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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.

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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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SxS Device Driver for Mac
GENERAL INFORMATION
It is always recommended to use the latest version of SxS device driver.
Download available in this page.

  • Latest Version for Windows PC: Ver.1.3.0.09260
  • Latest Version for Mac: Ver. 1.1.2.10220
       SxS Device Driver for Mac Ver. 1.1.2.10220 has supported OS X v10.9.
       Regarding supported OS, this version of SxS device driver does not support Mac OS X v10.4 and Mac OS X v10.5 .

Supported OS (operating systems)
Recommended Macintosh OS environment

  • Mac OS X v10.6 (v10.6 or later)
  • OS X v10.7 (v10.7 or later)
  • OS X v10.8 (v10.8 or later)
  • OS X v10.9 (v10.9 or later)


SONY confirmed the compatibility between the Mac OS X Mavericks with the latest version of SxS device driver.
*This OS must be factory-installed. Operation is not guaranteed for operating systems later than the one described above.

Attention (July 2011): Users of MacBook PRO* with Intel CoreDuo Processor (*Early 2006 Model: MA464/MA092)
Sony has found that a message will appear to say you need to restart your CoreDuo-based MacBook PRO when you update the OS to Mac OS X 10.6.8 (released on June 23, 2011) and insert an SxS Memory Card into its ExpressCard slot. We do not recommend that you update your OS to 10.6.8. If you have already updated your OS and could not switch back to the previous version (such as 10.6.7), please use your SxS card in an XDCAM or XDCAM EX video recording product, connecting it to your Mac via the USB cable. You may also be able to use your card with an 'SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer SBAC-US10,' which is sold separately.

Driver Information
File Name: SxS_Device_Driver_mac_v1.1.2.10220.dmg
File Size (before compression): 312,087 byte
Version: 1.1.2.10220
Release Date: Oct.25, 2012

Download & Install Instruction

  1. Please read the software license agreement and go to accept if you agree to the terms and conditions.
  2. Download will start.
  3. After download finished, select 'Get info' from 'file' menu and check the file size. If the file size is same as below, download was successful. If not same, delete the file and try to download again. SxS_Device_Driver_mac_v1.1.2.10220.dmg (312,087 byte)
  4. Make sure to disconnect SxS memory card and to quit all other applications before SxS Device Driver installation.
  5. Double click the SxS_Device_Driver_mac_v1.1.2.10220.dmg and start installation according to the message of the installer window.
  6. Double click the SxS_Device_Driver Installer. After installation is completed, click the [Restart] button.
  7. Insert a SxS memory card into ExpressCard slot. SxS memory card will be recognized as removable drive.

How to Check Driver Version

For Mac OS X v10.6 (v10.6 or later)

  1. Install SxS Device Driver and restart computer according to the message window.
  2. Insert an SxS memory card into ExpressCard slot.
  3. Select 'About This Mac' from 'Apple' menu and click 'More Info'.
  4. Check the driver version at 'System Profiler' Window.
  5. 'System Profiler' --- 'Software' --- 'Extensions' --- 'SxS Memory Card' --- Version

For OS X v10.7(v10.7 or later), OS X v10.8 (v10.8 or later) and OS X v10.9 (v10.9 or later)

  1. Install SxS Device Driver and restart computer according to the message window.
  2. Insert an SxS memory card into ExpressCard slot.
  3. Select 'About This Mac' from 'Apple' menu and click 'More Info'.
  4. Select 'Outline' tab and click 'System report'.
  5. Check the driver version at 'System Information' Window.
  6. *It may take a few minutes before the Window appears on the screen.
  7. 'System information' --- 'Software' --- 'Extensions' --- 'SxS Memory Card' --- Version

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