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.
Complementary to the of the hugely successful PWD-U1, the PDW-U2 also supports the use of Quad Layer and Dual layer XDCAM Professional Disc media, offering capacity of up to 128 GB. Rewritable Triple layer discs will be supported at a later stage.
Handles all XDCAM file formats
The PDW-U2 handles files in all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD. The unit also allows data file recording using a User Data folder
Supports high capacity quad-layer Professional Discs
The PDW-U2 supports quad-layer write-once (PFD128QLW), dual-layer (PFD50DLA) and single layer (PFD23A) Professional Discs, offering high capacity and new workflow capabilities, with over four hours of recording at HD422 50 Mbps.
High-speed read / write
The PDW-U2 offers speeds 2.6 times (read) / 1.5 times (write) faster than the PDW-U1 with the newly developed 2-channel 1-head DCHS drive.
Access Professional Discs directly from a PC
The PDW-U2 offers the ability to directly access files on Professional Disc from a PC connected via a USB cable. The system supports the Super Speed USB (USB3.0) interface and the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
The PDW-U2 is small and light, inheriting the concept of the PDW-U1. It can be operated either horizontally or vertically.
PDW-U2 Specs: General: Mass: 1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz) Dimension (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 Temperature: -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140 °F) Humidity: 20 to 90% (relative humidity)