Napoli, Italy (November 25, 2009)–Italian TV production company Frame S.P.A. deployed Holophone’s H2-PRO surround mic for Italy’s Soccer Championship and several Champions/Europa League events.
The soccer events were shot in Dolby surround sound as well as high-definition video, and were broadcast on Italian television networks Mediaset, Sky Italy and Rai. Holophone’s H2-PRO was used to build a 5.1 audio set-up to capture ambient sounds from the crowd as well as player interviews for each of the games. The mic was positioned in the center of each stadium at a convenient height in order to capture the sounds of the entire venue.
“The hardest challenge was to capture the sounds of the games as they were in motion, such as the sounds of the players kicking the ball, especially when the stadium was filled with 60,000 screaming fans,” says Stefano Gianolli, head of research, development and engineering of audio and communications at Frame S.P.A. “The realistic discreet output of Holophone’s H2-PRO made it the ideal fit for these broadcasts.”
Holophone’s H2-PRO is situated within the company’s outside broadcast vans, which are equipped with audio and video equipment from manufacturers such as Grass Valley, Evertz, Pesa, Yamaha, and Clear Com. Frame recently adopted a second H2-PRO for another HD OB truck in the company’s fleet