Sony UWP-D Wireless Microphone Series Announced

Sony UWP-D Wireless Microphone Series is available for pre-order now at BHphoto.

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New Sony UWP-D wireless microphone series for sound as good as your content

The URX-P41D two-channel portable receiver supporting Multi Interface Shoe with Digital Audio Interface and advanced XDCAM camcorder integration

Basingstoke, April 6th, 2022 – Sony announces today the new URX-P41D two-channel portable receiver, supporting MI (Multi Interface) shoe with Digital Audio Interface. The URX-P41D, boasts all the key features included in the 4th Generation UWP-D Series, such as improved high sound quality from Digital Audio Processing, NFC Sync for quick and easy set-up from Receiver to Transmitter and functions such as Auto Gain mode and Output level control, making the job of recording sound even easier.

As part of the market leading UWP-D Series, the URX-P41D will work with all UWP-D transmitters (backwards compatible with previous generations) and will be available as a stand-alone receiver and as part of a new kit, the UWP-D27, which will include two UTX-B40 Bodypack Transmitter.

The URX-P41D is ideal for many users ranging from broadcast and news productions, to run and gun style interviews, or documentaries and series productions, using Sony’s XDCAM™ camcorders and Alpha™ interchangeable lens cameras*

Key new features include:

1) Digital audio interface to improve sound quality

  • Sony’s Digital Audio Processing, which uses DSP (digital signal processing) for digital companding, improves sound quality by optimizing a time-constant range between the transmitter and receiver, making the reproduction of sound more accurate. It provides superb transient response performance which for interview style recording means the audio is clear and crisp.
  • Using the SMAD-P5 MI shoe adaptor enables direct digital audio recording and delivers high sound quality with low noise by skipping the D/A and A/D process. This interface is compatible with a wide range of Sony’s XDCAM camcorders and Alpha interchangeable lens cameras.* It also integrates seamlessly with Sony’s camcorders and displays audio information on the viewfinder for enhanced usability in the field.

2) “NFC SYNC” function to allow quick and easy channel setting

  • Simple and quick channel setting for reliable RF transmission when time pressure is high is becoming crucial. Delivering enhanced usability, the unique “NFC SYNC” feature is designed for easy and fast frequency setting. By simply holding the NFC SYNC button on the receiver for a few seconds, it automatically scans the appropriate frequency. Thereafter, just touching the receiver to the transmitter will sync the channel for optimum speed and efficiency.

3) Compact form factor, with improved ergonomics

  • By reducing the size of the receiver from previous generations, the URX-P41D can sit on top of the camera or ILC attached to the MI shoe or cold shoe allowing for improved balance on the camera

4) External Microphone Input and Three-channel mixing function

  • The External Microphone Input for an additional wired microphone widens the sound capture options.  Three-channel audio recording is available by using a Sony’s lavalier microphone through the external microphone input. Furthermore, four-channel audio recording is also possible when using a stereo microphone through the external microphone input.

5) Stable RF reception**

  • The URX-P41D can reduce interruptions in reception (RF signal dropout), by utilizing a space diversity reception system, which achieves highly stable reception because of its two receiving antennas. The angle of the antennas on the portable receiver can also be adjusted, which helps to further eliminate signal dropout.

6) Functions to improve performance when on location

  • Auto gain mode and Output level control brings the user peace of mind that the audio levels are correct when out in the field. Auto gain will help to prevent any unwanted distortion and Output level control (when using XLR cable) allows the user to increase the output level where necessary.

The URX-P41D and UWP-D27 will be available from April 2022 onwards

All UWP-D series models can be found on pro.sony/uwpd

*Please visit the Sony website to check compatibility between SMAD-P5 and applicable camcorders and cameras for Digital Output through the MI Shoe

** Higher stability, true diversity reception in single channel operation mode.

Best Sony a7 IV Memory Cards for Filmmakers

Here is the Sony a7 IV Memory Cards Guide for Filmmakers from Matt Johnson showing you exactly what to buy for filmmaking.

If you’re wondering which memory cards to buy here’s a buyer’s guide from Matt Johnson showing you exactly what to buy for filmmaking for Sony a7 IV users. If you want to film in 4K in the XAVC S or HS formats and up to 60 frames per second, you can buy the very affordable SanDisk V30 SD cards with a 128GB version.

If you want to edit in the highest possible quality, which is 4K in the XAVC S-I format. In that case, you’re going to need to upgrade to V90 SD cards to do so. For that, you can get the SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II V90 SD cards or the ProGrade Digital UHS-II SD Cards.

SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card: $184.99 at AmazonB&H.

ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card: $139.99 at AmazonB&H.

Sony a7 IV: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens: $2,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Via: Matt Johnson

Best Sony A7 IV Accessories

Here are the best Sony A7 IV accessories. We have selected some of the best accessories for the Sony A7 IV mirrorless camera. Check it out !

The Sony a7 IV is the fourth generation of the company’s core a7 full-frame mirrorless camera model. With a new sensor, revamped autofocus system and improved video features, the new Sony a7 IV looks like an attractive camera for enthusiast photographers looking at options in the full-frame mirrorless market. Continue reading “Best Sony A7 IV Accessories”

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Here are the best memory cards for Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera, including CFexpress cards (Type A) and UHS-II SD cards.

The Sony a7 IV has dual memory card slots: The card slot 1 supports both the CFexpress Type A cards and the UHS-II SD cards while the card slot 2 is only compatible with UHS-II SD memory cards. Featuring a newly developed 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS sensor pairs with the latest BIONZ XR processing engine and advanced AF (autofocus) capabilities from the flagship Sony a1, the Sony a7 IV supports quick shooting up to 10 fps and 4K 60p video recording, along with broad sensitivity up to ISO 51200 and a wide 15+ stop dynamic range. Beyond image quality, the sensor and processor also contribute to an advanced AI-based AF system that supports Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for intuitive AF control and subject tracking. In addition, enhanced 5.5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. Simply put, the Sony a7 IV (AmazonB&HAdorama) is the perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals, including generalist photographers, wedding and event shooters and even sports specialists.

Below is our full list of top recommended CFexpress cards (Type A) and UHS-II SD cards for the Sony a7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Sony a7 IV”