Volume Flutter refers to a rapid oscillation of volume in the dialogue, music or effects. Volume Flutter impacts the technical quality of an asset. It can cause plot-pertinent dialogue to be lost, negatively impacting the customer experience. Volume flutter could possibly be creative intent. Any derivative of the mix will also contain the volume flutter.
|The volume fluctuates due to changes in distance of the on-screen action. There are contextual clues within the scene that indicate the flutter is part of the intended mix elements.|
|The volume flutter occurs on effects or music that are already very low in the mix.|
|The audio volume fluctuates rapidly in the middle of a scene interrupting on-screen action or dialogue that is intended to be heard.|
Review and confirm if it is creative intent; otherwise, adjust the volume automation in the mix or replace the audio with a version that has a consistent and smooth level.