Sony PDW-U1 XDCAM Disk Drive Unit, USB 2.0 Interface

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About the Sony PDW-U1

The Sony PDW-U1 is a drive unit designed specifically for XDCAM cameras, acting as a conduit between the camera and your NLE of choice. The unit is capable of handling both standard and high definition professional disc media using Sony's patented blue-violet laser, as well as the PFD50DLA dual layer disc. The PDW-U1 is a effective and useful solution for lightning-fast transfers, providing faster workflow and overall greater efficiency.

Sony PDW-U1 Includes

  • Sony PDW-U1 XDCAM Drive Unit
  • AC Adapter
  • Software
  • Sony 2 Year Warranty

Sony PDW-U1 Features

  • Handles files in all formats of XDCAM HD and SD
  • Both single-layer disc (PFD-23A) and dual-layer disc (PFD-50DLA) support
  • Hi-speed USB (USB2.0) interface
  • Highly compact and lightweight design
  • Direct access to files on Professional Disc media from a USB-connected PC

Sony PDW-U1 Specifications

Signal System XDCAM
Inputs/Outputs USB: High Speed Series B
Power Requirements 12 VDC
Power Consumption 10 W
Operating Temperature 5-40 deg C (41-104 deg F)
Humidity 20 to 90% (relative humidity)
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-4
Audio: 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 1 MPEG HD422: 50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min., Approx. 43 min.
MPEG HD: 35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min., More than 65 min., 35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min., 25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min., Approx. 85 min., 25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: Approx. 200 min., Approx. 90 min., 18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min., More than 112 min., 18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min., More than 122 min.
Recording/Playback Time 2 MPEG IMX: 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)
DVCAM: 25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.4 x 6.5 x 9" (5.9 x 16.4 x 22.6 cm)
Weight 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
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