In today's HD Studio magazine, Michael Grotticelli writes about two products that move data directly from HD cameras to a network.
This may be the future of HD acquisition.
In this future, HD video goes directly from the camera to an Internet gateway, and from there to a studio anywhere in the world.
No more need for the camera to have it's own recording media. Instead, the signal is simply transmitted to a nearby wireless access point connected to a laptop or Internet gateway.