Ideal for larger remote productions requiring surround recordings, the Holophone N-CODE takes six channels of audio from the H2-PRO or H3-D and converts them to two channels using Dolby’s Pro Logic II technology, allowing full 5.1 channel surround sound audio to be captured or transmitted to virtually any stereo recoding device, or broadcast over the existing stereo infrastructure. This gives users the freedom to work within the current technologies available while still being able to enhance their projects with a high quality surround recording. The N-CODE features six XLR/1/4” inputs with mic/line selection. To provide clear signal transmission even over long cable runs, the N-CODE also comes equipped with two XLR outputs which connect the encoder to the recording device or transmission line to a remote broadcast truck. The N-CODE provides 48v of phantom power through six high-quality microphone pre-amps and is battery powered for portable, real-world applications.
“With the addition of the Holophone N-CODE, we are providing users with an all-in-one surround recording toolkit that can be effortlessly added to any production setup,” says Jonathan Godfrey, CEO of Holophone. “The Holophone N-CODE presents users with the enhanced sonic quality of a surround recording without the necessity for separate multi-channel recording devices. Combined with our new D-CODE multi-channel decoder, our users are able to bring recordings from the field to the studio no matter what Holophone microphone they decide to incorporate.”
Stereo recordings made with the Holophone N-CODE can be easily converted back to brilliant and realistic 5.1 surround sound using the company’s new Holophone D-CODE multi-channel decoder. A recording device is connected to the D-CODE’s inputs and it very simply converts the two channels encoded by the N-CODE into six discrete channels of audio decoded which are delivered via 6 RCA outputs or Multi-Channel USB directly to the user’s computer. These files can then be edited as multi-channel audio and
synced with video in any standard editing program such as Apple’s Final Cut Studio, Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere.