from 5.1 channels to 2 channels in Vegas

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Mar 16, 2012.

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    Brian Guest

    I'm editing a video that was recorded in 5.1 surround sound. After
    compiling the video in 5.1 channel sound for my own use I also want to
    compile the video in 2 channel sound for someone who does not have a 5.1
    surround sound setup. Can this be done in Sony Vegas Pro?
    Brian, Mar 16, 2012
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    ushere Guest

    yes, but unfortunately i don't remember how ;-(
    ushere, Mar 16, 2012
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    mike Guest

    Look up "downmix" in the help file or the manual.

    mike, Mar 16, 2012
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    ushere Guest

    i KNEW mike would know!!! ;-)
    ushere, Mar 16, 2012
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    mike Guest

    I'm feeling rather generous these days because, even though it's not
    officially spring yet up here, it's been above +20 C. (68F.) all week
    and I'll be cutting my grass before too long.
    I'm in the middle of a bugger of a project right now (wraps up in a
    week!!) and enjoy spending the pleasant evenings outside unwinding.
    Has me worried about how hot summer will get though :(

    Back on topic, If Brian has Vegas Pro, nesting the project (i.e.
    importing the veg file into a new project) will also give you a stereo
    mix as nesting doesn't support 5.1

    mike, Mar 17, 2012
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    Brian Guest

    Thanks Mike.
    I like your easy solution to the problem.
    Brian, Mar 17, 2012
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    ushere Guest

    when were you not generous (never mind feeling it)?

    don't care whether one believes in climate change or not, there's
    certainly something different in the weather patterns we're seeing here,
    and reported from elsewhere on the planet. for us, thankfully, it seems
    to have brought cooler summers and more rain - though our boffins are
    saying don't count your chickens, etc., things are going to get worse, a
    lot worse....

    i'm doing my horses at the moment but have a couple of major projects
    coming up right after (hopefully that is, have to do a serious pitch for
    one of the projects ;-().
    that said, i decided to check out for an animation for
    one of them; wrote des. sort of script and posted. bugger me, 30+
    replies (mostly india / pakistan / eastern europe), all with demo reels
    (some absolutely terrific, others so so), and for an animation that
    would probably cost around $2>3k here the maximum offer was $250!!!!

    not sure how this bodes for the local animators with their overheads,
    but at the end of the day it's the bottom line that matters. then again,
    if one wants to live and work in sydney (one of the most expensive
    places to buy / rent in the world) i suppose you've got to cover your
    costs. hell, since i left and moved rural / outback my overheads (apart
    from petrol) have literally disappeared....

    wow, well it's sunday and the grass is still to wet for the ride on....
    ushere, Mar 18, 2012
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