Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Sony have played a blinder with the FS7 by adding the Multi-Interface shoe at the front of the camcorders handle. This has allowed Sony to add 4 Channels of sound to the camera with v2 FW upgrade due out this month. I have been waiting for this adapter for over 6 weeks for my A7s, hopefully it will come this week.

Support for 4-channel Audio Input and Recording
The FS7 supports 4-channel audio input. In applications such as an interview, this function enables the simultaneous use of an external microphone for recording ambient sounds, the built-in microphone for voice memos by the operator, and two optional UWP Series wireless microphones for voice of interviewer and interviewee.


In addition, the use of optional XLR adapter XLR-K1M or XLR-K2M provides additional 2 XLR inputs to further expand the range of possible applications.

The only downside to this arrangement is the inability to mount a camera top light, if only Sony had added a shoe onto the XLR-K2M adapter.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “4 Channels of audio coming for the Sony FS7 in v0.2 Firmware

  1. So, you are saying the unit has to go at the front, giving you no option for position an on-camera light.

    That sounds like a very silly setup.

    How do they propose to fix the problem?

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