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Overview of Sound for Film and Video

  • John Eargle

Abstract

Sound recording technology for the motion picture theater differs from that of the record industry in the following ways:
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    Presentation in the theater is normally via four channels: three behind the screen and a single surround channel.

     
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    Control of the playback acoustical environment. Unlike the wide variety of consumer playback environments (automobile, home, or headphones), motion pictures are primarily shown in environments that are not unlike those where the product was mixed.

     
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    Extensive postiproduction activity. Music, dialogue, and effects are all separately recorded and premixed, and are brought together during a final mixdown operation after the film has been edited.

     

Keywords

Motion Picture Reverberation Time Magnetic Track Magnetic Stripe Record Industry 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

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  • John Eargle

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