No, just like myself, you won't have a definitive answer. Nonetheless, please provide your theories as to my inquiry.
Since this is primarily audio related, yes, the video is compressed.
In the included video's 5.1, the scene begins with a ticking in the Center channel. However, the Fronts don't join in on the ticking until where the pointer is located in the attached screenshot. Now, I would think that it might be an attempt to pan the audio accordingly. What doesn't make sense is that if that was the mixer's intent, why didn't the Front's ticking start from the beginning of the clip, as with the Center channel? ... not only that, but I can't actually determine much (if any) of a difference between the FL/FR's ticking.
Like I said, only the mixer can be sure, but I'd appreciate your ideas on a possible answer.
P.S. - Is it just me, or is there a bizarre amount of noise/hiss for the first several seconds of the clip?
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a. some times the guys who author the audio streams add such small 'ticks' as some sort of signature to identify the audio streams as mastered by them,...
b. sometimes small ticks are just decoder bugs
c. small noise due to cable/microphone which nobody cared to remove since they are not really audible
(btw. your video stream should be flagged as telecine and not progressive)
I'm not criticizing, I'm just stating a fact. Without a doubt takearushfan, you are the most obsessive person I've ever seen about movie audio.
The ticks are a clock ticking. The mixer just wanted a narrow field at the start (center channel only), then opened it up later (left and right channels). Or maybe they were just different mixing sessions and things were done differently.
Last edited by jagabo; 8th Jan 2013 at 08:37.
Agreed, I'm obsessive about movie audio but don't know why.
Yeah, the only thing I can think of is just what you mentioned; basically an artistic decision. I'm not sure I follow your last thought though, about mixing sessions. Can you elaborate a bit on that?
I'll give you that. My thinking was that it was an audio question so a short interlaced clip wouldn't be too bad.