At NAB 2016, we talked with Andy at the Sony booth about an interesting new wireless audio receiver: URX-P03D which is part of their larger UWP-D wireless audio ecosystem. The thing that is most exciting about this receiver is that it can receive audio from two separate transmitters. For those shooting with Sony’s alpha series of mirrorless cameras, you can now capture audio from two separate people/transmitters just by mounting this in the hot-shoe of your camera without any bothersome wires. Additionally, you can always send a 3.5mm line output to a proper mixer or non-Sony camera. And as an added bonus, there are a few additional ports on the receiver that make it even more useful: A 3.5mm headphone jack to monitor audio, and an additional 3.5mm stereo microphone input so you can actually record two transmitter body packs plus an additional mic attached to the receiver. Looks like an interesting addition to the Sony wireless audio system which solves a serious practical issue: How do I record two people with wireless lavalier mics?
Pricing looks to be $999 USD and should start shipping in August. It is a little on the pricey side but this is a pro-level receiver with line level outputs unlike kits like the RODELink which only outputs mic level signal (and thus requires an amplifier).
Special thanks to Scott Vanderbilt who was kind enough to bring his brand new Sony FS5 camera to film this series.