Surround audio pan settings in 6.0c

Nicholas Bedworth wrote on 10/23/2005, 12:16 PM
I'm using Vegas 6.0c to encode 5.1 96/24 audio into Windows Media Audio.

The incoming audio is essentially 6 mono channels, and for the center channel, I'm using the Film pan setting so that none of its information is spread to the left or right channels.

Now, although the slider says 0.0 dB, the number near the center is -6.0 dB. Shouldn't this be 0.0 dB? I'm assuming that the center channel should be at the same level as all the others, not knocked down -6.0 dB.



PumiceT wrote on 11/17/2005, 7:13 AM
I've noticed that, too, but I think it's technically correct. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the center channel will usually be closer to the listener, and its output needs to be a bit lower to match that of the other speakers. Maybe? I just figure -6 is the loudest a center channel can be, and I accept that and move on. :shrug: