Holophone’s H2-PRO profiled at Montreal Science Museum
months of renovation, the Montr al Science Centre will be re-opening with new,
unique exhibits. Holophone is right at the center of the museum’s Technology
Showcase with its H2-PRO surround microphone.
by Alcan, a global materials company, the idea behind the Technology Showcase is
to explain the invention process along with how current innovations are shaping
the way we live.
The H2-PRO is one of 23
innovations included in the exhibit which span a variety of functions from
digitization, to shape memory, to sound recording.
All inventions selected for the showcase were
created by Canadians and were introduced within the last three years.
surround microphone was chosen for the exhibit because of its influence on the
way professional broadcast and film pros in
Canada and across the globe record
surround sound. With one H2-PRO microphone set up in a single location, audio
professionals can record an accurate surround mix which mirror’s the typical
home theater setup found in viewer’s living rooms. Prior to the introduction of
the H2-PRO, the same project would have required multiple microphones set up in
various locations. Using eight microphones encased in an elliptical enclosure
which mimics the acoustics found in the human head, the mic provides listeners
with the feeling of really being there when recording anything from live
sporting events, to concerts, to sound effects for a feature film.
amazing to see how a simple idea grew into a tangible technology that is now helping
an industry do its job better,” says Holophone President and Founder Michael
Godfrey. “Holophone is honored by this recognition and we hope that our story
can help inspire future Canadian innovators.”
Showcase is part of the centre’s permanent display which is free to the public.