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Users of Holophone®‘s H4 SuperMINI, the world‘s first camera mountable surround microphone, will now have additional connection options with the company‘s new H4 Multi-Cable, which made its debut at NAB 2008.

The H4 Multi-Cable helps to reduce the height of the H4 SuperMINI microphone, dropping it a full 6 inches for a lower on-camera profile. It also allows the H4 SuperMINI‘s encoder, preamp and monitor module to be mounted in a variety of locations. With the H4 Multi-Cable, the H4 SuperMINI‘s microphone head connects directly to the camera through a cold shoe connector and the microphone‘s encoder is attached to the side of the camera or worn as a belt pack. The H4 Multi-Cable is available with a three-foot (90cm) or five-foot (1.5m) cable which connects the multi-channel microphone head to the encoder, maintaining the user‘s mobility.

“For field productions which involve extended equipment use, comfort and versatility become as important as function,” says Holophone CEO Jonathan Godfrey. “In response to our users‘ input we have increased the H4 SuperMINI‘s connectivity options so each user can select a setup which is comfortable for them. With all connections, users will have access to the superior sonic quality that the H4 SuperMINI surround microphone provides.”

Operators using the H4 Multi-Cable will have full use of the H4 SuperMINI‘s extensive feature list which includes virtual surround headphone monitoring, six channel discrete output, external center microphone input and Dolby ProLogic II® encoder which outputs 5.1 surround sound to any two channel recording device using Dolby Laboratories‘ Dolby® Pro Logic II® encoding technology. This allows audio captured by the H4 SuperMINI to be recorded to any standard broadcast camera. The recordings can then be decoded using a Dolby Pro Logic II or Pro Logic-compatible decoder.