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spicyapple
Oct 4, 2006, 09:37 AM
Sanken Introduces WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone (http://www.ibcnews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=70567)
Five-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body.

http://images.digitalmedianet.com/2006/Week_40/6h9kprht/story/sanken_wms-5_300.jpg
Sanken is introducing at AES 2006 in San Francisco, the WMS-5, world’s first 5-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body. As the newest model in a comprehensive line of the highest quality microphones for audio recording, HDTV broadcast and film, the breakthrough Sanken WMS-5 utilizes extensive M-S stereo research conducted in conjunction with Japan’s NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories. The new WMS-5 is the ideal microphone for on location multichannel audio recording.

What digital video camera supports this? Most support 2-channel recording, and 4-channel (like the Canon XL1s, at 12-bit).



Superlat
Oct 10, 2006, 06:09 PM
You seem like a sound engineer. I assume that this microphone would go
to a multitrack HD recorder like the HHb whatever it is, or the Marantz or the Sony. Otherwise, you could ship it into a A?D converter to a laptop, and then synch it with the video via SMPTE or whatever the standard is now.
Thanks for the mic tip. Looks amusing. You have a G4 laptop and seem to
do multimedia. Is it fast enough to edit video on, or a bit tedious?

Martin
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knowledg333
Nov 27, 2006, 01:23 PM
I want one :)

SRSound
Nov 27, 2006, 08:49 PM
The idea is good... if there was a compatible camera with 5 inputs. But a mic like this is only useful with a separate digital audio recorder [meaning extra hardware] at which point why not just go for a real 5 channel setup like a double M/S from Schoeps? You know, something with real separation...