SuperCMIT, CMIT 5 and ORTF-3D at a famous Paris Tennis tournament:
„Immersive sound has been produced by France Televisions for a decade, but this year a unified setup of Schoeps microphones is used on all courts covered by France Télévisions to provide one of the most precise sounds of ball hits.“
3D and object-oriented audio production associated with Ultra HD:
The main court is covered by many microphones. 4 super-directional microphones (Schoeps SuperCMIT) favor the capture of racket strikes, associated with 4 semi-canon microphones (2 Schoeps CMIT-5 mounted on the chair of the referee and 2 Neumann KMR81 associated with the cameras filming the players in service) on both sides of the net.
The referee wears a lavalier microphone from the quarter finals, the sound of the microphone connected to the sound of the stadium for the announcement of scores is also included. Two other microphones (Schoeps cardioids MK 4) are planned to capture possible discussions of the players with the referee during the breaks. Finally, the legendary atmosphere of the main court was captured this year with a Schoeps ORTF-3D microphone equipped with 8 capsules and capable of reproducing sound in 3 dimensions.