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Old 09-12-2013, 02:34 PM
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I've never seen them in the field, never used them on freelance shoots or never heard anyone mention anything about them. Anyone have any experience with Sony wirelesses?

I know you get what you pay for, but for around 1/4 of the price of my Lectrosonics kit, I can have the same setup AND both audio channels will work in the drop-in slot on my XDCAM. My Lectro dual receiver fits in the slots, but Sony won't allow them to utilize both channels unless you run (very expensive) cable(s) to the rear mic inputs ... therefore the only benefit to the slot is decreasing the cameras profile and eliminating the power cable.
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Which model? I have never seen Sony wireless out in the field either. The digital Sony's are nice, but cost is way too much.

Yea, the wart on the SRB isn't nice looking, but I thought the cable wasn't that much?
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Yea, the wart on the SRB isn't nice looking, but I thought the cable wasn't that much?
I love the SRb, just wish Sony and Lectrosonics would agree to work together. The cable is $118 from Lectrosonics, but I'll probably just make them for now on.
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I've used Sony wireless a lot. The first thing to change is the mic but other than that they are clean and reliable. Low battery consumption. One weakness is the plug where the cable attaches to transmitter. Its hard wired to the board and over tightening or twisting the wrong way can damage it. Best thing with them is to never let the journalists touch them.
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I purchased a bunch of the URX series for the P2 upgrade back in 2009 at my old gig... liked them so much (price/performance) I'm buying them at my new job.

The one weakness is the lavaliere mic that comes with them... that seems to be the first thing that goes out on them and they're not reparable. I ended up buying Pearstone replacement lavs and they were just as good or better than the OEM Sony mics.

No doors to flip to turn on/off, break off like some other competitive products, and much more affordable than Lectros... for the "everyday" MMJ kinda stuff.

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I used Sony a little in '07 & '08. Not sure the model number, but I always felt there was a little extra noise in the high end.

Overall, they worked well, but I liked Lectrosonics better.

Though, for the price, the Sennheiser G3 units are dirt cheap & perform very well for the price you pay.
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Sennheiser G3 have an awesome frequency scan. They are available in channels A, B and G. Sennheiser will walk you through the spectrum in the markets where you work best to pick a frequency. The Sony's in the price range (not digital) just don't have as many buttons and aren't as easy to use.
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Wireless Lan...yea..most or maybe all the models of Sony journals have Wirless Lan.i'm yet to come acros record books that have remote Wan facility.all of the Sony Vaio ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight note pads have remote Lan.i trust my response hits the spot.
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The prices might be the high for Sony but i bet they are pretty good.
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Bought one of these for a new photog and he swears by it.

Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3
Wireless Microphone System
Combo - A (516-558 MHz)

About $800
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Bought one of these for a new photog and he swears by it.

Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3
Wireless Microphone System
Combo - A (516-558 MHz)

About $800
He'll start swearing at it soon. First you'll need to replace the 1/8" locking plug on the lav mic, then he'll complain about how they eat batteries, then there will start to be lots of noise and breakup when using the cube until eventually the cube and mic connection get so wiggly the mic starts to fall off of the cube. I give it six months. Returning items for repair is pretty easy, though, and they fix most things for a flat rate including shipping. If your item is a real mess they will scrap it and swap it out for a new one for a few dollars more. Make sure you take a good, in focus picture of the sticker with the serial number and frequency range before sending it in, though. We sent in units in the "G" range and they sent us back units in the "B" range. Since I couldn't prove it we now have a couple of paperweights.

On the plus side, the sound quality is fine I guess.

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Both my Sony cameras have the drop in Sony receiver and these are a sanity saver for setting up. Cost effective as they are low cost (compared) and are powered from the camera battery.

I use a Sony lav setup and a lectrosonics cube transmitter with the Rode shotty and these give great results - clean noise free audio. Ive used the Rode reporter mic with the cube and the Sony receivers for 'centre of the football field, coin tossing" stuff and they work brilliantly , so far over 150 metres.

Cost wise fantastic. Reliable and a sanity saver as the receivers are always powered.
I just leave the camera settings set so Ch1 = Wireless, Ch2 = on camera mic.
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I know this is necroposting, but I looked for awhile before I got my kit. I really wanted a Sony slot-in, less to hang off of it, but I never found one that was on the US legal list...
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The one weakness is the lavaliere mic that comes with them... that seems to be the first thing that goes out on them and they're not reparable. I ended up buying Pearstone replacement lavs and they were just as good or better than the OEM Sony mics.
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Products by Sony are really good.Sony cameras are also better also these are cost effective.Wireless are available in channels A, B and G.Features and look of Sony goods are amazing and pretty.
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