Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit
Compact unit supports all XDCAM file formats
The Sony 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.
- Formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM SD
- Quad-layer write-once (PFD128QLW) in addition to dual-layer disc (PFD50DLA) and single layer disc (PFD23A)
- High-speed read/write with the newly developed 2-channel 1-head DCHS drive with x2.6 (read) / x1.5 (write) faster than the PDW-U1 (single/dual-layer disc)
- Support Super Speed USB (USB3.0) interface/Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface
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 Sony 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.