Five-Channel Surround Microphone

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by spicyapple, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. spicyapple
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    macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    Sanken Introduces WMS-5 Five-Channel Surround Microphone
    Five-channel Surround microphone self-contained in one mic body.

    What digital video camera supports this? Most support 2-channel recording, and 4-channel (like the Canon XL1s, at 12-bit).
  2. Superlat
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    Feb 17, 2006
    Cool mic

    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?

  3. knowledg333
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    Oct 30, 2006
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
  4. SRSound
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    Jun 7, 2005
    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...

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