Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

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Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

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.

PDW-U2 Specs:

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.

Compact design

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

  • Handles All XDCAM File Formats
  • Capacity Of Up To 128GB
  • Small, Light & Compact

PDW-U2 Specs:
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)
20 to 90% (relative humidity)

Recording Format:
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 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

Super Speed USB (USB 3.0)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)

USB3.0 Standard B x 1

Supplied Accessories:
Operation manual (x1)
XDCAM Drive Software (x1)
XDCAM Browser Software (x1)