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Old 12-09-2018, 10:01 AM
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Default Mixing a Theatrical Trailer

I'm mixing my first official theatrical trailer and was wondering if someone where might have the experience to answer a few questions... I've read what I can find, but am still a bit unsure on the following:

TASA spec of 85dB. Are there any other specs that go with this? Like Truepeak limit etc? Or is it really just that I can't go over 85 on the LEQ.

We will mix in 5.1, but for a theatrical trailer, will they expect a stereo mix as well? Not sure if when you deliver trailers you deliver both, or only a 5.1...

When measuring the TASA number, should I only be measuring the length of the 'content' or also the length with the head leader on? Since this is a loudness measurement over time, I assume adding in the head and tail leaders will affect the LEQ number?

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Old 12-09-2018, 10:36 AM
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Hi,

Make sure it is LEQ(m), not (a). Measure the 'content' including the LFE. For this you will need the Dolby Media Meter 2 or WAVES WLM. And that's it.

As to 5.1 + Stereo, up to Distributor.

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Old 12-09-2018, 11:50 AM
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Only measure the spot, not leader.

No peak limit, just use a safety limiter.

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Old 12-09-2018, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Mixing a Theatrical Trailer

Got it, thanks everyone.

Hitting a bit of a snag, after reading all the TASA documentation, it appears I have to be able to generate a TASA certification... but no idea how to do that. I have no doubt I can mix the trailer and make it all proper.

But not quite sure how to get a TASA certification after that. I don't run a full dub house, and don't normally do trailers at all, so anyone have an idea of a company I could send to just for the certification part?

Thanks for all the help!

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http://tasatrailers.org/engineering.html
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See if you can get your client to pay the $425 fee.
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