PDW-U2 (PDWU2)

XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

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Overview

Compact unit supports all XDCAM file formats

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.

Features

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.

Specifications

General
Power Requirements
DC 12 V (AC adaptor supplied)
Power Consumption
19.2 W
Operating Temperature
5°C to 40°C
42°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Humidity
20% to 90% (relative humidity)
Mass
1.7 kg
3 lb 12 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
67.4 x 164 x 219 mm (excluding protrusions)
2 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches (excluding protrusions)
Recording/Playback Format (Video)
MPEG HD422 (CBR, 50 Mbps)
MPEG HD:
- HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps),
- SP mode (CBR, 25 Mbps),
- LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mbps),
MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mbps)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Audio)
MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48kHz,
MPEG HD: 4/2 ch/16bits/48kHz,
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bits/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz,
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Video)
MPEG-4
Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Audio)
A-law (8 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD422)
50 Mbps: Approx. 95 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)
35 Mbps, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min (PFD23A)
35 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min (PFD23A)
25 Mbps, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
25 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min (PFD23A)
18 Mbps, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min (PFD23A)
18 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 265 min (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX)
50 Mbps: Approx. 100 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min (PFD23A)
40 Mbps: Approx. 120 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min (PFD23A)
30 Mbps: Approx. 150 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM)
25 Mbps: Approx. 185 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
Media Drive
Media Type
Professional Disc Drive (x1)
Input/Output
USB
Super Speed USB (USB 3.0) (x1)
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Operation manual (1)
XDCAM Drive Software (1)
XDCAM Browse Software (1)
Notes
Note
[*1] The values for dimensions are approximate.