movielocke wrote: ↑
Thu May 30, 2019 1:21 pm
The TLC that might uncover a pitch shift is unlikely to occur.
I wouldn’t blame the QC people, I wouldn’t discover the difference myself, and I’ve done QC for TV many years ago.
The blame would derive where in the chain of custody the error was introduced.
I suspect pitch-shift issues are more commonly encountered on my side of the Atlantic, not least because when QCing dual-format releases I'm usually dealing with 0.7 semitones difference between the BD and PAL DVD, and if you turn to one immediately after the other it's pretty noticeable. And of course when checking a new BD against an old PAL DVD, the chances are that there'll be a pitch difference there too. (Ironically, it's when there isn't
a pitch difference between the BD and PAL DVD that alarm bells should start ringing!)
But this will be much less commonly encountered by a US label, where pitches tend to remain the same regardless of medium, so I can see why they might be less inclined to specifically check such things.
(I'm racking my brains trying to think of a situation where I personally flagged up a pitch-shift problem, and the only one that springs to mind is Eureka's Kes
, where the alternative mildly ADR-ed soundtrack was initially pitched differently from the main one. But any competent QC inspector should have spotted that, since all the necessary evidence was on the disc itself.)