If you mixer gave you 1 audio file and not 6 separate channels containing your surround sound mix then use this wiki
This works using version 8.9.1
|Make a New Bin to import your surround sound mix files|
|Title the bin how you wish|
|Go to >File>Input>Import Media|
|Navigate to your files you would like to import|
|Click on Options|
|Click on Options again|
|Click on the Audio Tab and then click on "Edit"|
We need to change the Multichannel Audio to
5.1: Pro Tools: L C R Ls Rs Lfe
(this doesn't make sense because the rest of the document uses SMPTE, but trust us...this is how you want to do this...at least in this version of Avid)
|Click OK here|
Uncheck all the boxes here
EXCEPT Autodetect Broadcast Wave Monographic Groups
Navigate to your audio files
|The file with A1-6 Tracks will be created|
When you load it into the source window the file will have a 5.1
icon on it shown here
|Create a new sequence and edit the 5.1 audio into the new timeline and then delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline|
|delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline|
Edit the Video Track on to the existing timeline that contains the 5.1 audio.
Check the Sync of the entire movie before exporting
|Next go to >Tools Audio Mixer|
|Change these audio mixer settings for the timeline|
|Make sure the timeline is set to 5.1 Sequence|
|Go to Audio Settings|
|Set the Display Channel order to SMPTE|
1. Open the SETTINGS TAB, and create a new Export setting by duplicating an existing one and renaming it "Audio 5.1 in QT" for example.
Don't know how to duplicate an export setting? Simply highlight any other export setting and press Command + D.
Don't know how to rename an export setting? Simply click on it's name and type.
|2. Open your custom export setting (hopefully called "Audio 5.1 in QT" by now) by double clicking on the word Export next to your custom setting name.|
3. Configure it as shown:
Size to Fit
Scale from Legal to Full Range
Compression Type: Avid DNxHD Codec
Color Levels: RGB Levels
Resolutions: 1080p/23.976 DNxHD 115 8-bit
Format: Linear PCM
Channels 5.1 (L R C LFE Ls Rs)
Sample size: 24
4. Click OK to close all the windows.
5. Now in the bin, select the sequence, right-dick and choose OUTPUT> EXPORT TO FILE .
6. Choose the Export setting you just created and a destination (the desktop for example).
7. Perform the export.
You have now created a surround movie as a Quick Time format. If you play it, you will see (or perhaps hear) surround, but how do you know it is a surround movie? Well the answer is to re-import it.
Link to the file you just exported.
|Right click on that linked file in the bin and choose Modify > Modify Clip...|
|Choose Set Multichannel Audio from the drop down|
|Choose 5.1 SMPTE: L R C Lfe Ls Rs|
|Click OK and edit back into a duplicate timeline to check.|