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Holophone's® H2-PRO used in episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition

For Immediate Release

Microphone Helped Family Experience the Renovation Process

BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006 - When the production crew of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition set out to cover the demolition and renovation of the Llanes family home in Bergenfield New Jersey, they were faced with a challenge. During a typical episode, the family goes on vacation during the week-long home makeover. While away, they receive a tape of the demolition and construction of their new home. With three members of the Llanes family legally blind and one legally deaf, the crew had to find another means to involve them in the renovation project. Using a surround sound recording captured by Holophone's ® H2-PRO surround microphone the crew created an account of the construction process in a movie-trailer format and presented it to the Llanes in a surround theater at Walt Disney World.

For this project, one H2-PRO was placed right in front of the house to record the ambient sounds of the machines and crew together. Additional omnidirectional condenser and shotgun microphones were placed around the perimeter of the house to supplement the sound being captured by the H2-PRO. The entire project was recorded using Pro Tools on 32 channels; 16 for Holophone and 16 for the additional microphones.

In addition to the stationary surround mic, another handheld H2-PRO was used to capture more specific sounds of the construction process such as trucks, the sawing of a tree in the yard and of braces in the garage. The H2-PRO's wind screen protected the mic from dust caused by construction, allowing the mic to go wherever it was needed. The H2-PRO's elliptical design allowed the crew to think of the microphone as their own head, picking up sounds from left, right, center, center rear and top. These sounds were not only used for the family's tape, they were also used as ambient sounds in the final edited version of the show.

When the recordings were brought back to the studio, the H2-PRO provided an even mix of all channels. When incorporated with all the other production elements, the H2-PRO was able to help provide the Llanes family with the sensation of being there as their house was transformed.

About Holophone

Holophone is committed to developing and commercializing products that use patented 3-D audio technology to bring the physical experience of "really being there" to a new level for all audio and visual productions by professionals and hobbyists. Holophone provides customers and business partners with industry-leading product and service quality. Holophone is firmly dedicated to providing outstanding value, excellence in
service, and product performance.

Holophone™ surround-sound microphones are patented audio recording devices designed specifically to address the challenges audio professionals face in capturing, recording and broadcasting multichannel surround sound. Developed by Rising Sun Productions in Toronto, Canada, Holophone systems effortlessly capture discrete signals that are ultra-realistic and provide the most accurate spatiality, audio imaging, and directionality of any recording device. Entirely compatible with all audio mixing, encoding, and playback systems, Holophone also enhances mono and stereo mixes. Holophone systems provide the perfect front end for all professional and consumer audio applications including HDTV broadcasting, standard broadcasting of live sporting and music events, feature film location recording, and studio recording for music, films, and worship applications. Holophone surround sound technology has been used for numerous national and international broadcasts, including the Grammy Awards and NFL Super Bowl. As a scalable system, Holophone technology is also available for license to the consumer electronics industry.

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Put together one very run-down house, a deserving family, several opinionated designers, seven days and what do you get? The answer is - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."  The show has won back-to-back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program, plus the series has won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show/Makeover and the Family Television Award for Best Alternative/Reality Program.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is President of Endemol USA. The series is executive produced by Denise Cramsey and premiered December 3, 2003, on the ABC Television Network. Its fourth season premiered Sunday, September 24, 2006.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Godfrey
Tel: 416-362-7790
Fax: 416-362-7780
Email: jg@holophone.com