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Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by SpaceJello, Apr 17, 2007.
Curious any suggestions of creating dolby surround sound environments for final cut pro projects?
Not quite sure what you are asking. Any of the major DAW programs can create 5.1, 7.1, audio. (Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, etc. etc.)
And programs like DVD Studio Pro include a 5.1 AC3 dolby encoder to write 6 channel audio to a DVD.
Well, if the OP has Final Cut Studio (current version, not the one announced a few days ago), there really isn't an easy way to create a surround sound mix with the stereo panners of Final Cut and/or Soundtrack Pro. The new Soundtrack Pro 2 will provide better support. And yes, many DAW software packages can do this job very well.
SpaceJello, if all you have available is Final Cut Studio, what you need to do is create 6 separate mono AIFF files (for example in Soundtrack Pro), one for each surround channel, and use Compressor to create an AC3 file. Depending on what you are trying to do, this can be anywhere from quite easy to really inconvenient.