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Old 16th February 2007
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Originally Posted by philper View Post
For TV we generally refer to stems being N/D/M/E (N for narration, which would be the first thing changed for a foreign version), although I guess there are also the channels than make up a 5.1 mix as well, at least in network spec parlance. Otherwise you are correct about people (me) mixing up "stems" and "premixes". I'll try harder to be accurate.

Philip Perkins CAS
Philip, I do not mean to chastise at all-
for this to be useful, peoples' experience is whats required- you rock. keep it up!

One thing as well for those who are unfamiliar with Post audio is the notion of track designation within a stem-

Many think only of a 5.1 or printmaster type track layout-

In film work, a stem is typically an 8 channel set of tracks-

for dialog stems it might also be typical to assign multiple tracks to the center-

in your DIA stem you might have something like-

1- DIA L
2- DIA C
3- DIA R
5- ADR L
6- ADR C
7- ADR R
8- PFX C

Any sort of layout is possible really, but this is something a lot of *edited to embarass Tom Hambleton* folks who might pop in would never know.

charles maynes