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Old 07-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Which gives the better audio quality, or perhaps I should ask which does EDIUS handle better - AC3 or LPCM? Shooting sometimes in stereo and sometimes in 5.1.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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There is not any good reason to shoot audio in 5.1 by camera microphone.
Generally, LPCM is better by the nature of its uncompressed state.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Andreas. I have a 5.1 mic for concerts, shows, air shows, etc. which attaches to my new Canon, and for special surround sound performances I use it only then. You're correct, generally, stereo makes the best sense.
Thanks for you contribution.
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in order to hear all channels while editing, you need to setup the audio tracks correct and have 6 speakers connected
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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in order to hear all channels while editing, you need to setup the audio tracks correct and have 6 speakers connected
He should have in mind that export order for 5.1 LPCM is different.

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Much obliged guys. However, my original question was not answered. My new Canon camera can record sound in either AC3 or LPCM at 1080i and 1080p. Which is better for quality, ease of editing and then Bluray?

The rest of the info was available on the forum after a search - like the track lineup!

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I do my records always at 25/50p with LPCM stereo audio.
LPCM gives the best quality & editing performance & it will always stay in sync to video.
AC3 is not intended to be a source format due to its lossy compression.
For further audio processing use LPCM.
AC3 is ok in quality for exports to DVD or BluRay only.

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