DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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Ciskate
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DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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Good morning guys I’m a newbie, I have to make DCP for a short movie and I exported my DCP from Da Vinci resolve studio version 16. I putted my DCP in dcp o matic to check levels and here’s the result. Is it bad or good? Thanks

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Re: DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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Can we see a screenshot of the DCP-o-matic audio analysis window?

Ciskate
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Sure! I attach the image here ! Thanks
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Carsten
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Re: DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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This seems to be something like a 15min short film?

I'd say you're in the right ball park. From my personal experience with LUFS and Dialnorm levels, it may be a bit soft, you could probably raise overall gain by 3 to 6 dB.

But that depends a bit on the type of material, I can only guess. Should it give a 'loud' or 'decent' impression. There is no specific number one has to hit technically. There are only regulations in place for maximum advertising and trailer level. For short or long features, it is up to you. From what I see in your graph, your dialog hovers around -30dB RMS. That's okay, but, again, could be a bit soft, depending on the character of the piece.

There is only one way to absolute confidence - you need to take this to a properly calibrated cinema and listen to it there with the sound system set to their standard main feature level.

Ciskate
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Re: DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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Thank you so much for your reply! Yes it’s a short movie, not action, It’s a drama with some music ( not too overwhelming). I will try to make 3 dcp, one with those levels and two with a higher dB value. The headphone listen seems to be nice as well with no clipping audio anywhere. Is it ok to deliver a 3 surround channel like this? I’ve read is ok but I’m afraid some servers will read empty channels as an error and wouldn’t play the file, what’s your experience so far?
Thank you again
Francesco

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Re: DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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That's okay. From the graph I see you setup a 5.1 channel layout and have only L/R/C populated. That is the right way to do it.

You could do +3/+6dB versions (should go very quick) - depends a bit on the screening situation, it is of course also possible to adjust the volume in the cinema.

- Carsten

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Re: DCP AUDIO LEVEL

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Aim for -21LUFS for features and -19LUFS for Ad's/trailers.

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