Category Archives: University of Salford

Using an iPad as a second PC monitor for subjective tests involving video

After scouring the internet for a way of turning my iPad into a second screen for my laptop I came across two applications which seemed like they could provide exactly what I needed: Air Display Twomon USB  In order to … Continue reading

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Testing Equipment – Break down

The following equipment will be used in the completion of the subjects tests  to compare binaural with conventional stereo: 1 x Windows Laptop This computer will run the test. Using Pro Tools 10, the video will be imported, as will … Continue reading

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Sound localisation and Achieving a sense of distance and depth within a film soundtrack

Using a selection of mixing tools it is possible to forge a sense of distance and depth within a Post-Production sound mix. EQ Positioning of an object emitting sound on screen in relation to the camera needs to be paid attention … Continue reading

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Stereo Panning Method

When it came to panning sound effects created for the Big Buck Bunny soundtrack I felt it was important that the soundfield appear relatively expansive, therefore the full amplitude-panning range was utilised within Pro Tools. Also, because of the rural environments … Continue reading

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Video Clips Chosen for Subjective Testing

In the time since my last post much progress has been made. The stereo mix is finished and the design for the subjective testing phase is well on the way. In this post I will reveal the video clips from … Continue reading

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Which reverb?!

This was a question that for a while completely stumped me whilst mixing my soundtrack for BBB. I had never worked on a film set in the outdoors and with only one previous Post-Production work to my name which was set … Continue reading

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The creation of BBB background ambience part 2

As touched upon in the previous post, the ambience track needed several adjustments to make sure it functioned correctly. The main issues to contend with were: Unwanted noises, including clips and pops Relatively high noise floor Here I will demonstrate … Continue reading

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