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Appeared on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
New Professional Wireless Microphone System From Sony

With compact professional camcorders more widely used for electronic newsgathering and field production, Sony's new UWP-D wireless microphone series delivers a combination of form and function for pro shooters.

The UWP-D series components include three packages:

- UWP-D11: Bodypack Transmitter, Portable Receiver
- UWP-D12: Handheld Microphone, Portable Receiver
- UWP-D16: Plug-on Transmitter, Bodypack Transmitter, Portable Receiver



The UWP-D series uses new hybrid digital processing techology to achieve high quality sound. This technology performs signal processing by digital companding, with transmission handled by conventional analog FM modulation.

The UWP-D components' display is twice the size of Sony's previous UWP series, with a white background making information easier to see.

The new series employs wide frequency coverage, with a wide band of up to 72 MHz coverage available, so users can select from a broader range of operating frequencies.

An Automatic Channel Setting mode lets users perform channel scan and channel setting functions easily. The Clear Channel Scan function detects unused channels and IR Sync enables easy channel setting by sending information from the receiver to the transmitter by infrared communication.

The series' receiver has an output level control, so even if the camcorder or camera does not have input level control, users can adjust to optimize recording levels. The UWP-D transmitters and receivers are compatible with Sony's WL-800 series and UWP series.

The UWP-D series' components, except the handheld receiver UTX-M03, have a USB terminal for connection to USB external portable power sources. Users can also use nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries.

The new UWP-D series is planned to be available in February, at the following suggested list prices:

UWP-D11/D12 - $799
UWP-D16 - $1,029




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