Recent Posts tagged with Soundfield

Tech Focus: Surround Microphones, Part 2 — A Look at the Latest Products

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. But manufacturers say that the major networks are showing heightened interest lately. Here’s what they have to choose from, including Holophone’s new VR360, the first surround mic specifically intended for the immersive […]  More

Tech Focus, Part 2: Surround-Microphone Products Wrap

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who invest in them and then rent them to network clients for shows, which effectively puts more of these expensive but unique […]  More

Tech Focus, Part 1: Surround Microphones Inch Closer to Primetime

The dedicated surround microphone occupies a unique niche in pro audio in general and sports broadcasting in particular: somewhat exotic, technically sophisticated, relatively expensive, alluringly complex, yet seductively suggesting a simple solution at a time when 5.1 surround or more has become ubiquitous. Still, market penetration, particularly in broadcast, has been relatively slight. The high […]  More

Surround Microphones: Products To Meet Heightened Interest

Even though surround audio has become crucial for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who make the investment in them and then rent to their network clients when they’re hired for shows, which effectively puts more […]  More

More Resources, More Choices for BCS Championship Game Director Derek Mobley

By James Fisher, SVG Correspondent  For ESPN on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, director Derek Mobley usually has 18-21 cameras covering the action. Tonight, when he directs ESPN’s HD production of the Discover BCS National Championship Game from Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, he will have considerably more — plus expanded audio resources usually […]  More

Surround Microphones: Available Choices

Considering how crucial surround audio has become for broadcast sports, the number of specialty surround microphones has remained relatively static in recent years. Some of the market is made up of freelance A1s who make the investment and then rent the equipment to their network clients when they’re hired for shows, which effectively puts more […]  More

Surround Sound: In a Mostly 5.1 World, Mics Are Still Mostly 1.0

Discrete 5.1 surround audio is now the standard for sports on network television. The continued growth of home theater ensures that more viewers will want to listen in 5.1, which is helping drive both matrixed and discrete surround sound into regional-broadcast markets and even into high school markets: for instance, broadcaster COTV in Central Oregon […]  More

The MLB All-Star Game Promises Sound Surprises for All

If you’re not sure what to expect in the way of sound for the MLB All-Star Game tonight on Fox, you’re not alone. Underscoring just how big the league has become, A1 Joe Carpenter says it’s the first All-Star Game in memory for which neither he nor any of his crewmates have ever worked at […]  More

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