Expanding media choice for XDCAM EX family
Sony's innovative XDCAM EX professional product range is specifically designed to exploit the ultimate high speed performance and reliability of SxS PRO and SxS-1 media. However, SxS media is a professional format and not available from retail outlets, so in situations in the field where additional media is required or for cost-conscious users, where this ultimate performance is less important, Sony have developed the MEAD-MS01 adaptor to enable the use of consumer Memory Stick media.
The MEAD-MS01 adaptor is the same shape as SxS memory cards so as to fit within the media slots on XDCAM EX camcorders, with no protrusions, allowing the media cover to be in place during shooting. The adaptor can accept one high speed Memory Stick which simply slots inside.
At the time of writing (October 2009), Sony Professional recommends only the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Series - specifically the MS-HX8G (8-GB), MS-HX16G (16-GB), and MS-HX32G (32-GB) are recommended.
Using 8-, 16-, or 32-GB media, approximately 35, 70, or 140 minutes of recording (in SP mode) can be achieved.
Please note, it is not recommended to utilise the Slow Motion recording function due to speed limitations of Memory Stick media. The nature of the adaptor and Memory Stick media will also mean slightly less reliability than SxS media - caution should be exercised when turning off XDCAM EX hardware during recording. XDCAM EX hardware may need firmware upgrade to use MEAD-MS01 - please see specifications for more information.