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Audio Post Production for Television and Film, 3rd Edition by Tim Amyes, Hilary Wyatt

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Synchronizing and Controlling Audio Post Production Equipment

Tim Amyes

Audio post production is designed to bring together the various sounds that will make up a polished finished production, allowing them to be accurately edited and mixed together into the final audio track.

The sounds may be music, effects or dialogue, but all must run in synchronization with the picture, and do so repeatedly. The sound editor must be able to lay the soundtracks, and the mixer must be able to rehearse and refine his sound mix to perfection. A synchronizing code is needed to achieve this degree of accurate synchronization between the various audio sources and the picture. Film uses sprocket holes, but on electronic recording systems (video and audio) a ...

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