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, shoulder-mounted camcorder.
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. That’s 50% faster than the previous generation of SxS-1 cards. This new feature perfectly meets the transfer speed requirements of the 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).
The 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 circumstances.
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.