The PMW-50 SxS field deck supports mobile XDCAM HD422 video production applications. Since the introduction of the PMW-100/200/500 series camcorders, use of SxS memory camcorders has rapidly increased. For example, in broadcast news operations, a portable recording deck which works as an operation hub in the field is certainly an invaluable asset. The PMW-50 SxS field deck allows users to playback and view content (via a 3.5-inch LCD panel) recorded on an SxS memory card, copy the data on an SxS card to other storage devices, and record an external SDI signal or convert a signal from SDI to i.LINK, and more.
Through USB and i.LINK interfaces, both file-based and streaming operations are supported. Making copies and backups are easy when using the two SxS slots or connecting an optional external USB HDD to one of the interfaces. This enables clips to be copied directly to USB HDD without using a PC, and helps users to make backup copies quickly and without hassle.