AVID - How to Make a 1080 Surround Sound QuickTime Using Your Interleaved Surround Sound Mix

If your mixer did not give you "One" file that contains 6 channel but instead gave you 6 separate .wav files then use this workflow

AVID - How to Make a 5.1 QuickTime Using 6 separate files Left, Right, Center, Lfe, Ls, Rs

Open your AVID Project

We need to change your project to 1080 resolution

Go to AVID Media Composer>Preferences

Make a New Bin to import your surround sound mix files

Title the bin how you wish

Link to the Surround Interleaved file that you received from the mixer

Go to >Tools>Source Browser>

The file will be a 5.1 Full Mix.wav file

Click on Link

The file will appear in the bin

Right click on that linked file in the bin and choose Modify > Modify Clip...
Choose Set Multichannel Audio from the drop down
Choose 5.1 SMPTE: L R C Lfe Ls Rs

When you load it into the source window the file will have a 5.1

icon on it shown here

Create a new sequence and edit the 5.1 audio into the new timeline and then delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline

delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline

Edit the 5.1 audio file into this new timeline

Next need to make your video file to overwrite the 5.1 audio file

Select your final color corrected timeline in the bin and double click it to load it into the timeline interfacee

Next choose Timeline>Mixdown>Video

Choose the bin in AVID you want to save the file

Choose where the .MXF will be saved (your hard drive)

Resolution DNxHD HQ 

You will end up with a file titled Video Mixdown after the title of your timelin

Load that video mixdown clip into the source browser and edit that on to the newly created 5.1 timeline that contains the 5.1 audio.

Check the Sync of the entire movie before exporting

Remove the 2POP from the timeline at the head and tail.

Export the timeline

Select the Sequence to export that has the video mixdown with the 5.1 audio

Go to >File>Output>Export to File

Click on Options

Choose mov

Video choose HD 1920 x 1080

Frame Rate should be the frame rate of your project most common is 23.98

Color space Rec 709

Choose Keep at LegalRange

Codec Apple ProRes 422

Audio choose 5.1 for surround sound

Click Save

Choose a place to save the file choose

And Choose Save

After the export please watch the file in a surround room to make sure the channels are routed properly.

See this wiki 

How to Test a 5.1 QuickTime Movie in Surround Sound in Moody College