ADR

Automatic Dialogue Replacement. Recording of dialog for a scene after it has been shot, usually to replace location sound that is unusable because of street noise, camera noise, etc. The workprint and sync magnetic film transfer for the scene are spliced into continuous loops and projected in a sound studio so that the actors can recreate the phrasing and feeling they had on the set. New takes are recorded on a separate mag film loop and/or other synchronous tape until an acceptable performance is obtained. Also see virgin loopinglooping, and lip sync.

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