tone control for movies

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  1. Vigo Samsian

    Vigo Samsian Auditioning

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    what should the tone controls be set to (bass and treble)when playing movies in dolby digital or DTS ?
    and what should these levels be set to when using a spl meter ?
     
  2. Rick_Brown

    Rick_Brown Second Unit

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    Best place to start is tone controls at the midpoint. Standard reference level is 75db.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    Idealy they should be flat... no gain, no attenuation.
     
  4. Vigo Samsian

    Vigo Samsian Auditioning

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    Thanks .
    is this the same with prologic 2 on movies and music ?
     
  5. Andre Barros

    Andre Barros Stunt Coordinator

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    My receiver doesn't even allow bass and treble settings to be changed while in DD, DTS or PLII mode. Only while in stereo can I adjust bass and treble.
     
  6. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Tone controls can also be used to compensate for acoustic problems in the room, although just two tone controls, bass and treble, are not enough for accuracy.

    Still, I consider the inability to use tone controls as a deficiency, much as is the problem of being unable to set a TV to 4:3 aspect ratio for certain inputs.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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