Dubbing is the process of adding sound to scenes after they have been shot, thereby not utilizing location sound recorded during a shoot. News media largely use location sound for live crosses (e.g., live reporting from the scene of an accident) and live news programming; however, dubbing is used when presenting prerecorded stories. Dubbing is also known as postsynchronization, where synchronized sound is added in the postproduction process of audiovisual production. In the postproduction process, dubbing occurs in a dubbing studio or dubbing stage—which is traditionally comprised of a small- to medium-sized auditorium with soft wall surfaces (e.g., carpet)—which allows for accurate representation of reverberation in this artificial environment. This allows for audio engineers to alter volume levels and reverberation of dialogue, special effects, and ...

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