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Final Audio Deliverables and Archive Assets

It is important that Mix Versions and Stem file names contain all relevant information within their file names. They must be easy to understand at a glance. All 5.1 surround (6ch) elements must be delivered as discrete files. For detailed instructions on preparing Dolby Atmos archive assets, please see Dolby Atmos Home Mix Archive Specs.

 

Item

Naming

Example

Project Title

project_title

chefs_table

Episode / Reel # / Longplay

s[season##]e[episode##] or r[reel##] or lp[longplay]

s01e01, s01e02, s01e03 or r01, r02, r03 or lp

Version # or Date

 v[##]

 v05, v041319

Asset Type (see legend below)

asset type

PM, ME, FXStem, FXPD, ADR

Soundfield Type (if applicable)

soundfield type

Nearfield, Theatrical

Mono, Stereo or 5.1 Surround

mono, 2ch or 6ch

mono, 2ch, 6ch

Sample Rate

[##]k

48k

Bit Depth

[##]b

24b

Channel / Track Mapping

channel/track designation

.L, .R, .C, .LFE, .Ls, .Rs

 

Asset Type

Abbreviation

Master

PM, ME

Audio Stem

FXStem, MXStem, DIAStem, FFFXStem

Pre-Dubs

FXPD, MXPD, DIAPD...

 Optional Tracks

 OPT, OPTA, OPTB, GRP

Dialogue Guide track

GUIDE

ADR Recordings

ADR

 

File Naming Examples 

Final Discrete Stereo Mix Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_v04_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_23976.L.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v04_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_23976.R.wav

or

chefs_table_s02e02_v04_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_23976.L.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v04_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_23976.R.wav

 

Discrete 5.1 Stem Unit Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.L.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.R.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.C.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.LFE.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Ls.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v03_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Rs.wav

 

Discrete 5.1 Pre-Dub Unit Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.L.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.R.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.C.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.LFE.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Ls.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_v09_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Rs.wav

Discrete 5.1 Music & Effects Example:

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.L.wav

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.R.wav

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.C.wav

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.LFE.wav

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Ls.wav

peewee_lp_v02_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_23976.Rs.wav

 


 

ProTools sessions

Premix and stage mix sessions should be consolidated with all linked media. Frozen or rendered tracks are acceptable if the facility prefers. Please perform a "File >> Save Copy In..." and select Audio Files under "Items to Copy" to consolidate files:

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Example of a consolidated session:

Screen_Shot_2017-11-11_at_4.40.43_PM.png

 

Music Archival

It is important that Mix Versions and Stem file names contain all relevant information within their file names. They must be easy to understand at a glance.  All mono or 5.1 surround (6ch) elements must be delivered as discrete files.

Item Naming Example
Composer Identifier XX LH
 Song Title  SongTitle BodyAndSoul
Mix Version or Stem Type MASTER_Stem_group, Theme, Cue MASTER_Stem_keys,  Stem_home, Theme, 1m1, 3m5
Sample Rate [sample rate]k 48k
     
Bit Depth # bit rate 24b
Mono, Stereo or 5.1 Surround mono, 2ch, 6ch 6ch
 Channel / Track Mapping  channel/track designation  If mono: mono

If discrete:  L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, LT, or RT

Version # (for Mixes or Stems) R[0-9][0-9] R02
File Extension wav, aif

 wav

 

Asset type Abbreviation
Mix Masters of Original Score, Original Songs, and  Licensed Cues Used in Final Program MASTER, Theme, Cue

Multi-track of Original Score - Stems  (frozen/consolidated tracks)

 STEM_group

 

File Naming Examples

Stereo Master Mix Examples:

LH_BodyAndSoul_2m4_48k_24b_2ch_LT_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_2m4_48k_24b_2ch_RT_v04.wav

or

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_2ch_v04.wav

or

LH_BodyAndSoul_1m8_48k_24b_2ch_L_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_1m8_48k_24b_2ch_R_v04.wav

or

LH_BodyAndSoul_Theme_1m1_48k_24b_2ch_L_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_Theme_1m1_48k_24b_2ch_R_v04.wav

or

LH_BodyAndSoul_3m5_48k_24b_2ch_L_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_3m5_48k_24b_2ch_R_v04.wav

Discrete 5.1 Master Mix Example:

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_L_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_R_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_C_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_LFE_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_LS_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_MASTER_48k_24b_6ch_RS_v04.wav

Mono Stem Example:

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_vocals_48k_24b_mono_v04.wav

Discrete 5.1 Stem Example:

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_L_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_R_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_C_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_LFE_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_LS_v04.wav

LH_BodyAndSoul_STEM_keys_48k_24b_6ch_RS_v04.wav

 

Asset Organization & Uploading

 

For sound assets under 100 files, you have the option to upload nested in a folder or non-nested, outside of a folder.

If over 100 files, upload files nested within a folder.

For M&E, you have the option to upload the M&E tracks & Optional Tracks nested in a folder, separate folders or non-nested, outside of a folder.

Do not nest in folders deeper than one directory deep.

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