Error Code:

Volume Flutter

Definition:

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. 

Severity Structure:

FYI

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. 

Needs Review

The volume flutter occurs on effects or music that are already very low in the mix.

Needs Fix

The audio volume fluctuates rapidly in the middle of a scene interrupting on-screen action or dialogue that is intended to be heard.


Solution:

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. 

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