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Anyone here compose movie soundtracks? What sample/bitrate?

Postby Drumstruck » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:49 pm

Wondering what sample rate / bitrate you're using?

fwiw I'm using Finale 25 but when I export it only does 16 bit so it's losing the 24 bit sample quality..... I could rewire it into Reaper and mix it there.....

Just wondering if there's a smarter process?
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Re: Anyone here compose movie soundtracks? What sample/bitra

Postby wez » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:22 pm

48k/24 bit

But I wouldn't stress, that's the post-guy's job.

24 bit is obviously best but the chances of anyone ever being able to hear the difference... go with the best/most creative work flow that works for you.
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Re: Anyone here compose movie soundtracks? What sample/bitra

Postby a.beck » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:51 am

It's likely changed since, but when I did the music mixing at AFTRS several years ago, it was important to deliver the correct format, which at the time was "industry standard" 16 bit / 48KHz.
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Re: Anyone here compose movie soundtracks? What sample/bitra

Postby smash » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:00 am

Here is my take on it, I have Post Supervised films and Televisions Series, as well as bring involved in the Producer / finance side of things.

The standard for theatrically distributed films (DCP) is either 24/96 or 24/48.

The standard for network delivery is 24/48 or 16/48.

Use 24/96.

As a post supervisor, converting from 24/96 to 24/48 or 16/48 is dead simple, and if the film is delayed by a few years it's great to know you are future proofed, when Netflix starts requiring 24/96, or Discovery Channel starts requiring HD Audio masters for their 4k channel.

As a producer, If I was sent a soundtrack from a composer in 24/96, I would be stoked, as it opens up further revenue streams.

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Re: Anyone here compose movie soundtracks? What sample/bitra

Postby Drumstruck » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 pm

it's a real shame that Finale 25 only exports in 44.1/16 - especially seeing it allows me to compose using 24 bit samples....
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