XDCAM Professional Disc drive unit
The PDW-U1 is the most affordable addition to the XDCAM line-up
XDCAM is the bestselling, most affordable and most widely supported tapeless acquisition system for broadcast and professional applications. Both SD and SD/HD switchable XDCAM products are available now.
The PDW-U1 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.
The PDW-U1 also supports the use of Dual Layer XDCAM media. Recording onto Dual Layer discs (50GB) is a feature of a range of new Sony products, including the PDW-F355 and PDW-F335 XDCAM HD camcorders, and the PDW-F75 XDCAM HD deck.
Standard IT interface
The PDW-U1 uses a standard USB2.0 interface – found on all the latest PC’s and Mac’s. Simply ‘plug and play’
Full XDCAM compatibility
The PDW-U1 can be used with all available XDCAM SD
Dual Layer Ready
The PDW-U1 houses a drive that supports both Single layer (23GB) and Dual layer (50GB) media[br]- Dual layer discs allow over 3 hours of DVCAM and over 4 hours of MPEG HD to be recorded at 18Mb/s, and more than 145 minutes at 35Mb/s.
The PDW-U1 is the most affordable deck in the XDCAM product line-up.
Easy integration with industry leading partners
The PDW-U1 will offer full interoperability with leading editing systems.
Lightweight and Portable. This unit can be used in the office or in the field
Bundled Utilities (PC)
Allowing the user to manage drive data including multi-clip access (Proxy or Hi-res) using the PC viewer.