We move on to looking at developments in noise cancelling technology and the role it can play in achieving clarity and comfort within headsets for intercom use.
Core to any successful television production is the effective application of clear and precise communications. Camera operators, sound assistants, playout, slow-mo operators, and floor managers all need to hear direction from the production teams. Without comms, the production would soon degenerate into a chaotic cacophony of incoherent images and sounds.
This is the second instalment of our extended article exploring the use of the 5GHz spectrum for Comms.
As broadcasters strive for more and more unique content, live events are growing in popularity. Consequently, productions are increasing in complexity resulting in an ever-expanding number of production staff all needing access to high quality communications. Wireless intercom systems are essential and provide the flexibility needed to host today’s highly coordinated events. But this ever-increasing demand is placing unprecedented pressure on the existing lower frequency solutions.
Development of new technology and moving to the newly available 5GHz spectrum continue to expand the creative and technical possibilities for audio across live performance and broadcast productions.
The year 2019 has been very good for professional audio. Technology is improving at a rapid rate, while costs continue to fall. With free distribution technology available throughout the world, more producers than ever are experimenting with new kinds of programming.
With the rise of mobile audio production, headphones — with their extreme portability — have become the preferred listening method in the field. With this sharp rise in headphone use, a question comes up frequently. Is a dedicated headphone amplifier necessary for high quality sound monitoring?