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Old January 21st, 2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Hello guys.

I've recently bought a PWM-200 and i've read that recording in UDF system it's only possible with an SxS card.

Is something like this, right ? File:SxS.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But do i need to have to buy any other card to insert in the SxS card?

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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

No.

But you can buy an XQD card and adapter to use instead of SxS. SxS isn't the only option for UDF.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Hi Zack Zhang, thanks for the reply.

You mean like this ? http://pixinfo.com/hu/blog/wp-conten...ony_xqd_03.jpg
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Old January 21st, 2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Basically, an SxS card doesn't need another card because it is already the card, right?

But excluding SxS card, other ones are adapters for memory cards?

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Old January 21st, 2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Sd cards with adapter do not work in UDF and therefore you canot record in XAVC.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 01:34 AM   #6
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

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Basically, an SxS card doesn't need another card because it is already the card, right?

But excluding SxS card, other ones are adapters for memory cards?

Thank you.
Yes. XQD with an adapter will work if you're not using SxS. Nothing else works other than SxS and XQD.

Bo, this is the PMW-200. It's not getting XAVC.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:59 PM   #7
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Sory for the confusion - thought PMW-200 and PMW-300 was as related as EX1 and EX3 . I was wrong in that! My PMW-400 and PMW-F5 do only work with XAVC in UDF mode.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #8
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MPEG2 XDCAM 422 is also UDF..
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Old January 25th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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You're right ! Have not got the XAVC driver for the 400 yet!
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Old January 26th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #10
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Thank you all guys, i'm fully clarified.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 07:15 AM   #11
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Bo,

Are you happy with the PMW-400? I am looking into one now that it will have XAVC.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:38 AM   #12
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

What about all the new Extreme Pro SDXC cards coming out from SanDisk and Toshiba? I have ordered my XQD cards and adapters but now was wondering about the above.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #13
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Re: Noob question about UDF and SxS Cards

Actually the F5/F55 are ExFat. Not sure about the PMW-400 but I think that is ExFat as well, Sony are shifting away from UDF and to ExFat on the newer cameras. Fewer compatibility issues with ExFat.

You can use SD cards for FAT but not UDF, so it does not matter how fast the card you can't use it for 50Mb/s XDCAM in a PMW-200 unless it is XQD or SxS.
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