• Webcode: 260732 • Mfr: PDWU2
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Product Highlights
  • Up to 333 MB/s Read Speed
  • 1 × USB 3.0 Interface
  • For Use with XDCAM Professional Discs

Overview

The Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM disc drive is an external drive for conveying media to and from all XDCAM Professional discs, whether SD or HD, single-, dual- or even quad-layer. The drive sits on your desk either horizontally or vertically and connects to your computer via USB 3.0, for extremely high data transfer speeds. (USB 3.0 is also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, for compatibility with older systems.)

The PDW-U2 features a dual-channel head system that puts two optics on one head to achieve much faster read and write speeds compared to previous-generation technology: reading is 2.6x faster, and write speed is 1.5x higher. For its speed, media compatibility, compact size, and convenient connection interface, the drive is well-suited for any edit suite or logging/transfer station.

Key Features

  • Handles files in all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM SD
  • Direct access to files on Sony XDCAM Professional Disc media from a USB-connected PC
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface – backwards-compatible with high-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Handles quad-layer write-once (PFD-128QLW) in addition to dual-layer disc (PFD-50DLA) and single-layer disc (PFD-23A)
  • High capacity and a new workflow via quad-layer, write-once media support. The quad-layer disc offers over four hours of recording of HD422 (50 Mb/s) material, which means you can reduce your facility's cost-per-media-capacity and even use memory media material as storage media
  • High-speed read/write with the newly developed two-channel, single-head DCHS drive. Read 2.6x faster and write 1.5x faster than the previous-generation drive with single-/dual-layer discs
  • Small and light form factor – can be operated either horizontally or vertically
  • Data file recording using a User Data folder
  • Up to 333 Mb/s read speed

What's Included

  • Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive
  • XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM
  • PDW-U2 CD-ROM
  • AC Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Limited Warranty

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Product Specifications

 

Detailed Specifications
Interface     SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Compatible Formats     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-channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4/2-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz
MPEG IMX: 8-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz, or 4-channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
DVCAM: 4-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz

Proxy Audio
A-law: 8/4/2-channel / 8 bits / 8 kHz
Read Speed     Up to 333 Mb/s
Power Requirement     12V DC (AC adapter supplied)
Power Consumption     19W
Operating Temperature     41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature     -4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)
Operating Humidity     20-90% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (HxWxD)     6.5 x 2.7 x 8.6" (164 x 67.4 x 219mm)
Weight     3.75 lb (1.7 kg)

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Sony PDW-U2 Professional Disc Drive

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