4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2013 1:38 PM by Greg Popp

    Workflow Export 5.1 Audio to WAV

    nw42 Level 2

      Hi,

       

      I want to improve my audio workflow in Premiere CS6.

       

      My Task:

       

      I have to master feature length movies in premiere and have to export the final 5.1 audio:

       

      1. as 5.1 48KHz 24Bit RF64 multi channel broadcast WAV

       

      2. as set of discrete audio channels L R C Lfe Ls Rs

       

       

      What doesn't works for me:

       

      1. Export multichannel WAV: because the multichannel file would be larger 4GB Premiere just gives an error on export.

       

      2. Send to Audition: because the multichannel file would be larger 4GB Premiere just gives an error on export.

       

      3. Export Quicktime - audio only: this always results in corruped files with random audio peaks. (looks like a memory leak in the export)

       

       

      My Workaround:

       

      1. Export 5.1 audio to AVI - audio only - uncompressed 5.1 48KHz 24Bit

      2. Import the exported AVI into Audition

      4. Resample from 32bit float back to 24bit integer

      3. Save as 48KHz 24Bit RF64 multi channel broadcast WAV

      4. Split channels to mono files

      5. Save all 6 mono channels

       

       

      My question:

       

      Is there a way to export the audio WAV directly from Premiere?

       

       

      thanks

       

      nw42

        • 1. Re: Workflow Export 5.1 Audio to WAV
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          I do not believe that PrPro can Export to Multi-channel (above 2-channel) WAV.

           

          The only two choices that I know of are:

           

          1. Export to DD 5.1 SS AC3 w/ Minnetonka Audio SurCode Encoder plug-in (optional purchase)
          2. Per your workaround, Export as a muli-channel WMA, then break out each channel to a discrete mono file. This is what I do, to later Encode to DTS with the SurCode DTS Encoder (stand-alone, not plug-in)

           

          Maybe others will have other ideas for you.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Workflow Export 5.1 Audio to WAV
            nw42 Level 2

            Hi Bill,

             

            jep SurCode is working fine but it's a highly compressed format and not suitable as intermediate export format for digital cinema or other applications - even the Bluray department asks for DTS HD Master Audio...

             

            Premiere CS6 is an amazing complex beast - able to utilize the CUDA cores of a GPU to speedup the processing - but a "simple" WAV export seems to be a problem ;-)

             

            hoping for a simple way to do simple things - like export a WAV...

             

            nw42

            • 3. Re: Workflow Export 5.1 Audio to WAV
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Glad that SurCode is working, and I agree with your assessment of the quality loss.

               

              Hope that others have some useful ideas for you.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Workflow Export 5.1 Audio to WAV
                Greg Popp Level 1

                Hi Bill,

                 

                Can you help me with how you "break out" the discrete channels from a multi-channel wav file?  Thanks!