project and I am looking for feedback on my work. A questionnaire is online for you to fill in. Below, you can find three links; a link to the ...
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Sound Design Education In NZ

i am working in sound editing and mixing field for 6 years,besides i have analyzed hundreds of movies M&E Tracks and re-made some of them as an exercise, But i need to know more about sound ...
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How do you deal with off axis mic sounds?

I'm working on a feature film production and trying to figure out how to deal with off axis mic recordings. Any help?
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Any reviews on IRCAM SPAT plugin?

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anybody has used the IRCAM SPAT plugin. I saw a demo of it at AES this year and it seemed pretty nice.
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Post Time Expectancy

Couldn't think of a better place to ask this as everyone on here is so knowledgable. Could you please give me a general idea on how long it takes a 2-man mix team, a 3-man dialogue-editing team and a ...
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Big Budget Films/Compensation

When working post-production audio on a big budget film, name actors, directors....etc. What would the expected compensation be?
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BWF import to PT LE doesn't recognize timestamp

Hey people! Yesterday I finished the score for a short film I'm working on. I exported all the cues, each track as stereo BWF, so the sound designer doesn't need to relocate them manually. The ...
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Anyone done work for a music video before?

I'm curious, because I've never done any work for music videos. Specifically, I'm wondering if they use similar dialnorms to standard television programming. Is there anything that's majorly different ...
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Linking to Source Media in Final Cut OMFs

We're hammering out some workflow issues in prep for a new television series here at work, and I was just wondering, has anyone had any success in creating an OMF in Final Cut that links to the source ...