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Old 23rd May 2019
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Originally Posted by philper View Post
A side note: if you are indeed mixing a "budget" doc it is very likely that most of the "the life of the film" will be in situations where it is shown with a stereo mix. The 5.1 will get used at festivals and hopefully in situations where the film is showing off a DCP in actual theatres. But otherwise, including on TV, online and probably on DVD etc...stereo. So make sure that mix works just as well as your 5.1, especially if the stereo is a downmix of that 5.1 mix.
Very true, and the stereo mix will indeed be a downmix from the 5.1. Fortunately I should have just enough budget to do a touchup session for the LoRo version so I won't have to make any major compromises while working in surround.