Blackbird’s capabilities in producing content for assembly of raw materials has brought with it a high degree of scalability in terms of audio management for a variety of workflows.
Within Blackbird the behaviour of audio when publishing is to either perform a mixdown within the publishing of content or to support a full multichannel split audio output.
The mixdown mode is the default behaviour on publishing and is typically used for many single language pre-mixed content flows such as repurposing a live source stream via editing or clipping. A user can still gain control of source stream selection with full multichannel source, or create advanced edit sequences with audio from a variety of sources as well as enable and disable individual tracks in publishing for flexibility.
The support for full multichannel audio output is typically used in use cases where either multiple mixes or languages exist within source media. This ensures that users can make use of the full capabilities of the Blackbird editor. If a downstream system has the ability to select specific tracks or if a secondary audio processing stage is implemented, this can be performed directly from a mapping where a single audio track in the editor results in a single channel of audio output – up to 16 tracks. Full track shuffling can be assigned within the associated publish configuration to match the required editor tracks to output media.
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Jon Hanford - Group CTO, Deltatre