254 Miles From Earth
On September 20, 2021, the Long March-7 Yuan 4 carrier rocket successfully ascended into earth’s orbit.
With it they brought 2 cameras, a handful of lenses, and a stereo pair of microphones, the Deity S-Mic 2S. This boldly marks Deity’s first incredible journey into space.
One of Many Firsts
Aimed to be China’s first 8K documentary film in space, “Flying Over the Sky” follows the crew in their day-to-day lives aboard the rocket with sound captured by the S-Mic 2S.
The Right Tools
Of course, filming in space presents unique challenges.
To overcome the low light environments around them, the team was equipped with two MAVO EDGE 8Ks. Capable of 8K at 70FPS, the new full-frame CMOS sensor sports a dynamic range of 14+ stops and an impressive 640/2560 dual ISO.
Combating the radio interference inherent to space travel has always been an obstacle to recording clean audio – but with the right tools, anything is possible. The brass housing of the S-Mic 2S was built specifically to inhibit RF interference.
Immersion is King
“Flying Over the Sky” will be released in IMAX and to match these stunning new visuals, the team equipped the camera with a stereo pair of S-Mic 2S, giving the audio a wider and more immersive sound, transporting viewers.
Gear You Can Trust
Deity has always been at the forefront of audio technology, determined to bring professional-level audio to all of film and television. This momentous occasion is a celebration of quality and also, hopefully, the first of many new adventures for the brand.
Whether you’re boots on the ground on planet Earth or rocketing through the vacuum of space, know that your audio will always be sound with us.
The Deity S-Mic 2S is available for $319 and pairs perfectly with its outdoor counterpart the Deity S-Mic 2 ($359).