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Production Effects

From Chace Audio

Production Effects (PFX) are practical sound effects that occur on-set when recording production audio. They are the noises made, for example, when actors set down a bottle on a counter, open or close a door, or slap someone in the face.

Because these sounds are recorded on-set, production effects will be tied to the resulting dialogue stem unless they are purposely edited out and placed on the effects stem.

Production effects can, and often are, used in the final mix. Sometimes additional Foley is recorded to "sweeten" the quality of the PFX. For example, an on-set slap between actors can sound rather soft, but in post production, editors can add an exaggerated SNAP to the PFX if they want to hear more aggression in the scene.

Production effects are often moved to the music and effects (M&E) track whenever they occur free of dialogue. This way the M&E, which is used for all foreign dubbing, won't be missing any essential effects in their final mix. If however, PFX occur at the same time as dialogue, Foley or library effects will have to be used to replace those effects when fully filling the M&E track for foreign dubbing, since the sound of the original effects can not be separated from dialogue.

Finally, when conforming audio to picture, production effects can be very useful to verify synch between picture and sound, as they were recorded on set in perfect time with dialogue.