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== Producing a multichannel audio movie ==
 
== Producing a multichannel audio movie ==
  
We are using ProTools. Export a multichannel track (ou bounce a multichannel master fader) to multimono files. Here is an example with a 5.1 (L C R Ls Rs Lf) track and the six mono files you get.
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'''Step 1: Produce an interleaved multichannel WAV file'''
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We are using ProTools. Bounce a multichannel session to Stereo interleaved format:
  
 
[[Image:PT Multichannel Track.png]]
 
[[Image:PT Multichannel Track.png]]
[[Image:PT Multimono Files.png]]
 
  
In QuickTime Pro, create a new movie then import the six mono files. You have to open each of the six tracks, select all, "Add to Movie" with playhead at start. Tedious, but we will come with a better solution soon. Now, "Show Movie Properties" then "Audio Settings".
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'''Step 2: Open with QuickTime Pro'''
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Choose menu 'Show Movie Properties', select 'Sound Track', select 'Audio Settings' tab:
  
 
[[Image:QT Audio Tracks Assign.png]]
 
[[Image:QT Audio Tracks Assign.png]]
  
Assign carefully each track. Note that you can see the original filenames in the "Resources" tab.
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'''Step 3: Export to QuickTime Movie'''
  
==== Mapping between QuickTime and industry-standard labeling ====
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Choose 'Export', 'Movie to QuickTime Movie', 'Options', 'Sound Settings', 'Channels'.
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[[Image:QT_Audio_Tracks_Export.png]]
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==== Channels Assignements ====
 
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| Left
 
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| Rear Surround Left
 
| Rear Surround Left
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| Rear Surround Right
 
| Rear Surround Right
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Once tracks assigned, choose File>Export, Movie to QuickTime Movie, Options, Sound Settings, Channels. Wow!
 
 
[[Image:QT_Audio_Tracks_Export.png]]
 
 
Note that the compression format used will limit the choice of surround formats available. You will most probably prefer AAC over PCM, and the AAC 5.1 format is C L R Ls Rs LFE. However, industry-standard is L C R Ls Rs LFE. Be careful here. Confused? Here is a table to help:
 
  
 
==== Multichannel Mixing and Surround Formats ====
 
==== Multichannel Mixing and Surround Formats ====

Revision as of 02:18, 25 December 2007

   WORK IN PROGRESS

Introduction

Since QuickTime 7, it is possible to deliver multichannel audio. Second Life streamed audio relies on QuickTime and inherits this capability without further work.

Producing a multichannel audio movie

Step 1: Produce an interleaved multichannel WAV file

We are using ProTools. Bounce a multichannel session to Stereo interleaved format:

PT Multichannel Track.png

Step 2: Open with QuickTime Pro

Choose menu 'Show Movie Properties', select 'Sound Track', select 'Audio Settings' tab:

QT Audio Tracks Assign.png

Step 3: Export to QuickTime Movie

Choose 'Export', 'Movie to QuickTime Movie', 'Options', 'Sound Settings', 'Channels'.

QT Audio Tracks Export.png

Channels Assignements

Left L
Right R
Center C
LFE Screen LFE
Left Surround Ls
Right Surround Rs
Left Center Lc
Right Center Rc
Center Surround Cs
Rear Surround Left Rls
Rear Surround Right Rrs


Multichannel Mixing and Surround Formats

Format Channels Layout
Mono 1 C
Stereo 2 L R
Cinema Stereo 3 L C R
Quadraphonic 4 L R Lr Rr
Dolby ProLogic 4 L C R S
Film (Dolby Digital) 6 L C R Ls Rs LFE
SMPTE/ITU 6 L R C LFE Ls Rs
DTS 6 L R Ls Rs C LFE
Dolby Surround EX 7 L C R Ls Cs Rs LFE
SDDS 8 L Lc C Rc R Ls Rs LFE



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