ADR, or “automatic dialogue replacement,” is the process of replacing location-recorded dialogue for a film or video due to problems that rendered the original recording unusable. It can also be used to add off-camera lines or to change lines, such as for family-friendly versions. This involves an actor recording in a studio while viewing the picture on a video monitor, attempting to re-create his or her performance as closely as possible while maintaining lip sync.
Oregon Sound Recording is set up for proper ADR recording. A smooth ADR session requires organization before the session, the proper video files and scripts, and time to prepare the session with the proper cues and countdowns to avoid keeping the actors waiting.