SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Attendees of MacWorld 2008 will be able to experience firsthand the ease of use and superior sonic quality of Holophone®‘s (booth# S-2402) H4 SuperMINI, the world‘s first camera-mountable surround microphone, as they create their own 5.1 recordings using the mic along with a variety of HD and SD cameras.
The H4 SuperMINI offers an easy way to incorporate surround into a multi-channel, Mac-based production workflow by allowing users to record an accurate surround mix from a single point source. The SuperMINI comes equipped with Dolby Laboratories‘ Dolby® Pro Logic II® encoding technology, which allows audio from the H4‘s six mic elements to be encoded from multi-channel to stereo so it can be recorded directly to any broadcast camera or a separate stereo recording device such as an M-Audio stereo recorder–or even an Apple iPod (when used with the proper adapter).
“The H4 SuperMINI makes a great front end for any Mac-based production setup,” says Holophone CEO Jonathan Godfrey. “In addition to its minimal learning curve, the H4‘s recordings can be simply decoded by Final Cut Studio 2 as well as other programs with a Pro Logic II or Pro Logic II-compatible decoder, providing a seamless transition from the field or the studio to the editing suite.”
In addition to the encoder, the H4 SuperMINI features an integrated multichannel pre-amplifier and monitor. Offering users added flexibility, the mic also comes equipped with an audio zoom button, which increases the forward bias of the pick-up pattern and an auxiliary center channel microphone input (XLR) for attaching an external shotgun or wireless lavalier microphone. For monitoring in the field, the H4 SuperMINI has virtual surround headphone output with gain control and an intuitive tri-colored LED Holophone monitor that indicates sound level and direction.
For more information, visit the Holophone website, www.holophone.com.