Chapter 13

From Print Masters to Exploitation


Print masters are the final output of the film rerecording process and are the delivered movie soundtrack in the eyes of the producer and studio, because subsequent processes are not aesthetic, but manufacturing ones. Following various manufacturing steps to be described, motion-picture release prints, television masters, and video disks and tapes are made. Then, the prints or videos are shown on theatrical, commercial, home theater, or computer systems for the enjoyment of the audience.

Audio master is the more common term in television and video mixing for the same thing. An edit master is the final prepared picture and sound master for a television program, with the audio from the ...

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