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Audio Postproduction for Digital Video by Jay Rose

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Chapter 19

After the Mix

Remember this:

A film has to sound good in the real world. Don’t be satisfied just with how it sounds in the studio.

Audio data compression is essential for Web videos, theatrical films, and most DVDs. Knowing how these processes work will help you get the best results from them.

Your film is done. You’ve edited dialog to sound completely natural—even though it’s assembled from multiple takes. You’ve cleaned up noisy source material. You’ve created engaging sound effects. You’ve found perfect music, cut it precisely to your picture, and made it even more perfect with some processing. And you’ve put everything together in a smooth, compelling mix.

Your film may be done. You’re not.

You still have to test ...

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