Posted by Vincent at bg-tc-ppp836.monmouth.com on August 23, 2001 at 16:53:00:
In Reply to: To get a little more technical... posted by misterorange on August 23, 2001 at 16:45:38:
: I know you're probably biased toward DD, since your flick is mixed using it, but I'm just curious.
: By all means, techies, chime in here!
I'm not "biased" towards DD, as my film wasn't mixed *IN* DD, it was mixed in uncompressed 5.1 sound and then compressed using DD's algorythm for the DVD release since Dolby Digital is the "standard" format for sound delivery on DVD. That's how all of these mixes are done, they aren't mixed *IN* the formats, they are mixed in either 5.1 (and nowadays, 6.1), and then sent through an appropriate "box" that converts the uncompressed digital mix to whatever the release format is.
As it happens, Dolby Digital is BY FAR the most highly compressed format, which is probably why you notice that it doesn't sound "as good". SDDS and DTS both have much higher data rates and thus far less compression, and Phil at Skywalker has said that he prefers the "sound" of SDDS.
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