Atlas Television has added to its stock of Sony PMW-500 camcorders. This camera has a similar block to the Sony PDW-700 and PDW-800 XDCAM HD422 camcorders but records onto SxS cards instead of optical discs. The camera records at 50mbps which has seen it gaining popularity in the UK as well where 50mbps is a minimum acquisition data rate for HD broadcast. Recording onto cards means the material can quickly and easily be transferred onto an external drive – something more and more of our clients want.