Sony Corporation has expanded its SxS-1
memory card range with a new generation of media offering 50% faster
transfer speed* and twice the capacity of previous models. These
upgrades significantly enhance XDCAM EX opportunities and boost the
shooting potential of XDCAM as the new PMW-500 will be a memory-based,
The new generation SBS64G1A and SBS32G1A SxS-1 memory cards can transfer
data at up to an astonishing 1.2Gbps through ExpressCard slot, without
any special adapter. Thatís 50% faster than the previous generation of
SxS-1 cards. This new feature perfectly meets the transfer speed
requirements of the new PMW-500 camcorder, contributing to the
improvement of the workflow. Now professional users will be able to
transfer 120 minutes of HD 422 content directly to a laptop in just 8
minutes* (with the 64GB model).
With the new capacity of 64GB, professional users can capture 120
minutes of recording in HD 422 50Mbps MXF mode, which is widely used in
broadcast area. Or users can also shoot more than four hours of footage
in DVCAM mode or three hours in HQ mode with XDCAM EX.
New SxS-1 also features its high reliability and durability, offering
life time indication function when using with XDCAM or XDCAM EX, and its
wide-range operation/storage temperature allows users in shooting severe
The new generation of SxS-1 memory card is compatible with all XDCAM EX
equipment updated with the latest camcorder firmware. It will also be
compatible with the new PMW-500 camcorder and PDW-HR1 field station with
PDBK-MK1 SxS Memory Card adapter.