To compress or not to compress dolby digital

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  1. Zack_R

    Zack_R Stunt Coordinator

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    Dynamic Range Compression?

    In my Sony 4ES manual it states that in order to to hear dolby digital recordings as intended by the sound engineer you should use STD compression. Standard compression happens to be one click away from max compression. There are nine lighter compression ranges prior to STD compression. They range from .1-.9.

    Until I read this in the owners manual I assumed that you would only want to compress sound if you were trying to control the dynamics and if you used any compression then you were not hearing the same dynamics you would hear in a movie theater.

    BTW, Dynamic Range Compression can only be used on Dolby Digital recordings
     
  2. Jeff Weight

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    I am assuming that Sony is using this the way THX uses Re-EQ. To Compress the high freq.
     
  3. Craig Woodhall

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    Id turn all that shiat off..

    Craig
     
  4. Dan Joy

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    I think that standard means Off in this case. Going from memory without my DA5ES or manual.
     
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  6. Scott Simonian

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    Unless you watch all your movies at night, I would leave that off. All it does is compress the dynamic range of Dolby Digital soundtracks.
     

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