MPEG HD422 doubles the chroma horizontal resolution compared to the previous generations of high-definition video XDCAM formats.
Equipment that uses Professional Disc as well as XDCAM 4:2:2 on Sx S cards as recording media employs MXF container to store digital audio/digital video streams.
In September 2008, JVC announced its alliance with Sony to support the XDCAM EX format.
In August 2009, Convergent Design began shipping the nano Flash Portable Recorder, which uses the Sony XDCAM HD422 codec.
It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various reel-to-reel or open-reel formats of the time.
Unlike most other cassette-based tape formats, the supply and take-up reels in the cassette turn in opposite directions during playback, fast-forward, and rewind: one reel would run clockwise while the other would run counter-clockwise.