What Is E-Mixing?

Over the last couple of years e-mixing has become more and more popular within the film and TV industry. With faster upload/download times being offered by ISP’s and file and media hosts offering blazingly fast services allowing huge file transfers, it has never been easier (or cheaper) to exchange data across the web.

 

E-mixing, also known as "remote" mixing has become accepted by many post production professionals as a way to cut costs, increase productivity and simplify work flow while maintaining the same high quality audio mix they expect for their productions. If you are involved in producing reality, documentary or scripted programming you could really benefit from e-mixing.

 

Whether you live, work or are editing your production in another city, state or even another country, the process is simple and seamless. 

How It Works

  • Step 1) The first thing I’ll need from you are the network specs. This tells me how to set up my session. Things like audio configurations for the stereo or 5.1 mix and stems along with technical info that I will need to set mix levels.
  • Step 2) Once your show has been approved and locked you will need to output an OMF so that the audio can be imported into ProTools for mixing. Please visit our Tech Help pages or contact me if you need any specific details on this. Next you will need to output a Quicktime video which also contains your rough audio mix and has a timecode window burn.
  • Step 3) When you have completed your outputs, upload them onto a file hosting website such as Hightail or WeTransfer. Once uploaded, an email containing the download link is sent to me. You should also email me any notes you may have regarding the mix. After the files are downloaded, usually in about 30 to 40 minutes, I'm all set and ready to go.
  • Step 4) After I complete my mix I will send you back a reference quicktime via Hightail with the mixed audio for you to review. Email me back a list of your notes on the mix with each note listed by timecode number.
  • Step 5) If you have been doing any additional work on the video during the time I’ve been mixing then you will need to send me a new quicktime of the AIR MASTER so I can make any adjustments necessary to fix possible sync errors.
  • Step 6) The final step is for me to output the stereo or 5.1 mix along with all the required stems, usually M&E, dialog, sfx and music. Once that is done I will upload a folder containing all the files and you’ll then receive an email with a download link.
  • Step 7) When you have downloaded the files simply import them into your sequence using the timecode start time noted in the email. All the tracks are set at 0dB and will play back at unity. Now your ready to do your final lay off.

E-mixing takes full advantage of modern file sharing technology. Call or email today to get a bid on your production.

Contact

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Red Broad

BritMix Audio Post

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Suite 214
Playa Vista, CA 90094

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