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Joe Riggs
Stereo vs 5.1 - From FCP7 to DVD
on Sep 4, 2014 at 9:41:33 am

I had a film and was supplied with a separate stereo and 5.1 mix.

Client wants one version with stereo and one version with the 5.1

Being a bit unsure of how it works with DVDs/blu rays.
My initial thoughts were to include both the stereo and 5.1 mix in the final .mov export,
and the post house could make the DVD from that.

The person handling it at post house told me that 5.1 defaults to stereo on systems that
don't have a 5.1 setup, so I only need to include the 5.1 mix.

I know in FCP7 you can make a 5.1 track stereo.

If this is the case, why do people still deliver stereo as well as a 5.1 mix?


What would be the most efficient way to make DVD's that contain both a stereo and 5.1 mix?
do I need to export out a stereo version, and a 5.1 version (audio only), convert in compressor and
stack the two audio tracks in a DVD program?


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Warren Eig
Re: Stereo vs 5.1 - From FCP7 to DVD
on Sep 4, 2014 at 3:13:27 pm

When you create an AC3 from a 5.1 mix, it also folds down and embeds a 2.0 or stereo mix in the file. The decoder, DVD player/receiver detects this and plays what is appropriate for that system.

I'm in Los Angeles and can do this for you.

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Nick Meyers
Re: Stereo vs 5.1 - From FCP7 to DVD
on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:59:55 am

but it cant play back 5.1 audio from a 2.0 file, surely?


nick


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Warren Eig
Re: Stereo vs 5.1 - From FCP7 to DVD
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:42:55 pm

No. 2.0 is stereo. You need 5.1 stems to create a 5.1 ac3.

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Nick Meyers
Re: Stereo vs 5.1 - From FCP7 to DVD
on Sep 7, 2014 at 1:34:10 am

oh, so you don't need a separate 2.0 mix as it's embedded in the 51.
sorry, i misunderstood your post... to early in the morning for me i guess :)

nick


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