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Sony Launches Speedy SxS-1 Memory Cards

Sony Corporation announced that it has expanded its SxS-1 range of memory cards with a new generation offering 50% faster transfer speed and twice the capacity of previous models.

According to the statement, the new generation 64GB (SBS64G1A) and 32GB (SBS32G1A) SxS-1 memory cards can transfer data at up to 1.2Gbps through ExpressCard slot.

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Unedited press release follows:


IBC, Amsterdam, 10th September 2010
Increased transfer speed and higher capacity for improved efficiency

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 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 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.

Both the SBS64G1A and SBS32G1A memory cards will be available in October 2010.

*Speed/time varies, depending on measurement condition.

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