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If you mixer gave you 1 audio file and not 6 separate channels containing your surround sound mix then use this wiki

AVID - How to Make a 1920 x 1080 5.1 Surround Sound QuickTime Using Your Surround Sound Mix


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
Make sure that they are labeled
with a .C .L .LFE.wav
Underscore won’t work


Select the files and click OPEN

choose 23.98 here and click OK

The track is importing here

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

Go to >File>Output>Export to File

Click on Options

Click on the Audio Format Tab



Change the QT Audio Option to 5.1





Click OK

Click on the Video Format Tab now and we'll set up the Video Format



Click on Custom Button

Make sure Video and Audio button is selected




Choose Export As QuickTime Movie




Video Format Change to 1920 x 1080


Display Aspect Ratio leave on Native Dimensions



Click On Format Options


Next Step -


Click on Video Settings

Select the Apple ProRes 422 Codec Compression

Click on Sound Settings

Change to the following


Audio

Format: Linear PCM

Channels 5.1 (L R C LFE Ls Rs)

Rate: 48.000

Quality: Best

Sample size: 24

Little Endian

 


Movie Settings

Video

Compression Type: Apple ProRes 422

Quality: Medium don't worry about that it's high quality

Audio

Format: Linear PCM

Channels 5.1 (L R C LFE Ls Rs)

Rate: 48.000

Quality: Best

Sample size: 24

Little Endian


Click OK

Color Levels Setting - PLEASE READ VERY Important


- we suggest you do a test and export 1:00:00 one min of your project in each setting to make sure your black levels are correct. 

Do one export with the Keep as legal range setting selected and one export with the Scale from Legal to Full Range color levels selected.  Look at each export USING VLC NOT QUICKTIME PLAYER and make sure your black levels don't look grey or "Milky" they look black. And conversely, make sure your black video levels don't look TOOOO dark and you are loosing detail.

This setting should match how your video was brought into AVID. If it was brought in at Legal Range then you should export at Legal Range and if your video was initially brought into AVID at RGB then your video should be exported as Legal to Full  

If you don't remember how your video files were initially brought into AVID then export both versions of the timeline and look at them both in VLC.  

Then choose the correct version to turn in.

If you can't decide then ask tech staff to look at each one via the waveform monitor in AVID.


Check the settings shown here to make sure you have it set right


Click Save

Perform the export choose a place to save the file choose Save