3D panning is on show from Merging, aimed at post production for film and video. It aims to capitalise on the rise in immersive sound formats, and also the significant growth in live shows and installations with multiple, but unformatted, speaker arrays.
Merging’s Hapi and Horus products are also being showcased. The company said that the majority of sales of these products have been with the Premium AD8DP and DA8P converters fitted, but the ADA8 AD and DA combination board is also proving popular. There has been a doubling of the quantity of analogue I/O available on the units – 48 in/48 out on Horus in particular has seen it used as a stagebox for many applications.
Although RAVENNA is the main focus of its AoIP developments, Merging said it fully recognises the importance of a common interoperability standard to embrace a rapidly increasing number of leading broadcast manufacturers. The company has been a frequent presence at AES67 plugfest and interoperability demonstrations over the past year.