If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to increase your effectiveness when shooting stills and video. I love using a wireless lab microphone and in the past have used the Sony Bluetooth wireless ECM-W1M set that runs about $220. It works well for bluetooth and short ranges.
I recently was looking to replace some Sennheiser Wireless mics that were in the recently banned 600 mhz range. The FCC has stopped the use of this range for wireless transmissions and I knew these units needed to be replaced.I was looking at several brands – Sennheiser, Audio Technica and Sony. A friend of mine, Patrick Murphy-Racey who is a Sony Artisan of Imagery, suggested I look at the Sony UWP-D11 and pair it with a Sony SMAD-P3. I had never heard of the SMAD and found out that it was a Sony hotshoe adapter that uses the multi-shoe on my Sony A7 series cameras. When attacked to the wireless receiver, it eliminated the need for a cord to the audio input and it powered the receiver from the camera!