By Łukasz Januszkiewicz
Step One - Preparations
Step two - On The Stage
The main ZM-1 microphone was positioned approximately 20 cm below the camera.
Backup ZM-1’s were positioned on the right and on the left side of the main ZM-1 (distance of 4-5 meters). There was also one mic just right in front of the choir.
Step Three – Recording
… and hiding behind the curtain :-)
Step Four - Video And Audio Post-processing
Captured video was stitched and processed with Kodak PIXPRO SP360 software. The recorded audio was manually synchronized with the processed video. Then we used our software to convert ZM-1 recorded tracks into 1st, 2nd and even 3rd order HOA (Higher Order Ambisonics) signals. Finally, we merged the video and the 1st order Ambisonics audio track into one MP4 file and uploaded it to YouTube 360 service*.
*At this moment YouTube 360 supports only 1st order Ambisonics audio.
The Final Effect
We have recorded a great performance of orchestra and choir with a newest microphone array technology. Final effect is astonishing! Our 360 movie gives you a chance to participate in this beautiful event, and actually be in the middle of the stage.
Video will be available soon.