Originally Posted by starcrash13
Ouch! Search here and on the DUC. This has been discussed quite a bit.
What level are you referring to? Dialnorm? Music? Peaks?
For film? TV show? Corporate video? Porno?
I am referring to Peak levels for a DVD. It is an hour long documentary that will be on both Blu Ray and standard NTSC DVD. The dialnorm is -28, currently my peak is -3dB for the 5.1 mix. I was wondering if it is better to keep it at -3dB and up or to lower it. Obviously, the signal to noise ratio is better keeping it hot, but I want to make sure that there are no issues with audio at that level.
Previously all work I've done that has gone on to DVD has been done at another facility with a few exceptions. They usually use my broadcast mix which peaks at -10.