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Sony PDW-U2 (PDWU2) Quad Layer XDCAM HD Optical Disc Drive with USB-3 interface

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Overview
Sony PDW-U2 (PDWU2) Quad Layer XDCAM HD Optical Disc Drive with USB-3 interface. The PDW-U2 extends the IT credentials of XDCAM by offering a simple and portable drive that can be used with a PC or Mac for viewing purposes (using free Sony software) or full read/write access with a compatible NLE. As a highly successful alternative to the PWD-U, the PDW-U2 supports the use of four, double and single XDCAM Professional Disc media, offering capacity of up to 128 G. Rewritable Triple layer discs will be supported at a later stage.
Included in box
  • 1x PDW-U2
  • 1x Operation manual
  • 1x XDCAM Drive Software
  • 1x XDCAM Browser Software

About the Sony XDCAM HD Disc Drive

The PDW-U2 extends the IT credentials of XDCAM by offering a simple and portable drive that can be used with a PC or Mac for viewing purposes (using free Sony software) or full read/write access with a compatible NLE. As a highly successful alternative to the PWD-U, the PDW-U2 supports the use of four, double and single XDCAM Professional Disc media, offering capacity of up to 128 G. Rewritable Triple layer discs will be supported at a later stage.

General
This is preliminary information prepared for NAB 2011All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mass:1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D):67.4 x 164 x 219 mm (2 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches)
Power requirements:DC 12 V
Power consumption:19 W
Operating temperature:5 to 40°C (+41 to +104 °F)
Storage temperatur-20 to +60°C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity:20 to 90% (relative humidity)
Recording format
Video:MPEG HD422 (50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD (35/25/18 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video:MPEG-4
Audio
MPEG HD422:8 ch/24 bits/48kHz
MPEG HD:4/2 ch/16bits/48kHz
MPEG IMX:8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz
DVCAM:4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz
Interfaces:Super Speed USB (USB 3.0)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Connector:USB3.0 Standard B x 1

Handles all XDCAM file formats
The PDW-U2 handles files in all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD. Also allows data file recording using a User Data folder

High Capacity and New Workflow via Quad-Layer Professional Discs
The PDW-U2 supports quad-layer write-once (PFD128QLW) in addition to dual-layer disc (PFD50DLA) and single layer disc (PFD23A). This gives it high capacity and a new workflow via quad-layer write-once media support. Offers over four hours of recording with HD422 50Mb/s, reducing the cost-per-media capacity ad utilizing memory media material as storage media.

High-speed Read / Write
High-speed read/write with the newly developed 2-channel 1-head DCHS drive with 2.6 times (read) / 1.5 times (write) faster than the PDW-U1 of a Single or Dual-layer Disc.

Direct Access to Professional Disc files from a USB-connected PC
The PDW-U2 offers the ability to have direct access to the files on Professional Disc from a PC connected via a USB cable. The system supports Super Speed USB (USB3.0) interface/Hi-SpeedUSB 2.0 interface.

Compact design
The PDW-U2 is small and light, inheriting the concept of the PDW-U1. It can be operated either horizontally or vertically.

Standard IT interface
The PDW-U2 uses a standard USB3.0 interface - found on all the latest PC's and Mac's. Simply 'plug and play'

Full XDCAM compatibility
The PDW-U2 can be used with all available XDCAM SD & HD recording formats. (DVCAM/IMX/MPEGHD)

Dual Layer Ready

  • The PDW-U2 houses a drive that supports current Single Layer (23GB), Dual layer (50GB) and future Quad layer (128GB) write once media
  • Quad layer discs will allow over 7 hours of DVCAM and up to 9 hours of MPEG HD

 

Affordability
The PDW-U2 is the most affordable deck in the XDCAM product line-up.

Easy integration with industry leading partners
The PDW-U2 will be introduced with full interoperability - with leading editing systems from companies such as Avid & Apple.

Portability
Lightweight and Portable. This unit can be used in the office or in the field

Bundled Utilities (PC & MAC)
Allowing the user to manage drive data including multi-clip access (Proxy or Hi-res) using the PC viewer.

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