I'm a post sound editor and just finished up a mix on a WWII movie.
I exported my mix with the Neyrinck Dolby digital 2 plugin directly from ProTools, thereby creating an AC3 surround file.
My hope was to import it into Premiere Pro CC 2015 (I have a Creative Cloud subscription) and just pass through the AC3 untouched and render the video and audio into an H264 (which supports 5.1 surround from what I remember).
This way I can copy the film onto a thumb drive and play it back on my home theater system to test that all the channels are in the right positions, and that the mix is going to work (mainly for LFE levels and such).
Is there a way to pass an AC3 file through Premiere Pro without Premiere recompressing it?