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Holophone PortaMic 5.1 Captures Surround Sound On Location

Holophone PortaMic 5.1 Captures Surround Sound On Location

Holophone PortaMic 5.1 (Images courtesy Rising Sun Productions Ltd.)
By Andrew Liszewski

Why wait till you’re back in the studio or post-production facility to create a 5.1 surround sound mix for your video when the Holophone lets you capture surround sound right on set! Now if you’re shooting in a studio environment such a contraption is kind of pointless given all the action and sound happens right in front of the camera, but at something like a concert this would be a pretty great way to capture the crowd’s reaction as well as what’s happening on stage.

The PortaMic 5.1 is powered by a single 9V battery which is good for about 3 hours use, and thanks to onboard hardware the audio is encoded on the fly to Dolby Pro Logic II, though it can be decoded back to 5.1 later in post-production for proper re-mixing. But with a price tag of around $600 it seems like an accessory for professional videographers or amateurs with deep pockets.

[ Holophone PortaMic 5.1 ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]







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  • Jessicat

    I wish my pockets where that deep. Imagine how awesome the videos would be. With a great speaker system at home.

  • Jessicat

    I wish my pockets where that deep. Imagine how awesome the videos would be. With a great speaker system at home.