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Paul Dougherty
can't monitor more than 2 tracks?
on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:02:23 pm

I have a sequence where I'm able to add audio tracks but can't monitor more than 2, when I check the Seq settings it says Channel format & Number of Ch is says Stereo & 2 both greyed out (can't change them) why?

This seq was matching a 1080i ProRes Qt



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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: can't monitor more than 2 tracks?
on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:45:35 pm

You're able to hear as many audio tracks as you have, the final mix buss for the sequence is just in stereo.

If you, say, want 5.1 monitoring and have the hardware to monitor it properly then you would set:

Number of audio tracks: 1
Channel format: 5.1

If you need an arbitrary number of channels and, again, have the hardware to monitor such as discrete channels (or need channels for broadcast output)

Number of audio tracks: 8 (example)
Channel Format: Mono

You may need to go to preferences > Audio hardware and adjust/assign settings as needed.

You cannot mix channel formats (have a track of stereo with a track of 5.1). You would have to mux your delivered file after the fact in something like FFMPEG or Squeeze or another broadcast encoder.

Angelo Lorenzo

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Paul Dougherty
Re: can't monitor more than 2 tracks?
on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:14:52 am

Thanks Angelo,

I will not be in front of the system for a few days to act on your advise but I appreciate it



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