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JVC licenses SxS memory technology for new tapeless recorder

At IBC JVC showed its new KA-MR100G SxS memory card recorder docked to a JVC GY-HD250 camcorder under glass — the company’s first product featuring native XDCAM EX file recording and an SxS memory card slot. The product is the result of a new alliance with Sony to develop products based on the XDCAM EX file format using SxS memory cards.

SxS is a flash memory card designed for video cameras with a high-speed PCI Express interface. It is compatible with a standard Express Card slot and has an approximate recording capacity of up to 70 minutes of HD video using a 16GB SxS memory card.

Although still in prototype form, the device will record and playback XDCAM EX files on an SxS memory card. It can transfer data to a nonlinear editing system. The recorded files are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX series products and also nonlinear editing systems that support XDCAM EX.

The card will also attach to current JVC ProHD GY-HD200/250 series HD camcorders via a specially designed adapter. Future products will attach directly to the KA-MR100G.

The KA-MR100G will be available in March 2009.

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