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Error Code:

Audio Channel Bleed


"Audio Channel Bleed" is an error where information from one or more audio channels is mixed into other existing audio channel(s).


Audio Channel Bleed impacts both Content and Technical Quality of the Asset. The member experience is negatively impacted by audio playback mixing into another channel, effectively “cancelling out” creative spatial effects. 

Severity Structure:




Significant portions of an audio channel appear to be either partially or completely present across multiple audio channels with no apparent creative on screen motivation.

How to Prevent:

Review all audio bussing before printing.


Likely the audio track/sample was dual bused into two or more separate channels, thus printing the audio across multiple channels. Re-print the audio with the correct busing to avoid the channel bleed.  Check the M&E for the same issue, and redeliver M&E as well if necessary.



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