Holophone, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones, has brought Dolby Pro Logic II® encoding technology and the portability of the company‘s popular H4 SuperMINI to its larger mic models, the H2-PRO and H3-D, with the introduction of the Holophone N-CODE portable multi-channel encoder. The Holophone N-CODE will be on display at NAB 2008 (Booth N6438, N6435).
Ideal for larger remote productions requiring surround recordings, the Holophone N-CODE takes six channels of audio from the H2-PRO or H3-D and converts them to two channels using Dolby‘s Pro Logic II technology, allowing full 5.1 channel surround sound audio to be captured or transmitted to virtually any stereo recoding device, or broadcast over the existing stereo infrastructure. This gives users the freedom to work within the current technologies available while still being able to enhance their projects with a high quality surround recording. The N-CODE features six XLR/1/4” inputs with mic/line selection. To provide clear signal transmission even over long cable runs, the N-CODE also comes equipped with two XLR outputs which connect the encoder to the recording device or transmission line to a remote broadcast truck. The N-CODE provides 48v of phantom power through six high-quality microphone pre-amps and is battery powered for portable, real-world applications.
“With the addition of the Holophone N-CODE, we are providing users with an all-in-one surround recording toolkit that can be effortlessly added to any production setup,” says Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. “The Holophone N-CODE presents users with the enhanced sonic quality of a surround recording without the necessity for separate multi-channel recording devices. Combined with our new D-CODE multi-channel decoder, our users are able to bring recordings from the field to the studio no matter what Holophone microphone they decide to incorporate.”
Stereo recordings made with the Holophone N-CODE can be easily converted back to brilliant and realistic 5.1 surround sound using the company‘s new Holophone D-CODE multi-channel decoder. A recording device is connected to the D-CODE‘s inputs and it very simply converts the two channels encoded by the N-CODE into six discrete channels of audio decoded which are delivered via 6 RCA outputs or Multi-Channel USB directly to the user‘s computer. These files can then be edited as multi-channel audio and synced with video in any standard editing program such as Apple‘s Final Cut Studio, Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere.
Holophone is committed to developing and commercializing products that use patented 3-D audio technology to bring the physical experience of “really being there” to a new level for all audio and visual productions by professionals and hobbyists. Holophone provides customers and business partners with industry-leading product and service quality. Holophone is firmly dedicated to providing outstanding value, excellence in service, and product performance.
Holophone® surround-sound microphones are patented audio recording devices designed specifically to address the challenges audio professionals face in capturing, recording and broadcasting multichannel surround sound. Developed by Rising Sun Productions in Toronto, Canada, Holophone systems effortlessly capture discrete signals that are ultra-realistic and provide the most accurate spatiality, audio imaging, and directionality of any recording device. Entirely compatible with all audio mixing, encoding, and playback systems, Holophone also enhances mono and stereo mixes. Holophone systems provide the perfect front end for all professional and consumer audio applications including HDTV broadcasting, standard broadcasting of live sporting and music events, feature film location recording, and studio recording for music, films, and worship applications. Holophone surround sound technology has been used for numerous national and international broadcasts, including the Grammy Awards and NFL Super Bowl. As a scalable system, Holophone technology is also available for license to the consumer electronics industry.