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Is it possible to add surround sound to an apple prores?

534 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 4:53 PM by Shane Ross RSS
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Feb 19, 2013 3:44 PM

Want to screen a Prores with 5.1 surround sound from my mac. Is this doable? Tried using te 'add surround sound' function in compressor but it didnt work. And gonig through FCP didnt help either. We tested at the theatre and they said we needed the sound encoded as Ac3.


Any advice?

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    Did you mix the audio to be surround? You cannot do this inside of FCP, you need to do this in Soundtrack Pro.  Then you export the surround mix to will be 5 audio tracks (if Dolby 5.1) or 7 tracks (if Dolby 7.1).


    Then go into the SEQUENCE SETTING, click on the AUDIO OUTPUTS tab, and click on LOAD AUDIO OUTPUT PRESET...choose "5.1 monitoring." 

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    Well, in the sequence settings, change the audio out to DISCREET channels...export a QT Movie, self contained. Take that into Compressor. If you need a ProRes Video, AC3 audio...then choose that there. Yes, you will be recompressing the video, but ProRes can stand up to multiple recompressions without degrading the image.


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