By Scott Karlins:
Sennheiser has unveiled its Esfera surround microphone system, providing 5.1 surround sound from just two channels, at IBC2013 in Amsterdam. Although Esfera won’t be available until March 2014, Sennheiser is previewing the technology for the benefit of broadcasters who may want to take advantage of its new system once it becomes available.
Esfera provides 5.1 surround sound from just two channels, using a high-quality stereo microphone designed with Sennheiser’s RF condenser technology, and a 19” rack-mount processing unit that converts the stereo signal into a complete 5.1 signal – anywhere in the production workflow, whether in real time or during post production.
To learn more about Sennheiser visit their site here.
Video shot and edited by Li-Lian Ahlskog, Matt Allard and Scott Karlins.