County Cork-based OB facilities company Television Mobile (TVM) Ltd has purchased three SoundField UPM-1 stereo-to-5.1 upmix processors for use in two of its five-strong OB truck fleet.
TVM already has a SoundField DSF-2 digital microphone system in one OB vehicle, and one of the UPMs will be deployed in this facility to upmix VTR output and sound effects in stereo to 5.1. The other two UPM-1s will be sited in another TVM OB vehicle, where they will be used to upmix VTR sound/effects and the output of the stereo mic pair which captures crowd ambience.
Looking ahead, TVM head of sound Pat Keogh remarked that the aim is “to get everything into 5.1 now. We have a new truck being built at the moment which will come into service in February, and that will have a SoundField DSF-2 mic system and a UPM-1 from the outset”.