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dr sound 11-02-2003 12:09 PM

NEW UPDATED Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Having seen this question asked nearly weekly, I have decided to post a few reference sites that can be used to calibrate your room for post.
First purchase a Radio Shack SPL meter # 33-4050(Analog). Then follow these links:
This Dolby Link is NEW as of 10-10-12
http://www.dolby.com/uploadedFiles/A...UserManual.pdf

Read the whole manual but go to Chapter 5 and read the whole chapter especially section 10.4 and 10.5 to learn how to take a correct measurement.
Then go to:
THIS IS JUST REVISED for 2013!!!!
Advanced Television Systems Comitee Inc.
ATSC Recomended Practice Techniques For Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudnesss for Digital Television


Here is the Link:
http://atsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2...tice+A+85+2013


NEW 11-21-17 :
Here is a link to the just released ATSC 3.0 Audio Information.
Read up! Here comes Immersive Audio to you at home:

https://www.atsc.org/wp-content/uplo...o-Part-1-4.pdf

and here:
https://www.atsc.org

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Dolby Pink Noise . Click on "The Dub Stage" Link below
http://www.thedubstage.com/links.php


This is New 3-16-13 HERE IS A NEW "ROOM CALIBRATION CHEAT SHEET LINK" from Danijel Milosevic
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...iNw/edit?pli=1


Use the Dolby Pink Noise on "The Dub Stage" links above OR the Revised Blue Sky's below.

Read the Blue Sky set up FAQ on the page:
http://abluesky.com/support/blue-sky...on-test-files/

And this on Dolby Room requirements link:
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/post-...uirements.html

and this new link:
http://www.aes.org/technical/documents/AESTD1001.pdf

and the latest Link for Music Mixing in 5.1: THIS IS A REVISED LINK
http://www2.grammy.com/PDFs/Recordin...rs/5_1_Rec.pdf

And this about Subwoofer Calibration:
http://www.film-tech.com/warehouse/m...TN99051701.pdf

Here is an interesting articles on "The X Curve"
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...es-6-2002.html

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/post...uirements.html

NEW AS OF APRIL 5, 2015
Another very interesting article from Meyer Sound on "Calibrating Cinema Sound Systems"
http://www.meyersound.com/pdf/cinema...ech_report.pdf

Between these links you should be ready to go.


Adding this to the original post.It is a link for finding your room modes.
Here it is:
http://www.realtraps.com/modecalc.htm



Keep these links to hand to your fellow Mixers.

REMEMBER.... MOST ROOMS ARE SMALL.
MOST PEOPLE SHOULD START BETWEEN 77 and 82 SPL NOT 85!!!



NOTE: As of July 17th, 2008 this sticky had OVER 61,0000 views
before the reset of the views counter!!! Add those views to the number you now see.
As of July 2016 the total views are OVER 210,380 !!!!


Take Care,

georgia 11-03-2003 07:07 AM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Nice links!

Cheers
georgia

anders 11-03-2003 07:51 PM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
The bluesky was extremely helpful, as it included the band limited pink noise which it seems is misunderstood, or overlooked by many.

Any opinions on the bluesky monitors for a 5.1 system? They promote it rather heavily that Skywalker uses them quite extensively.

viaspiaggia 11-04-2003 05:53 AM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
anders - i mixed on a blue sky 5.1 system for about 2 years, doing mostly dvd mixes and premixing for feature film. i enjoyed working on them 8-12 hours a day, and my mixes seem to have translated rather well. i highly recommend them. like any other system it will take some time to learn how to mix properly on them, but once you do i found them lovely.

-adam-

dr sound 11-19-2003 11:14 PM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Bump.
I thought I'd bump this up every 3 weeks so the questions don't get asked over and over.............................................. ..............................

hitp 11-20-2003 04:30 PM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Hi Dr. Sound!

Now we are on the subject of this. . .

Can you recommend a good CD or DVD with alignment tones (besides the Blue Sky files)

Thanks in advance for your opinion.

georgia 11-21-2003 10:52 AM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
hi Marti
How goes life in the Left coast?


PS: try the MIX ref CD...
( just though I'd help..)


cheers
georgia



dr sound 11-23-2003 10:34 AM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Georgia,
Hey there!! Things are OK. Hope all is well with you!!
Get yourself some new HD Accel systems instead of brand "X"
now that the ilok issue has been dealt with.

Dennis,
As for tones, go to my link and click on this
http://www.surroundassociates.com/books.html
Bobby has a DVD for you.

Take Care,

georgia 11-23-2003 07:55 PM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
I just installed a g5 HD2 w/accel for a client.. nice system.

cheers
georgia

hitp 11-24-2003 05:46 AM

Re: Room Calibration for Film and TV Post
 
Thanks Marti! You Rock!



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