Error Code:

Out of Phase

Definition:

Out of Phase distortion is caused by destructive interference of an audio recording or mix. Out of Phase audio impacts the technical and content quality of an asset. If the intended dialogue is obscured by the phasing effect present in the audio mix, the customer experience is negatively impacted. It is rarely creative intent, and any derivative of this mix will contain audio that is Out of Phase.

Severity Structure:

FYI

The phasing effect occurs while on-screen action indicates it is creatively intended.

Needs Review

The phasing effect occurs for one (1) second or less and there are no on-screen elements to suggest creative intent.

Needs Fix

The phasing has a destructive effect on audio for any amount of time. The dialogue has drop outs or is unintelligible.


Solution:

Review and confirm if it is creative intent; otherwise, re-record or re-adjust audio levels to maintain consistency with the creative intent or apply mix effects to undo the phasing effect.

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