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  • Thu, Nov 8 2018 2:29 PM In reply to

    • PieterS
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    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    Close, I'm in Belgium! (What gave me away?) So maybe your advisor would consider the trip. 

    I know this is not the ideal setup, but this one is great for screenings. The best option is of course to have a room to cut and a room to screen. But unfortunately, that's not possible. Or maybe easy to rearrange furniture.
    But I will think about it. I suppose the setup you suggest is also best with midfield speakers in the front? 

  • Thu, Nov 8 2018 2:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    PieterS:
    I suppose the setup you suggest is also best with midfield speakers in the front? 

    If you place yourself up to 2 mtrs from the front speakers, you should used nearfields. Considering you'll spend more hours cutting/premixing in there than screening, I would set it up for cutting/mixing first, screening second.

    So again, put your hot spot 2 mtrs from the L/C/R speakers, place the couch in the back (on a riser or platform), add a drop dow projection screen for screenings, and it would seem like a great dual-purpose setup.

    If you go for speakers like the Genelec 1031's (don't know the 80xx equivalent, sorry) or Dynaudio BM15a's (probably the LYD48s too), those should work fine for screenings in such a room. You might even get away with the smaller ones, but since you'll be sitting further away when screening, you'll probably like the extra power the bigger models provide.

    There's probably folks like him in Belgium, but 'my guy' here is Roel van Gils from www.klinktbeter.nl, and I highly recommend him.

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  • Thu, Nov 8 2018 3:15 PM In reply to

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  • Thu, Nov 8 2018 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    No thanks needed, this is very much fun stuff for me ;)

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  • Tue, Jan 29 2019 3:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    Job ter Burg:
    That said, you may need to be aware of the I/O device you use. My AJA T-TAP sends the 5.1/7.1 out correctly over HDMI, as do the Avid branded boxes as far as I know, but my BlackMagic Mini Monitor does not. It has Center and LFE flipped (as SDI has a different 5.1 channel order than HDMI). Same seemed to apply to any othe BlackMagic Design branded boxes.

     

    Is there a workaround for this problem? Or is getting an AJA T-TAP the best solution?

     

  • Tue, Jan 29 2019 4:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    The T-TAP, or one of the Avid-branded BMD boxes. Or you can use an AJA SDI-toHDMI converter, I know someone who used that to go from BMD to 5.1 HDMI.

    Or possibly you could use a MiniDSP NanoAVR HD. That seems to allow custom channel mapping, according to the manual, on page 20. N.B.: Haven't used this box myself, so buyer beware. This box also gives you elaborate Room EQ options. Also allows you to force a 5.1 output signal (might be handy when you use pre-amps that won't handle a 7.1 PCM source over HDMI, like my Denon A7100's).

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  • Tue, Jan 29 2019 9:30 PM In reply to

    • PieterS
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    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    If you use the T-TAP for audio output, what device do you use for input? 

  • Wed, Jan 30 2019 12:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Surround sound in edit suite

    I have three systems. Main one is a Nitris DX, second system has a T-tap, third uses a Matrox MXO2 Mini. I hardly ever capture anything anymore, but the Nitris DX lets me handle those tasks. 

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