Somewhere in between YouTube and 35mm theatrical film projection exists the new crossover known as digital projection/distribution. The high cost of producing 35mm film prints has been slashed by the wide acceptance and utilization of DCP hard drives and thumb drives for mainstream theatrical distribution, festival submission, large venue screenings, and transcoding down to DVD and smaller digital outlets.
Surround Sound for Cinema can be quite confusing, considering all of the audio release formats currently in use; not to mention all of the formats used in the recent past. I had set out researching all of this information, with the intention of organizing it all into one concise and easy to understand article -- but I discovered that an anonymous scholar and former projectionist had already done it better than I could!
Sometimes you just really have to wonder what the heck those minds at Avid were thinking? I have recently tried upgrading to Media Composer 6 and learned that it is incompatible with any current or previous installations of Pinnacle Liquid, Pinnacle Studio, or Avid Studio. But there is an easy solution.
Avid Media Composer 5 is known for its advanced capabilities...and its many complexities. Here is a guide for setting your Avid MC5 (Windows version) up to import P2 video footage.