NAB 2009 Show Report

Apr 28, 2009 11:50 AM, By the Mix Editors

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Mics, Mics, Mics
AKG brought new life to the classic C 747 and C 3000 microphones. The updated C 747 V11 brings a new form of premium microphone quality to conference applications and maintains its predecessor’s operational excellence. The new C 3000 maintains the popular characteristics of the original but sports a new sleek finish.

Sennheiser introduced the 2000 Series, a professional, entry-level wireless microphone system. The 2000 Series includes handheld and bodypack transmitters with single or twin receivers. For monitoring, users can combine the diversity receivers of the series with single or twin monitor transmitters.

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Audio-Technica BP896 subminiature omnidirectional condenser

Audio-Technica’s smallest lavalier mic offering to date, the BP896 subminiature omnidirectional condenser, has a capsule measuring a mere 2.5mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. The microphone includes a complete accessory kit.

For live recording, DPA showed the 4099 mini cardioid mic. It attaches gently to the instrument, offers superior gain-before-feedback and is wireless compatible and can also be used as a standard 48-volt phantom powered microphone via the included XLR connector.

Hosa is distributing the Da-Cappo line of shotgun mics from Australia. The soon-to-be-released inaugural product, the Location Pack, bundles three shotgun mics, a mini for camera top (360 mm), a medium (443 mm) and large size (563 mm) for boom use all in a handy travel case with power supply.

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Sound Devices CL-2 Boom Pole Remote Fader

The CL-2 Boom Pole Remote Fader from Sound Devices offers another measure of control over the popular 788T multitrack field recorder. Connecting to the 788T’s proprietary C.Link port (Control Link), the CL-2 offers a single, 30mm fader that can be programmed to control any input or track on the 788T. Two user-programmable switches on the remote control unit can operate several critical functions on the 788T, including remote record activation.

Studio Essentials
Dolby bowed Dolby Pulse, the newest solution for online, mobile and broadcast markets. This lets broadcasters deliver stereo and 5.1-channel audio at the lowest bandwidth rates, while maintaining high audio quality. As it includes Dolby metadata, Dolby Pulse is also the one HE AAC solution that eliminates the need for a stereo simulcast within a 5.1 broadcast, further reducing bandwidth.

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Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 9

Sony Creative Software showed Vegas Pro 9 software, the latest version of its nonlinear HD video and audio editing application. Vegas Pro 9 features a new customizable interface for optimized viewing and enhanced usability, as well as significant improvements for professional video editors, including direct browsing and import of Sony XDCAM EX footage, native file support for the Red One camera, compress to MXF file format during capture from SD/HD-SDI sources, a scalable 4K workflow, and powerful new effects and editing enhancements.

SurCode for DTS-HD, from Minnetonka Audio Software, comprises an encoder and decoder plug-in pair: SurCode™ Encoder for DTS-HD™ for Compressor and SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD for QuickTime.







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