Saving Private Ryan, Omaha Beach Scene

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  1. Greg Yeatts

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    On the omaha Beach chapter on Saving Private Ryan, I am having some dialogue intelligability problems when played back at reference levels. I know they are screaming and all of the effects are around them, but is it the mix or my center channel?

    I am running this on DTS. BTW, DTS does appear to be quite an improvement over DD on some of the effects.
     
  2. Dalton

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    Greg,

    I think this topic should probably be in software(or possibly receivers/amps/separates). But anyways, what equipment are you running?
     
  3. Jason Whyte

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    Moving to Software
     
  4. Greg Yeatts

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    I am using an Onkyo TX SR600 with an Audax Home Theater kit Center Channel.
     
  5. Felix Martinez

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    The Omaha Beach scene is riding a fine line on intelligibility, and I think that was the intent. FYI - it is clearer on the dvd on my level-balanced surround system than in any of the three theaters I saw SPR in back in 1998.

    An interesting thing is watching the scene w/subtitles - you get ALL the military jargon, and for the first time, I realized what "defilade" is.

    Cheers,

    Felix
     
  6. Mark Hobbs

    Mark Hobbs Stunt Coordinator

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    There are better ways to test the functionality of your center speaker than trying to hear dialog in this scene. It is supposed to be loud and confusing.
     

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