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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

This is a very old thread, but I just saw it. I am the technical manager of London Short Film Festival, and the author of the "how to make a DCP" guide the OP referred to. First off, I'm really ...
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Festival requests DCP with mix level changes

Is this requirement as ridiculous as it seems to be to me? Yes. No serious theater mix delivery specifications includes such limit. Nearly all theater mix will have sample peaks above -10 dB FS. ...
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How does a DCP work?

I spent a bit of time working as a projectionist about five years ago, playing standard DCPs from a Doremi server. All the prints came with a single audio format sent specifically from the distributor ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

To my ears, it does indeed sound as if there is too much build-up in the lower mids. I wouldn't say "muddy", but rather more boomy, boxy, or honky - those are three words I would use to describe it. ...
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Discussion: Theatrical release vs. BR/DVD

I would guess TV shows are often "mastered" either the same way or very similarly for broadcast versus DVD and Blu-Ray since the final output equipment is the same in either case. The release of two ...
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How does DCP work between Dolby and DTS?

My understanding is that the cinemas do not get to decide. They need to play whatever audio was mastered onto the DCP. That decision was made by whoever produced the DCP. It was not quite the same ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

Well what Joseph Santoyo said is pretty right, i mean it can get you in the ballpark and have a decent sounding vocal recording, but in no way a serious one. If you take 2 voices make a big Q around ...
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Mixing 5.1 sound for film

Exactly 2 seconds before the first frame of picture you put 1 frame of 1khz tone. Used to sync audio and video. You can use a signal generator to do this such as the one in Pro Tools.
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