Translating theory into practice
For the SCHOEPS ORTF-3D Outdoor Set, eight compact supercardioid CCM studio microphones are used. All microphones, as well as the windscreen itself, are elastically suspended in order to decouple vibrations. Each vertical X/Y pair is composed of one front-addressed CCM 41 and one radially-addressed CCM 41 V. This enables a space-saving parallel arrangement of the microphone housings.
The windscreen and suspension have been developed by Schoeps together with the specialist windscreen and suspension company Cinela. As with the "ORTF Surround" windscreen, elastic suspensions are also available for the ORTF-3D windscreen; fur, optional rain protection, multicore cables with breakout cables and integrated heating are standard. The windscreen is designed to be mounted by hanging. Thus longlasting outdoor installations, e.g. from the roof of a stadium, are possible.
Fig. 7: Windscreen with synthetic fur covering or rain protection, plus integrated heating, for outdoor applications.
This microphone arrangement, which was initially introduced as a prototype at the end of 2015, has already been sold or rented in considerable numbers to customers in the sports and VR sectors. Tests have been made with great success during the past two years, including several well-known sporting events. Further test recordings are available for download from the Schoeps Web site: www.schoeps.de/de/products/ortf-3D-outdoor-set
Further test recordings are available for download from the Schoeps Web site: www.schoeps.de/de/products/ortf-3D-outdoor-set