Filmsound Application

Meine Bachelorarbeit für die Firma Schoeps bestand aus 5 Tests in verschiedenen Szenarien, um unterschiedliche Mikrophone im Filmtonbereich und ihre Performance zu untersuchen.

Funktioniert nur in INTERNET EXPLORER 11 und höher!!!

Benutze die Dropdown-List um zwischen den Mikrofonen zu wechseln. Durch Setzen des Hakens in der Info-Box erscheinen interessante Fakten und Informationen zu der Mikrofonauswahl.

Test 4: On/Off-Axis Behavior



This test demonstrates the directionality or directivity behavior of both the voice and the microphones. The BLM 03 C was placed underneath a light sheet of paper on the table in front of the talent. All other microphones were set in a typical booming placement and aimed toward the center sitting position of the
talent in the same exact angle.

In test #1 and #2 the upper frame line of the picture determines the distance of the microphones, with the logical consequence that the diaphragms of CMIT and SuperCMIT are always about 10cm further away from the sound source than the other microphones with no tube. Keeping the same angle as well as the same distance for all microphones was crucial for this test in order to have a solid and realistic demonstration of their directivity behaviors.
The picture from production shows how the diaphragms were lined up at roughly the same height. The distance of the BLM 03 C is in approximate accordance with the distance of all other microphones.

The test gives an accurate overview of the different on- and off-axis responses of the polar patterns. Therefore the talents don’t only speak in the sweet spot, 100% on axis, but to all sides 360°, up and down in different distances to the microphone setup. Their voices intentionally change in volume to get a better idea and feel for on- and off-axis response of different speech energies. On-axis sounds are bright and crisp, while off-axis sounds are more flat with less high end.

The test conveniently shows how much inaccuracy each and every polar pattern ‘forgives’ when cueing with the boom. Knowing the off-axis sound of a microphone in advance tunes one’s ear.
Sound coming from the so-called rejection zone appears only to be quieter, but not colored (duller with less treble).

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