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.

  • Affordability

    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.

  • Portability

    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.