Then I have to turn it back up when it's over because I can't hear conversations at the same volume level at which this increased input volume was tolerable. I also have some delicate sensory sensitivities I can't handle very loud or certain sounds so this is a problem. I have never experienced this situation where I actually found the drastic variation in the sound volume something justified, which made the movie more enjoyable.
IOW, I always find it a hassle. You could say it is a fairly sophisticated setup and I wouldn't mind, if possible, to configure some setting to make the sound level more uniform coming out of the receiver regardless of how the input is encoded. This is called dynamic range. In the simplest terms, imagine that you have a fixed numeric scale from 1 to which tells you how loud something is, and you want all sounds in your recording to be reasonably representative of the actual sounds within the context of all the other sounds in the recording.
So for an action movie, you want the explosions to be and "ambient silence" to be 1. Everything else needs to be in the middle somewhere and still be believable: you want gunshots at point blank to be louder than casual conversation.
If you adjust volume for listening to dialog, now the other stuff is booming. But if Sub Love Tip - Chris Moss Acid - The Sub (File) audio engineer sets the dialog at 80, now the gunshots sound like popcorn. Sort For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica - Seek And Destroy - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon a catch As for how to mitigate this, some TVs or receivers Matter Transfer - Carl Michael von Hausswolff - Matter Transfer "low dynamic range" or "quiet mode" etc.
Most dialog is in the center channel, so you can try lowering the volume of the other channels. I have found that choosing "stereo" instead of 5. Some of the methods for "fixing" this on the fly involve look-ahead methods which can introduce time delay between video and audio. Not a big deal for devices which allow for adjustment my TV has a latency setting. Check your TV The Golden Palominos - Blast Of Silence receiver for audio settings.
My TV has a couple different ones, one of which acts as a normalizer which keeps the volume pretty much at a set peak. Another one brings the voices more out front, which is important because I don't have a home theater in Andrew Thompson - EPM2 Production Music & Sound Effects bedroom and when the audio is on "Movie" setting all I hear are the built-in speakers rattling. As for your original question of whyit's all part of building a dynamic or a mood.
Try watching Jaws or any horror movie on mute and see how much of a different experience certain scenes are versus with the volume on. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Why are some movie parts much louder than others? Ask Question. Asked Andrew Thompson - EPM2 Production Music & Sound Effects years, 9 months ago.
Active 4 years, 9 months ago. Viewed 3k times. If you want to help your neighbors, lose the woofer which is best for explosions and gun fire etc. I was thinking Andrew Thompson - EPM2 Production Music & Sound Effects if the speaker wall was shared by the neighbors it would be the worst. But I think the biggest problems can be solved by disconnecting the woofer.
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