Sometimes you need to make the DCP from a video file that has separate audio mono tracks.
A DCP 5.1 mix is often delivered as 6 mono tracks in 24-bit 48 kHz wav format.
To convert them to a 5.1 timeline track that can be used in a DCP, you link 6 mono tracks as 5.1 in Fairlight. This tutorial shows how you do this.
You can also make a DCP in Resolve from a video file with QuickTime/interleaved 5.1 audio. Read more in this post.
Add the 6 mono track to the timeline
Go to the Edit module
Make 6 mono audio tracks
Right-click on the first audio track
Change Track Type To – Mono
Add Track – Mono
Import the tracks to the media pool
Drag the tracks to the media pool
Add the tracks
Drag the 6 mono audio files in the correct order to the tracks
Link the tracks as 5.1 in Fairlight
Switch to Fairlight
Make a 5.1 bus
Choose Fairlight in the menu
Format = 5.1
Link the tracks
Fairlight in the menu – Link Group
Click on all the tracks
Link as = 5.1
Check the tracks
Go back to the Edit module and check that the tracks are correct.
They are now labeled:
Make the DCP
Choose DCP – Kakadu
Output Track 1 = Timeline Track
Track number = 1 5.1