The Sony XDCAM PMW-500 is Sony Professional’s first XDCAM HD 422 Camcorder with solid state recording. It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology.Sony PMW-500 captures videos in MXF format onto the SxS Memory Card. Uniquely, it can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.

What is SxS Memory Card?

SxS (S-by-S) is a flash memory standard compliant to the Sony and SanDisk-created ExpressCard standard. According to Sandisk and Sony, the cards have transfer rates of 800 Mbit/s and burst transfer rate of up to 2.5 Gbit/s. Sony uses these cards as the storage medium for their XDCAM EX line of professional video cameras.

SxS Card can be inserted directly into an ExpressCard slot, available on many notebooks. However, it will only work in Windows and Mac OS X, and only with a Sony device drive installed on the machine. The only universal connectivity for SxS card is the Sony SBAC-US10 external USB adapter, which makes the cards visible to any system as an external USB hard drive.

SxS Memory Card Photo Recovery is must-have application if you lost important media files from Sony SxS memory card. XDCAM EX camcorders record movie to Sony SxS solid-state ExpressCard/34 media. If your precious video files missing due to deletion, lost, or formatting, turn to SxS card Recovery for help. Free to try UFUWare Photo Recovery for Windows or Mac OS X. SxS Card Recovery supports files retrieval from Sony NEXFS100, NEXFS700, PMW-F3, PMW-EX3, PMW-350, etc.

How to retrieve lost photos/videos/audios from Sony PMW-500 SxS Memory Card?

Step 1.Download and install Sony PMW-500 SxS Card Photo Recovery

Click on the download button to get a free trial version of UFUWare Photo Recovery as Sony SxS Card Recovery, and double click to install the software on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect your Sony PMW-500 SxS Card to Mac

Connect your Sony PMW-500 SxS Card to the Mac through proper adapters or the device directly. Then run the Sony Camcorder Recovery and go to”Lost File Recovery” to begin the Sony PMW-500 SxS Card Recovery work.

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Step 3. Select the Target Storage Medium to Scan

The program can detects all drives connected to the computer.After entering the Lost File Recovery/Raw Recovery, choose the disk or partition where you lost your files and click “Scan” to find lost data.

If you don’t want to recover all the content from the Sony PMW-500 SxS Card, you can set the file type by clicking “Select File Kind”/”Filter Option”. Then choose photo, audio or video from the “File Type”, and even the specific file formats, if you have a requirement. Then continue the work via “Scan”.

Step 4. Recover Sony PMW-500 lost photo/video/audios files on Mac

After the complete scan, all the files found back are well listed in the scan result panel. Check the folders of audio, video and photo on the left, and then hit “Recover” to get them all back. Remember to save them on your Mac or other storage devices, but not the same Sony PMW-500 SxS Card from which you lost before due to safety of the file.

Recover Sony PMW-500 SxS Card lost photos/videos on Mac

Note: As to photos, you can preview them before you execute the recovery. During the preview, you can check the quality of them and decide which one to recover.