Sony, Sydney, 10 November 2015: At this year’s Content & Communications World (CCW) event in New York, Sony is introducing its new 2-channel slot-in receiver, URX-S03D, and new bodypack transmitter, UTX-B03HR. Both products are designed for seamless compatibility with Sony’s camcorders. The URX-S03D is the first 2-channel portable receiver in Sony’s UWP-D series that fits in the slot of Sony’s camcorders. The UTX-B03HR bodypack transmitter is matched perfectly with the URX-S03D using a reliable 4-pin microphone connector.
Since its launch in 2014, Sony’s UWP-D wireless microphone series has been used by freelance operators and corporate users for a wide range of production applications including live events and documentary use, achieving high-quality sound and stable wireless transmission based on Sony’s cutting edge digital audio processing technologies.
Stable RF transmission and High-quality sound
This 2-channel system can receive two different RF signals in one receiver unit. This true diversity reception system achieves highly stable reception thanks to its two receiving antennas and separate RF circuits for each channel. RF signals from the two antennas are compared and the stronger signal is automatically selected for output, allowing the URX-S03D to reduce possible interruptions in reception to a minimum. Sony’s Digital Audio Processing, which uses digital signal processing (DSP) for digital companding, further contributes to high quality sound.
Compatibility with Sony’s XDCAM and HDCAM camcorders
The URX-S03D fits in the slot of Sony’s XDCAM HD camcorders with 2-channel digital audio connections directly from the DSP. It can also fit an HDCAM camcorder with single channel audio connection which in supported camcorders, also monitors the AF/RF status of the URX-S03D via the viewfinder. The URX-S03D also boosts other user friendly functions including:
- Automatic channel setting: scans and determines available channels and sends information to the transmitter to complete the channel setting automatically
- Clear channel scan, active channel scan and IR sync provide fast, easy, and safe channel setup
- Large display and simple menu for easy operation
The URX-S03D is compatible with Sony’s UWP Series / WL-800 Series. Apart from the slot-in, V-mount and mixer bag operation are available using a wireless adapter such as DWA-01D or DWA-F01D.
The UTX-B03HR is equipped with a new 4-pin microphone connector designed to withstand the rigors of field shooting. A standard broadcast lavalier microphone (ECM-77BC) can be used with the new connector. Other attractive features of the UTX-B03HR include:
- Sony’s Digital Audio Processing
- Compatibility with UWP Series / WL-800 Series
- Extremely compact, lightweight, and robust metal body
- USB for power supply or charging batteries
- Switchable MIC/LINE input level and adjustable
- Attenuator (0 dB to 21 dB, 3-dB steps)
Both the URX-S03D and UTX-B03HR are scheduled for release in Australia and New Zealand commencing first quarter of 2016.
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