Question-- Audio quality on film productions vs Videotape productions

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ArchiveTvfan43
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Question-- Audio quality on film productions vs Videotape productions

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Just a quick enquiry, what I have noticed with most (not all) 60/ 70s programmes is that the sound quality on a production made on videotape that the studio audio quality is much better and clearer sounding than something shot on a studio on film, like in the avengers. The sound of the dialogue sounds more "compressed" and low quality compared to something like doctor who with a studio scene shot on videotape, is there a reason for this? Just something I noticed. Do magnetic soundtracks exist for the 60s film series of the avengers?

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Anyone have more information?

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In theory magnetic tape would have a better frequency response and signal to noise ratio to optical film sound which would account for some difference. On the other hand I can tell the difference between location video sound and location film sound on film telerecordings so there must be more to it than that, possibly the number of duplication stages between the original recording in studio or location and the finished product.

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