HOLOPHONE PORTAMIC 5.1
June 2008—Holphone’s (www.holophone.com) PortaMic 5.1 features a 2.5” x 1.5” mic head with six separate mic elements mounted on a 1” high encoder that outputs 2 channels of audio utilizing Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby® Pro Logic II® encoding technology. The low-profile unit allows audio to be recorded to any broadcast camera or stereo recording device. Price: $599.
HOLOPHONE H4 SUPERMINI
October 2006—The breakthrough H4 SuperMINI delivers expansive 5.1-channel audio field capture in a supercompact package. The world’s only surround microphone mountable on a professional-quality video camera.
October 2006—The H3-D delivers 5.1 discrete channels of crystal-clear sound—ideal for pro audio, project studios, live music, educational and faith-based surround sound recordings.
October 2005—The H2-PRO surround sound mic is the only patented device specifically designed for capturing discrete 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channels of surround sound for all professional audio applications. All surround sound recordings from the H2-PRO are discrete and in real time, thus easy to bring into any broadcast or studio environment to manipulate, mix and/or encode into any/all of the standard consumer playback formats—Dolby, DTS and Circle Surround.
September 2005—Now in pre-production—deliveries begin later this year—is the Holophone Mini from Holophone. Housed in a smaller, less-expensive package than the original, the Mini is a 5.1 mic (six discrete outputs) designed to mount directly on a camcorder. A Pocket PME unit encodes the discrete 5.1 audio streams from the mic in real time into SRS Labs’ Circle Surround (Dolby Pro Logic and Pro Logic II–compatible) format and outputs a matrix-encoded, 2-channel stereo signal that can be recorded via standard L/R stereo input jacks on any camera. The Mini/PME pair is slated to be priced around $2,500.
HOLOPHONE H2-PRO UPGRADE
September 2004—The Holophone H2-PRO multichannel surround microphone is now equipped with DPA 4060 omnidirectional mic capsules. Housed in a tough 7.5×5.7-inch, egg-shaped body, the mic has inset condenser capsules (5.1, plus top and center rear) to capture discrete sources in 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1. The feeds terminate in standard XLRs for connection to your mixer, preamps or recorder.
June 2004—Holophone showed the H2-PRO at NAB, its next-generation
multichannel surround microphone. Housed in a tough 7.5×5.7-inch,
egg-shaped body, the mic has inset condenser capsules (5.1, plus top
and center rear) to capture discrete 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 sounds. The feeds
terminate in standard XLRs for connection to your mixer, preamps or