Sony Professional has today announced the launch of two new professional microphones for the live production and entry-level markets - the ECM-FT5 lavalier microphone and the ECM-MS2 short stereo microphone - as it expands its range of DWX digital wireless microphones for location and studio recording.
Sony's ECM-MS2 XLR stereo microphone is ideal for entry-level applications and is compatible with a wide range of camcorders from across the XDCAM, NXCAM and HDV ranges. The microphone measures 137mm and features a metal body producing high sound quality in a compact, durable design.
Sonys ECM-FT5 lavalier microphone comes in two versions to fit seamlessly into existing audio solutions a BC version for use with DWX series products, and a BMP version for use with UWP series products and features a flat design to conceal its position as well as a durable, moisture resistant metal body.
Sony recently announced the use of its DWX digital wireless audio microphones on BBCs Apprentice and Junior Apprentice and, like all of Sony Professionals digital wireless audio products, is fully compliant with Channel 38 frequency range. As part of the DWX line-up both microphones will also use the WiDIF-HP codec, capturing the subtlety of analogue with the time and cost saving benefits of an all-digital architecture.
Markus Warlich, Professional Audio Product Specialist, commented The launch of Sonys ECM microphones reflects our commitment to providing solutions for a wide range of budgets and applications. Sonys DWX and UWP digital audio solutions are being used by major broadcasters and on large scale high-profile productions and are now within the budgets of smaller production companies and camera operators.
BVE 2012 is the first public showing for both products. The ECM-MS2 will start shipping in February 2012 and the ECM-FT5 will start shipping in April 2012.