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What's the difference between exporting a project as WAV and exporting as Broadcast WAV? Is some extra data added to the file?


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RemyRAD Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:44

I am not absolutely positive of this but I believe that the time stamping also ensures tighter continuity of data from more robust error correction? Something that perhaps enhances the Reed Solomon error correction found from the beginning days of digital? But I'm not as well-versed in that mathematical menagerie? Digital audio has always had timecode embedded within the data stream. This is a timestamp on every frame of audio because audio in the land of digital is like pictures on television and is handled as frames. Frames are frequently dropped lost and are compensated for by the error correction. So it's some kind of exaggerated embedding of timecode which may also help to improve error correction?

Digital audio is a weird animal
Mx. Remy Ann David

anonymous Thu, 01/03/2013 - 05:58

Most, if not all bonafide ME's will accept either, although it's always best to contact the ME and inquire as to what they prefer; it's a good idea to contact them anyway in regard to the other things they want:
RMS, maximum peak, etc.

Digital audio is a weird animal

It is indeed. Remember when the only thing the ME required was a 2 mix on tape, and test tones at the top? LOL.... whoops... I forgot about the leader, all songs edited and slated with leader tape, 15/30 ips, NR type, etc... LOL


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