Do you point the mic on the sound meter right at each speaker?

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  1. Sheldon C

    Sheldon C Second Unit

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    I recently bought a radio shack sound meter and I set all of my speakers to an equal db, but when I watch a movie it seems that there is less volume coming from the rears than from the front even during action scenes.

    My question is should I point the mic at each individual speaker from the listening position (that's how i did it), or should I hold the mic facing forward the whole time for each speaker. Also, where can you find a avia or video essentials disk?

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  2. Legairre

    Legairre Supporting Actor

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    Put the SPL meter at ear level at the seating position(sweet spot). Then you should point the mic straight up at the ceiling and adjust each speaker from the seating position. I know amazon.com has AVIA.
     
  3. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Video Essentials and Dolby Labs recommends the following, . . .from their:5.1-Channel Production Guidelines PDF document
     
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