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[[File:Mono tracks.jpg |right|thumb|300px|A print with both variable area and variable density mono tracks.]]
[[File:Mono tracks.jpg |right|thumb|300px|A print with both variable area and variable density mono tracks.]]
'''Sound formats''' are technologies that allow recorded sound to be synchronized to (or otherwise accompany) a film. Before the advent of sound formats, all films were [[silent film|silent]].


* magenta vs. cyan vs. black/silver/gray for optical tracks
* magenta vs. cyan vs. black/silver/gray for optical tracks
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* Determining sound levels - best practices
* Determining sound levels - best practices
* Sound on disc
* Sound on disc
* Silent films
* optical vs. digital vs. mag
* optical vs. digital vs. mag
* Amplifiers?
* Amplifiers?

Revision as of 21:34, 9 August 2013

A print with both variable area and variable density mono tracks.

Sound formats are technologies that allow recorded sound to be synchronized to (or otherwise accompany) a film. Before the advent of sound formats, all films were silent.

  • magenta vs. cyan vs. black/silver/gray for optical tracks
  • Determining sound formats (esp. optical formats)
  • Determining sound levels - best practices
  • Sound on disc
  • optical vs. digital vs. mag
  • Amplifiers?
  • Sound processors
  • Speakers


Sound format Type 70mm? 35mm? 16mm? 8mm? Super8? Other gauges? Notes
Mono Optical x x variable density vs. variable area
Stereo Optical x
Dolby SR Optical x
Dolby A Optical x
Dolby SR-D Digital x Also called Dolby Digital
DTS Digital x x
SDDS Digital x
Magnetic Magnetic x x x x x