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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive

BP #: SO-PDW-U2  |  MFR #: PDWU2

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Quick Overview

USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive


The PDW-U2 is a compact, mobile and highly cost-effective drive for use with PC's. This drive utilizes a new generation dual channel head system which is capable of reading XDCAM discs up to 2.6x faster than its predecessor the PDW-U1. It is suitable not only for use with nonlinear editing systems but also for simple viewing and logging operations with a lap-top or desk top computer. It can handle the current single and dual layer Professional Disc media (PFD23A / PFD50DLA) recorded in both HD and SD formats, as well as the new quad-layer 128 GB write once disc (PFD128QLW). The PDW-U2 uses a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to give you the fastest throughput while providing backward compatibility with PCs which support Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces.. Simply connect the PDW-U2 to the computer and it will show as an external drive on the screen. Its highly compact and lightweight design allows for installation in virtually any working environment. And its cost effectiveness makes it ideal for integration in current systems.
  • Available September 1, 2011
  • Uses new generation dual channel head system to provide up to 2.6x faster read speed than PDW-U1
  • Handles files in all formats of XDCAM HD and SD
  • Both single-layer disc (PFD-23A) and dual-layer disc (PFD-50DLA) support
  • Adds support to read and write new quad layer, 128 GB write once Professional Discs (PFD-128QLW)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface (backwards compatible with Hi-speed USB (USB2.0) interface)
  • Highly compact and lightweight design
  • Direct access to files on Professional Disc media from a USB-connected PC
General SpecificationsDetail:
Power Requirements DC 12 V (AC adaptor supplied)
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)
Mass 1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (Excluding Protrusions) 67.4 x 164 x 219 mm (2 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches)
Recording/Playback Format 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 HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
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
Proxy Audio:
A-law (8/4/2 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)
Recording/Playback Time MPEG HD422:
50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
40 Mb/s: Approx. 55min. (PFD23A)
30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
Inputs/Outputs SpecificationsDetail:
USB SuperSpeed USB 3.0