Reply To: Mastered levels for movies , video games and other dynamic material

August 6, 2023 at 7:50 am #5925
Bob Katz

    Dear Hasan: I measured normal integrated. It’s been a long time since I measured. Keeping in mind that the Blu Ray has a slightly more compressed and/or peak limited sound track than the original theatrical sound levels. If I recall, I deduced that the difference between the Blu Ray levels and the original Theatrical levels are about 5 dB and if I recall, the -27 LUFS I stated was my guess at the actual theatrical level. I would have to re-measure the Blu-Ray to be sure, it’s been a long time. But it makes some sense, if your measurement is -19, and you take it down 5, it’s in the ballpark of my estimate of the actual theatrical loudness of the production.