Berlin Philharmonic’s Concert Marking the Fall of the Berlin Wall, BerlinThe Berlin Philharmonic were quick to dsicover the potentials of the OmniCam and the TiME Lab at the Fraunhofer HHI and started a collaboration in the year of 2009. In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the now available OmniCam-360 recorded the concert at the Philharmonic. People in Berlin and in many other places celebrated the tumbling of the wall with moving and emotional commemorations.
The recording artists paid special attention to the audio recording, which had to be of the highest quality.
A collaboration with the Sennheiser and Neumann Company made it possible to achieve this quality. For the first time in the history of the Berlin Philharmonic, digital microphones were used. The recording team optimized the microphone system for the playback with various 3-D audio systems. An app based on a ‘pan-and-scan’ system assisted in the transmission of this video material. A beta version of this ultra HD app is already available.