Something I think I have overlooked in my project workflow is making sure I'm preserving the Dolby 5.1 audio as originally recorded by the camera (SONY Handycam HDR-SR11 60Gb HDD for 1080 60i NTSC 1920x1080 recording including Dolby 5.1 surround-sound audio).
This was preserved during the downconversion to MPEG-2, but I'm wondering if when I imported this MPEG-2to VirtualDub
for the video conversion to AVI, that I should have done something different then merely save the audio conversion as WAV. I have not had the opportunity to listen to the DVD authored product output yet, as I'm still thinking through the authoring software options out there (see my other post today).
I know VirtualDub
couldn't convert the audio off the MPEG-2 until I installed the AC3 Filter codec. Was the Dolby 5.1 audio passed along properly to the WAV (multi-channel PCM)? Now, having accomplished the export from Adobe Premiere 6.5 using the MainConcept
1.3 MPEG Encoder, would this have properly re-encoded the surround-sound audio, or should I have done something else along the way?