Sony Digital Video Sound Cards & Media Devices Driver

Tokyo, Japan, July 13, 2006--- Panasonic, the brand name for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known and Sony Corporation (hereafter Sony) announced jointly today the commencement of licensing for “AVCHD” the high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format, as well as expansion of the format’s specifications.
Panasonic and Sony announced basic specifications for “AVCHD” on May 11th this year, and since then have extensively promoted the format throughout the industry while preparing for licensing. Then, the two companies have decided to include memory cards (SD Memory Card and Memory Stick) and hard disk drives as applicable recording media of the format in addition to previously-announced 8cm DVD. This is for the purpose of broadening the range of applicable media, thereby allowing wide variety of products to be developed by various manufacturers. The new specification was defined as “AVCHD” format Version 1.0.
The two companies have also developed licensing programs for playback appliances and PC software in addition to the one for video cameras, so that environment for playing back AVCHD content will be expanded. This will allow users to enjoy shooting high definition footages with their camcorders and playing them back or editing them on a wide range of products.

Licensed Product Category for the “AVCHD” format and logo extend to the following

1) AVCHD format and logo license for Video Cameras
2) AVCHD format and logo license for Players
3) AVCHD format license for PC Software

  • Sony Handycam HDR-CX290 - camcorder - Carl Zeiss - storage: flash card overview and full product specs on CNET.
  • Even at this incredibly tiny size, you get a professional deck that records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video as ProRes files on commonly available SD and UHS-II cards. It's packed with features like 6G-SDI for working with all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI 2.0 for monitoring, dual SD card slots for non-stop recording and a reference.

Sony ICD-PX470 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder with Built-in USB Mic, 16GB microSD, and Knox Gear Hardshell Case Audio Recorders (Black) 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 $79.99$79.99 Get it as soon as Thu, May 14.

Sony Digital Video Sound Cards & Media Devices Driver

For more information on “AVCHD” and licensing procedures:

Please visit the AVCHD Information Web Site
Panasonic and Sony have been promoting this format extensively throughout the industry as the new HD digital video camcorder format best suited for the coming High Definition era and the following companies have expressed their support for “AVCHD” to date. Through these licensing programs, Panasonic and Sony will continue promoting “AVCHD” in earnest, with a view to expanding the market for consumer-use HD video camera.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
CyberLink Corporation
InterVideo, Inc.
Nero AG
Sonic Solutions
Ulead Systems, Inc.

  • *In alphabetical order

Specifications for the “AVCHD” format Version 1.0

Recording Media8cm DVD media/
SD Memory Card/“Memory Stick”/
Hard Disk Drive
VideoVideo Signal1080/60i
Pixels (horizontal × vertical) 1920×1080
Aspect ratio16:916:94:3, 16:94:3, 16:9
Compression technologyMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
sampling frequency
Sampling structure4:2:0
Quantifying bit number 8 bit (luminance/color contrast)
AudioCompression technologyDolby Digital (AC-3)Linear PCM
Bit rate after
64 - 640kbps1.5Mbps (2 channels)
Audio channels1-5.1 channels1-7.1 channels
SystemMPEG-2 Transport Stream
System bit rate-24Mbps

About Panasonic

Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of US$76.02 billion for the year ended March 31, 2006. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, New York (NYSE:MC), Euronext Amsterdam and Frankfurt stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company’s website at

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading personal broadband entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $64 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Sony Global Web Site:

Browse by:PopAmbientCinematicHard RockClassic RockClassicalSoft RockOrchestralMetalAll Tracks

Sony Sound Series: Production Music is the best-sounding royalty free production music catalog in the industry. Choose freely from more than 1,600 tracks in genres including Ambient/Cinematic, Country, Electronica, Jazz, News, Pop, Rock, Urban and World music.

Your one-time purchase brings a single music download packed with four complete variations on your chosen track: 10, 30, and 60-second clips, and a fourth, full-length track that you can audition in our convenient search engine before you buy.

Unzip your Production Music pack and drop great-sounding, 24-bit, 44.1kHz music tracks directly onto your project timeline. With four variations to choose from, you'll always have what you need.

Sony Sound Series: Production Music is delivered royalty free to Sony Creative Software customers. Our content lines are backed by the most relaxed and least restrictive EULAs in the industry, and the Production Music line is no exception. That means you can concentrate more fully on your projects and lay your soundtracks in with total confidence.


Sony Digital Video Sound Cards & Media Devices Driver Updater


Sony Digital Video Sound Cards & Media Devices Drivers

For information about licensing of Sony Creative Software Content Libraries view the licensing agreement.