Sony's SxS memory card has an ultra-high read speed of 1.6Gbps and write speed of 1.5Gbps, supporting the stable capture of high frame rate 4K video. Besides its wide coverage of video recording codecs, SxS PRO+ also contributes to an efficient workflow with shorter data transfer times, even with huge 4K video files.
SxS PRO+ also offers an unprecedented guaranteed minimum writing speed of 1.3Gbps for stable recording of 4K video in XAVC Intra 422 60P (600Mbps) mode and 2K video in HD XAVC Intra 422 180P (600Mbps). This high-speed capability is possible due to more efficient data writing thanks to a newly-developed controller. Additionally, speed degradation is avoided thanks to intelligent functions that were developed while working with Sony's compatible PMW-F55 camcorders.
The SxS Memory Card also adopts the industry standard PCIe as its interface. PCIe has the potential to achieve higher transfer speeds of up to 8Gbps (or 1,000MB/s theoretical maximum speed with 3rd generation models). As such, SxS memory cards will be compatible with future camcorder models or when capturing 4K video at higher frame rates, thus meeting the high demands of professionals.
In addition to its outstanding high frame rate 4K video capturing capability, the SxS PRO+ is also highly reliable. As one option in the family of SxS memory card series of industrial proven professional recording media, it also features data-error correction and data-defect minimising functions for secure data recording, in addition to a power failure management function for re-creating video clips in case of sudden power loss or accidental card ejection during recording. Stringent inspections and tests during the manufacturing process help maintain the SxS PRO+'s high reliability.
SxS PRO+ also offers additional operational convenience for professional use. It supports the lifetime indication function of the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5. The Memory Media Utility application offers various card management functions such as a library function, indications of lifetime, remaining recording time and remaining capacity, as well as simultaneous data back-up to three locations and formatting functions (quick/full, at FAT32 or UDF). Moreover, users can quickly find the relevant Sony contacts in the event of sudden accidents when shooting outdoors by reading the code printed on the back of the SxS PRO+ via mobile phones.
With the card's large capacity of 128GB, users can capture up to 240 minutes of MPEG 422 at 30p (50Mbps), or 20 minutes of XAVC Intra 422 at 60P (600Mbps).