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The Sony MEAD-MS01 Memory Stick Adapter allows you to use Memory Stick Media with Sony XDCAM EX camcorders and other ExpressCard compatible hardware. The MEAD-MS01 adapter is the same shape as SxS memory cards, so it will fit in the media slot of all XDCAM EX camcorders. Since there aren't any protrusions the media cover can be closed during shooting.
The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX series cards are recommended for use in the adapter. These cards are available from retail outlets, unlike SxS media. So in situations in the field where additional media is required, or for cost-conscious users, the MEAD-MS01 Memory Stick Adapter is the perfect solution.
ExpressCard Form Factor
The MEAD-MS01 Adapter has the shape of an ExpressCard, so it can be inserted into the ExpressCard slot of all XDCAM EX camcorders or any other ExpressCard compatible hardware.
Memory Stick media recorded with MEAD-MS01 by XDCAM EX hardware works on a PC without any need for drivers. Folders and files of XDCAM EX are shown in the NLE operation window or in Clip Browser in the same way as with SxS media. However, users should not insert a Memory Stick with XDCAM EX recorded content directly into the Memory Stick slot of a PC, because XDCAM EX uses a different recording format and this may lead to a read error that causes the data to be damaged. Memory Sticks must be in the MEAD-MS01 adapter and the adpater is used to transfer the files onto the PC.
The PXU-MS240 240GB HDD back-up unit for SxS media is fully compatible with the MEAD-MS01 adapter - simply insert the memory card into the adapter and then put the adapter into the PXU-MS240 unit to record content onto the MS240's hard drive.