SxS Firmware Requirements

Firmware versions necessary for hardware to work with various SxS memory cards.

A check (✓) denotes full compatibility.

SxS-1 SxS PRO SxS PRO+
HARDWARE SBS32G1 *1
SBS32G1
SBS32G1A
SBS32G1A
SBS64G1A
SBS64G1A
SBP8
SBP8
SBP16
SBP16
SBP32
SBP32
SBP64A
SBP64A
SBP64B
SBP64b
SBP128B
SBP128B
PMW-EX1 v1.20 or higher v1.25 or higher v1.20 or higher v1.25 or higher v1.30 or higher
PMW-100
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2
PMW-160
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2
PMW-200
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2
PMW-EX3 v1.10 or higher v1.15 or higher v1.15 or higher v1.20 or higher
PMW-EX30 v1.20 or higher v1.20 or higher v1.25 or higher v1.30 or higher
PMW-EX1R v1.15 or higher v1.15 or higher v1.30 or higher
PMW-350 v1.15 or higher v1.15 or higher v1.40 or higher
PMW-320 v1.30 or higher
PMW-F3 v1.40 or higher
PMW-F5
Supports exFAT file system
PMW-F55
Supports exFAT file system
PMW-F500
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 v1.20 or higher (*2)
PMW-TD300
Supports UDF and FAT
v1.20 or higher (*2)
PDW-HR1
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 v1.20 or higher (*2)
XDS-1000 PD1000 PD2000
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *5 ✓ *5 ✓ *5 ✓ *5 ✓ *5 v2.0 or higher (*5)
PMW-50
Supports UDF and FAT
✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2 ✓ *2
PMW-10MD v1.20 or higher v1.20 or higher ✓ *2 ✓ *2 v1.20 or higher v1.20 or higher
PXU-MS240 ✓ *3 v1.11 or higher (*3) ✓ *3 ✓ *3 v1.11 or higher (*3)
SBAC-US10 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4
SBAC-US20 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4 ✓ *4

*1. Media firmware update may be required. For detailed information, please refer to SxS Memory Card: Driver Downloads.
*2. To record content onto the SxS memory card in MXF mode, the SxS memory card needs to be formatted to UDF before recording. Please make a backup copy of data on SxS memory card before formatting to USF format.
*3. "UDF formatted" SxS memory cards cannot be used.
*4. To use "UDF formatted" SxS memory cards with Windows PC/Mac, SxS UDF Driver needs to be installed. For detailed information, please check the website of each product at XDCAM: Firmware and Setup Utilities.
*5. When copying the content from the SxS memory card to internal storage, FAT/UDF is automatically detected.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • SxS® Memory Cards are shipped from the factory in the FAT format.
  • Install the latest SxS device driver when using SxS memory cards with Windows PC/Mac. For details visit Sony's website at SxS Memory Card: Driver Downloads.
  • For XDCAM®/XDCAM™ EX device firmware updates, please check the website of each product at XDCAM: Firmware and Setup Utilities.
  • When using SxS memory card in UDF file system with PMW-500 or PDW-HR1 (w/PDBK-MK), it should be formatted by UDF format in advance. In case any contents have been recorded in the SxS memory card, please make a backup copy before formatting to the UDF format. The same thing is needed when using in FAT file system from the UDF formatted SxS memory card.