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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

Picture Sync Time Code Rate

time code rate without period

23976, 24, 25, 2997, 30

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, LT, or RT

Version # (for Mixes or Stems)

v[##]

v05

 

Asset Type

Abbreviation

Master

PM, ME

Audio Stem

FXStem, MXStem, DIAStem, FFFXStem

Pre-Dubs

FXPD, MXPD, DIAPD...

ADR Recordings

ADR

 

File Naming Examples 

Final Discrete Stereo Mix Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_LT_v04.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_RT_v04.wav

or

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_L_v04.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_PM_Nearfield_2ch_48k_24b_R_v04.wav

 

Discrete 5.1 Stem Unit Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_L_v03.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_R_v03.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_C_v03.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_LFE_v03.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_LS_v03.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_FXSTEM_6ch_48k_24b_RS_v03.wav

 

Discrete 5.1 Pre-Dub Unit Example:

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_L_v09.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_R_v09.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_C_v09.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_LFE_v09.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_LS_v09.wav

chefs_table_s02e02_23976_fxpd_6ch_48k_24b_RS_v09.wav

 

Discrete 5.1 Music & Effects Example:

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_L_v02.wav

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_R_v02.wav

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_C_v02.wav

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_LFE_v02.wav

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_LS_v02.wav

peewee_lp_23976_ME_Nearfield_6ch_48k_24b_RS_v02.wav

 


 

ProTools sessions

For premix and stage mix sessions, all tracks should be consolidated, and non .WAV files should be converted to .WAV. If a ProTools session is provided, 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:

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