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A print with both variable area and variable density tracks.
  • magenta vs. cyan vs. black/silver/gray for optical tracks
  • Determining sound formats (esp. optical formats)
  • Determining sound levels - best practices
  • Sound on disc
  • Silent films
  • 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