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No I have never used Vegas. On other NLE's (like Premiere) that problem typically wouldn't rear it's ugly head until the project starting getting complex with a lot of cuts.
 

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A final question on the audio side of things. You recommend converting to wave - but, is this only for files not already accepted by the NLE? To cut to the chase, is there any reason to not drag my 5.1 ac3 audio into my NLE and work with that - rather than converting it to wavs as I would an audio that my NLE does not accept?
 

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If you are using Vegas, ac3 is not compatible. Your best options are to create individual waves files and then map them to their correct surround locations or create a high quality aac 5.1 file (you can do this and have it automatically muxed using avidemux). aac is not lossless, so you have to choose convenience or lossless for audio.
 

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I'm using premiere, which is allowing me to add ac3 audio directly in to be edited. However, is this advised, or is it instead recommended to transcode the ac3 into waves files, anyway? Thanks for your help :)
 

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in general it’s better to work with uncompressed audio formats if applying effects. But using the DD in Premiere should work ok too if that’s what you want to do. If the disc also has DTS or DTS-MA then that is preferable to convert to WAV since it is higher quality than DD.
 

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It's only got DD, but I think I'll transcode to wave, anyway. Thank you
 

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With the program Hybrid, is there any reason not to use film scan 3+, rather than film scan 2?
Also, thank you so much for this guide - it has helped me greatly - as you can tell. Are there any other guides as comprehensive as this one?
 
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Going above film scan 2 might be considered overkill where the drawback (extremely high filesize) outweighs the reward (negligible increase in perceived quality).
 
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