In at least 8 times out of 10, I'm asked to deliver music to video in 48 kHz - to match with DV, HDV, HDTV or other HD video standards. However, most samples (that I have and use) are recorded and provided in 44,1. This makes me concerned, since I want to prevent the sound from being dithered up and down too much.
At times I’ve been the victim of video compositors who doesn’t seem to think about the differences between 44.1 and 48 and thus just squeezing the sound through any of the video application’s standard – but rather poor – conversion processes. End result: the audio comes out sounding slightly grainy and sometimes also pitched down 1.08% and increasingly out of sync. Regretfully this sometimes reflects back on me, so I tend to want to deliver in a way that will need no conversion or dithering..
My way of dealing with it has been to work in 44,1 in Cubase and then exporting it out to 48. This usually keeps any compositors off my back and I suspect it keeps any heavy dithering down to a minimum.
I curious to what you guys are thinking about when it comes to prevent the sound from being dithered 44,1 > 48, and how you supposed solutions and workarounds look like?
.. and of course, any spur of the moment thoughts are always welcome.