May be a bit too early to tell, but does anyone know if 3.0 will be GOUT or Theatrically synched?
That’s a big question for me too. Last time I asked him, when 4Kxx first started syncing to a new frame standard, Harmy said he had no plans to jump onto a new sync standard (the experience of finally nailing down the one we have now was harrowing enough), but things may have changed in the intervening time. 4Kxx is popular, and it may not be such a drag anymore to move to a new standard.
If so, I’ll happily sync my stuff to whatever frame standard Harmy wants to use, but I’ll need some advance notice. And certainly there are others who’ll need to do the same.
My opinion is that as long as we’re breaking sync on a lot of audio tracks, we may as well get all the major project leads together to discuss it, rather than unilaterally doing it, so we don’t just break sync again later when someone has a new idea for how things should sync. For example, in my opinion, if we’re going to go through the trouble of breaking sync, why not pad the beginning with an extra half-second of silence. That will fix issues where HDMI handshakes mute the first bit of the Fox fanfare on some systems, and it would be just as “theatrical” as any other sync standard out there, since theatrically, there were leaders and previews and such before the film anyway. I’d prefer a big difference like this over something that’s only a couple frames different, so people will know with certainty that their audio is out of sync, instead of just having a vague uncertain feeling that something’s not right, but not being able to put their finger on it.