Originally Posted by lovinthehd
His neighbor mixes sound for Pixar (in PA?) so he must be right.
It is quite common for movie, TV, and commercial effects and elements to be mixed in small garage shops. Sometimes nothing more than a workstation in a spare bedroom. After all, a ProTools setup is basically a MAC and some accessories. And such contract shops are free to use what ever cables they like, they need just a few anyway so the cost isn't really that important.
HOWEVER, when the final production on a big feature or big four TV show comes together for the final color correction and audio mix, it's done in a professional mixing theater where you will not
find these silly power cords and interconnects. Barring of course paid for advertising like one of the cable vendors did at Lucas.
The broadcast, movie, and music industry as a whole does not subscribe to these cable follies.