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maurice2029

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#250975
Topic
Star Tours, Muppet*vision 3-D, Terminator 3-D, Back to the Future - The Ride, Captain EO, etc (Some Project Releases)
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Originally posted by: crazyrabbits
Originally posted by: maurice2029
I'd like to have the T2-3D also. I know there's a decent quality workprint floating online, but that's only ACT 2. I'm looking for the whole ride in good (DVD) quality.


I don't know how much this would help, but it looks like someone posted most of the filmed segments, as well as some pre-production rehearsal footage, on Youtube.

Part 1
Part 2

The quality is nothing to write home about, but it is worth nabbing, if only because it's virtually the whole thing, and the dialogue is hilarious

That's the workprint I was talking about. But it's only in bad quality available.
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#250879
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ADigitalMan's Guide to MPEG2/AC3 Editing
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I fixed most of the volume now, there's only 1 "problem".
You know in Terminator 3, when the Terminator goes shopping, there's a song "Dat Funky Man" playing out loud? When I play the compiled movie, the song is almost gone, very muted down somehow. I only hear it when the Terminator steps outside, but that's because the song's volume is cranked up in that part.

Could it be the case because when compiling the AC3 sound, it does something 27db (lowering the volume with 27 db or something like that, it's the default configuration of the surround sound in Vegas).
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#250518
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ADigitalMan's Guide to MPEG2/AC3 Editing
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Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Maurice, you have the mute/unmutes in reverse. Blue=on, grey=muted. Switch them around and you should be good to go. Sorry to take so long to respond. I've been offline for several days.

I will give it a try, but I'm not sure if it's gonna turn out okay.

In the mean time, I have saved all streams as a mono wav file and compiled an AC3 audio with an other program. I will try it tonight with Vegas.
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#249805
Topic
ADigitalMan's Guide to MPEG2/AC3 Editing
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Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Go back to your original Vegas project and be sure that your channels are mapped properly. By default, each track is mapped to all five speakers. Turn off all but the correct one on each track and re-export. If you re-export it to the same file name as before, you shouldn't have to re-do all those edits in Womble.

Hope that solves it for you.


Hmn, I thought I had the configuration right about my surround sound, but it seems it was not right. I have muted all channels but one, and I can still hear it in every speaker.
Here's a screenshot of my configuration:
screenshot

I rendered as a surround sound.

Can you tell me what I have done wrong?


EDIT Oct. 8th:
I noticed I only heard the center channel, the other channels didn't play. I tested my surround sound on my computer, and it works.

In Vegas, with each channel I had clicked on the speaker that it should be. But because of this, somehow I couldn't hear it.

I have dragged each orange figure to each speaker, and then I can hear it.

But after with rendering, I play the AC3 with Media Player Classic, and I hear the same things in each speaker, which is not the case when I preview the file (before saving) in Vegas.

I really don't know what to do...
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#249568
Topic
ADigitalMan's Guide to MPEG2/AC3 Editing
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  • In Vegas, create a "5.1 Surround DVD" project.
  • Load the stereo wav you exported in Womble. This will be your reference file and will be muted out of the final mix.
  • Drag in each of your six mono files into individual tracks. Label them, so you know which is which. Check the alignment (I usually slam them all as far left as they will go) then GROUP them together so they will be edited and moved together. This is VERY important.
  • Set up the correct sound panning for each of these tracks so that they go to the correct channel in the final mix.
  • If your export had audio drift issues, here is where you would squeeze your stereo reference file the required number of frames. This method has been quite effective at "re-synching" a file for me. Squeeze the source, then align the "unsqueezed" files at each edit point.
  • Using your ears and eyes, align the audio to the reference file.
  • Add in new tracks with the deleted audio as necessary. Split the main movie according to the splits your ears tell you, line up a new scene, realign everything afterward. Keep going through this process until all your edits are re-created. Vegas has lots of fading options that can make for smoother transitions than straight cutting. Experiment.
  • SAVE OFTEN!!!
  • When you're satisfied, mute out the reference channel, then select "Render as" from the file menu. Be sure you're exporting to a 5.1 DVD.
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen and use the downtime to help out somebody in your community. When you get back the file should be done.
  • Load the final video file with your new Audio file into a new (temporary) Womble project to preview how well they synch up. Pay special attention to the places you edited. If necessary, make changes and re-render the AC3 file or, even the Womble project if you notice issues in the video. It takes a lot of finessing.



  • I have created a surround file the way you described it with Vegas.
    I then imported this soundfile into Womble and edited the video and cut the audio to fit the video.

    I then exported the movie (m2v file), and checked if it still was surround sound. According to my computer, it was AC3 5.1 surround.

    Then to double-check it, I let DVD Lab Pro split the audio from the m2v file, I split the 6 audiochannels again into 6 mono channels, but now suddenly every channel is the same. Each channel has suddenly the voice from the center track in it.

    Do you know if I did something wrong or what is going on?

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    #239738
    Topic
    Movie production updates for Terminator 4 And Star Trek XI
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    My first reaction was. A TV serie..? What the f**k?!
    Don't know what to think about it. I have a feeling they will screw it up eventually. I'm thinking back of the Robocop Prime Detective tv serie. Not a big hit, it was medium, but I believe the term "medium" is not good enough for the Terminator saga. The worst niveau of the Terminator movies should be "good".

    And another actor that plays John Connor... Another actrice for Sarah Connor...

    I have a feeling this is gonna suck. Why? Please no more returning Terminators through time, T3 doesn't mention it and yet another Terminator send back through time sounds plain stupid. How many times is SKYNET gonna try? So what else do we've got left? John and Sarah trainings, together with Mexican/Spanish people. Okay, but not interesting enough for a tv serie. What are they gonna do besides training, trying to blow up computer factories? I'm not sure, T3 doesn't hint this, plus the important computerfactory (Cyberdyne) was already destroyed at the end of T2. So what kind of content do they wanna show us that is good enough for the Terminator saga, and ofcourse, us, the Terminator fans....?

    Just continue with T4!!!