Toronto, Canada (January 31, 2005)–Holophone, a division of Rising Sun Productions, Ltd., has announced that two of the new Holophone H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphones have been selected to capture live 5.1 audio from the field for Fox Television’s HDTV broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX, including all entertainment (pre-game, anthem, halftime and post-game shows), in 5.1 Dolby Digital.
AudioTek Corporation from Burbank, CA is handling on-field audio broadcast production for Super Bowl XXXIX and will utilize two H2-PRO microphones to assist in capturing audio sources on the field, feeding them back to the audio production truck for mixing and live broadcast in 5.1 to accompany Fox’s HDTV feed. The audio sources will also be combined into a stereo pool feed for the international broadcast world, which may include as many as 20 nations.
One Holophone H2-PRO will be mounted on a pole and positioned on one sideline to capture the sounds of the on-field action during the game. The second H2-PRO will provide television viewers with a realistic sense of being in the audience for the historic half-time performance by former Beatle Paul McCartney. It will be positioned in the center and above the heads of the stage audience in front of and facing the stage.
“Andrew Waterman, audio supervisor and mixer at ATK, has come up with an innovative way to capture the entertainment ambiance at a broadcast football game,” stated Gary Baldassari, technical advisor at DPA Microphones, who is assisting the production team. “He has eliminated a dangerous variable that has plagued many of us over the years. At the same time, the feeling that you are there will be intense.”
Rising Sun Productions, Ltd.