At 10:29 PM 7/5/2006, David Lennick wrote:
>By the way, can anyone tell me why most DVDs are mastered at such low levels?
>Then you go to the special features and burst your eardrums. $1 DVDs tend to
>have normal audio levels as well.
I think that most features are mastered with a low Dialnorm to allow
room for effects. I would suspect that the special features are
mastered the old way, peaks...to...100%.
There are some interesting and useful guides at the Dolby Web site on
Dialnorm and film level setting. This could end up as a long
discussion which I don't have time for at the moment, but anyone else
feel free <smile>.
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