1. There are three configurations of Rendering and Mastering Workstations:
Hi Rigveda, Don't worry about it. The applies to both the Mastering and Production Suite. Your amps should not be wired in parallel for the front and rear speakers. Lts/Rts are inputs 9/10 to the Renderer when using a 7.1.2 bed by default. If you have 7.1.4 defined in the room setup window of the Renderer than any signals sent to bed channel Lts or Rts will come out of the front and rear left overhead speakers. Lts and Rts will only feed a discrete speaker if your room setup in the Renderer has Ltm/Rtm defined. Otherwise it will alway be split between Ltf/Ltr and Rtf/Rtr. Hope this helps.
@Adam, Thanks very much for your detailed reply. I have followed the Dolby HE Certification specs that you have shared for designing our Atmos room and speaker alignment using the DARDT sheet. Local Dolby tech liked the execution very much.
Somehow, due to my inexperience, my projector Epson Tw650 is medium throw and placed just above the head of the mixing engineer. Its 29dB noise level at eco mode due to exhaust fan, which i thought would be low enough. Its noticeable in only very quiet scene. Local Dolby technician measured the NC values and came at 28dB instead of target NC25. I cant move it and was hoping to find a solution to come down to NC25 and be certified.
1. There are three configurations of Rendering and Mastering Workstation:
Hi. There aren't two aux tracks for Object 11. There is an audio track that has the audio toggle to object with the audio send to Object 11. There is an aux track with the input set to Object 11 that has the Renderer Send plug-in assigned to Send 11. In the bus page Object 11 is also mapped to Renderer Input 11.
Every audio track toggle to object and sending audio to an Object defined in the I/O bus page has a corresponding aux track with the Object input and Renderer Send plug-in set to appropriate send.
The aux tracks with the Renderer Return plug-in can be set to Speaker Returns or Re-render returns in the Renderer return plug-in drop down menu.
You don't need to print the speaker returns. They can just be buss out to your monitoring. The Re-Renders can be printed or you can export the from the Renderer off-line.
The Production Suite is not design for mastering though you can create damf (.atmos) and export ADM BWF. For high complexity content it is more appropriate to use the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite with a Rendering and Mastering Workstation.
Thanks very much for the detailed explanation. So if i understand correctly, the "7.1.2 no way and 7.1.2 no way out" are dummy busses not actually doing anything? Can they be set to no input and no output?
If i toggle the object 11 audio track between bed and object 11 output, im getting a volume difference, which ideally shouldnt happen since my volume and pan settings are the same.
also now a weird thing is happening. I updated to rendered 3.2 version yesterday and my stereo output from the renderer has stopped and no longer showing up in the meters. what could be the issue?
Also netflix public domain guidelines is asking for mix minus narration and mne mixes. So Im guessing, once for Full mix, i do a realtime full pass of the content of say 1 hr in the renderer, then for mix minus narration and mne, i need to mute dialogues and do a full re pass recording again in the renderer.
Is there a way to avoid such multiple passes?
headphone output meters are not showing up in the renderer main page now and my fps is locked at 23.976 and unable to change it.
Close any open master file and you can change the frame rate from preferences. You can also enable the headphone output in the preferences. Volume changes can happen depending on the panning and what if any 5.1downmix modes are set.
A second pass to master without narration would be required. This is no different than a 5.1 workflow.
The Re-Renders are enabled in preferences and defined in the Re-Render window.
I know not all of this is obvious but I would encourage you to spend more time with the Renderer UI and the documentation to familiarize yourself with the setup and operation.