Recordable Media

8MM Cassettes

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8MM give you the picture quality, durability, and reliability demanded for professional applications.

Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX

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Designed specifically for Betacam equipment, Betacam tape is the broadcast standard videocassette from Sony.

Digital Betacam

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BCT-D is a new stage of metal videocassette tape in terms of durability and long-term archive capability.

DVCAM

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DVCAM tape is the choice for professional 6mm recording, featuring more DLC and a professional album case.

HDCAM

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HDCAM is the most widely used high-end HD recording format.

HDCAM SR

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HDCAM SR Series cassettes contain the most advanced metal particle tape in Sony’s ½” broadcast tape family.

Hi8

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Offers high performance in acquisition and durability under punishing conditions of editing.

Pro Audio

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Sony has led the professional audio industry in digital multi-channel audio.

XDCAM

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Achieve high data transfer rates and long recording times for day-to-day operations.

XDCAM EX: SxS Cards

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SxS-1 cards support 1.2Gbps transfers resulting in faster ingest time for professional HD video applications.

Digital Master

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Digital Master was designed to offer a cost-conscious upgrade path from SD HD video.

LTO

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Sony LTO storage cartridges provide high capacity and high-speed transfer for archival of critical data.

Optical Disc Archive

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Optical Disc Archive cartridge is Mass storage Media with proven optical disc.

Portable Storage

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Sony professional hard disk and solid state drives come with a protective hard case ready for transport or storage.

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Portable Storage Formatter

The Portable Storage Formatter software allows you to format Sony Portable Storage devices. You can use this software to format into the optimal file system for the Portable Storage devices, FAT32. A replacement notification function is also available for when a Portable Storage device equipped with an SSD is connected.

Portable Storage Formatter

*Images of Windows Version

Notes

  • This software can only be used with Sony Portable Storage devices.
  • Sony Corporation shall not be liable for any damages, including loss of data, arising out of use of this software.
  • The replacement notifications are based solely on the number of write cycles performed on the Portable Storage device. Even if the maximum number of write cycles has not been reached, this does not guarantee proper operation of the Portable Storage device.

Portable Storage Formatter for Windows OS

[System Requirements]

    Supported Portable Storage devices
  • PSZ-H series (HDD model)
  • PSZ-S series (SSD model)
    Supported OS
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 3)
  • Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3)
  • Operation has not been verified for Windows XP 64-bit edition.

  • CPU: 1GHz or more
  • Memory: 512MB or more
  • Hard disk drive space: 5MB or more (required for program install)
  • .NetFramework4
  • Display: 800 x 600 dots or more
  • Interfaces:
    • USB port and FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b:9 pin) port support
    • SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0) is recommended for the USB port

Notes

  • When .NetFramework4 is not installed, the extra hard disk free space of 850MB is necessary as for 32-bit OS and that of 2GB is necessary as for 64-bit OS.
  • The operating system must have been factory installed as the standard operating system for the computer.
  • Operation is not guaranteed on all computers that meet the above requirements.
  • Operation is not guaranteed on custom-built computers, custom installations, NEC PC-98 series computers or their upgraded compatible devices, multi-boot environments, or multi-monitor environments.
  • Operation is not guaranteed during use with a USB hub.

[File Information]

  • File Name: PSZF_Installer_win.zip
  • File Size : Approx. 70 MB
  • Version : 1.0 (Release on Sep 13th, 2013)

[Download & Install Instruction]

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs.
  2. Click the Download Now icon at the top or bottom of this page.
  3. Download the 'PSZF Setup.exe' to a temporary or download directory.
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the 'PSZF Setup.exe' file and start the installation according to the instructions on the screen.

Notes

  • When .NetFramework4 is not installed, the extra hard disk free space of 850MB is necessary as for 32-bit OS and that of 2GB is necessary as for 64-bit OS.
  • When .NetFramework 4.0 is not installed in your PC, it will be installed at the same time.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • For Windows Vista users, if you see the message "A program needs your permission to continue.", click [Continue].
  • For Windows 8/Windows 7 users, if you see the message "Do you want to allow the following program to make change to this computer?", click [Yes].

Portable Storage Formatter for Mac OS

[System Requirements]

    Supported Portable Storage devices
  • PSZ-H series (HDD model)
  • PSZ-S series (SSD model)
    Supported OS
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5
  • Mac OS X 10.8.3 or later
  • CPU: 1GHz or more
  • Memory: 512MB or more
  • Hard disk drive space: 10MB or more (required for program install)
  • Display: 800 x 600 dots or more
  • For Windows 8/Windows 7 users, if you see the message "Do you want to allow the following program to make change to this computer?", click [Yes].
  • Interfaces:
    • USB port and FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b:9 pin) port support
    • SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0) is recommended for the USB port

Notes

  • The operating system must have been factory installed as the standard operating system for the computer.
  • Operation is not guaranteed on all computers that meet the above requirements. .
  • Operation is not guaranteed during use with a USB hub.

[File Information]

  • File Name: PSZF_Installer_mac.zip
  • File Size : Approx. 10 MB
  • Version : 1.0 (Release on Sep 13th, 2013)

[Download & Install Instruction]

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs.
  2. Click the Download Now icon at the top or bottom of this page.
  3. Download the 'PSZF Setup.dmg' to a temporary or download directory.
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PSZF Setup.dmg file.
  5. Double-click the 'PSZF Setup' volume on the desktop.
  6. Double-click 'PSZF Setup.pkg' and start the installation according to the instructions on the screen.

Notes

  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.

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