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Trevor Asquerthian
Audio configuration...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:57:28 pm

Seems that the audio configurations available depend on the number of source tracks in a file...

e.g. a 6 track bwav can be configured 4 ways:
6 mono,
3 stereo
1 x stereo, 2 x mono, 1 x stereo
5.1 surround

a 10 track bwav can only be configured 2 ways:
10 mono
5 stereo

Is there any way of overriding these configurations? (I'm guessing they are hard-coded)
(e.g. my 10 track BWav might be 1 x stereo, 2 x mono, 1 x 5.1 surround)



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Noah Kadner
Re: Audio configuration...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:52:06 pm

In what real world scenario would you have that configuration?

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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Audio configuration...
on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:33:44 am

Noah, thanks for replying.

In the world of broadcast it is normal to have multiple different audio configurations.

e.g. a live game will be covered 5.1 surround, with a 2.0 folddown. This produces 2 x 5.1 and 2 x 2.0 for full mix & international
a show to be edited might have multiple 5.1 sources (full mix, audience, fx), 2.0 (music, VT) and 1.0 (isolated mics)
a drama might well have a sound recorder with a 2.0 guide mix and multiple 2.0 and 1.0 sources (fx / isolated mics) and include MS material - this may well be correctly configured in FCX if the iXML data is correct, I haven't tried that yet, but the data is often incorrect.

In tight turnaround (or low budget), the audio is finished in the NLE - no audio post.

There's much to like about FCX - I give time to give it a serious look at every iteration. And it is getting closer (some stuff would be super useful, but it falls down in the audio department every time for me).



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Charlie Austin
Re: Audio configuration...
on Nov 1, 2016 at 3:03:25 pm

[Trevor Asquerthian] "In the world of broadcast it is normal to have multiple different audio configurations. "

Same here. I find that turning off the auto audio channel grouping stuff helps, and X gets it right. More user config options is always better though...

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Lance Bachelder
Re: Audio configuration...
on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:07:48 am

Have you messed around when sharing Master File? For audio choose Multitrack Quicktime Movie and you can easily send roles out as anything you want. Just for fun I just created a 16 track QT file with random roles as 5.1, stereo, mono in totally random order to create a mess and it all came through exactly as I shared it showing a total of 16 tracks with 2 5.1's i stereo and 2 mono. The tracks have the role name so you could easily create a Project with lanes for specific roles in whatever order you needed for deliveralbes. Maybe I'm crazy but seems pretty easy and cool!

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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Audio configuration...
on Nov 2, 2016 at 7:43:27 am

Lance, this is the source file I'm talking about.

I agree that the roles designation on export to multiple tracks works well - and is reflected in the audio configuration if exporting Quicktimes. Sadly I don't think MXF has the ability to designate anything other than as a mono track - and thus you cannot recreate the audio configuration when importing the resultant MXF back into FCP. The choice is 16 mono or 8 stereo on a 16 track file.



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