Re: dolby sr?

From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 11:09:00 PDT

On Aug 17, 2006, at 9:43 AM, Brittany Gravely wrote:

> listening to my newly printed optical track, my sound masterer was
> bothered by a slight muddiness in parts. the optical guy at magno
> said it could be due to dolby sr noise reduction that is now
> "industry standard" and they run all of their optical tracks
> through it. he said if you're not projecting it in a theatre with
> that dolby option, it may sound occasionally bassier & possibly
> noisier on the high end, but it is supposed to result in a better
> dynamic range and less noise in optimal conditions.

Dolby SR on 16mm optical tracks?? No one does that, and theaters
don't have their 16mm projectors running through their Dolby boxes.
Perhaps there is an exception to this rule, but it sounds to me like
you are being fed a line of bull by the guy, and you need to insist
on a new optical track negative or a refund.

Waiting for Bill Seery to pipe in on this.

Jeff "Dubly" Kreines

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