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Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive

B&H # SOPDWU2 Mfr # PDW-U2
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Product Highlights
  • External USB 3.0 Drive
  • Dual-Channel Head for Fast Read & Write
  • Up to 333 Mb/s Read Speed
  • All XDCAM File Formats: HD422, HD & SD
  • All XDCAM Professional Disc Types
  • Single-, Dual- & Quad-Layer Discs
  • For Editing & Logging Operations
  • Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0

The Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive is an external drive for conveying media to and from all XDCAM Professional Discs, whether SD or HD, single-, dual- or even quad-layer. The drive sits on your desk either horizontally or vertically and connects to your computer via USB 3.0, for extremely high data transfer speeds. (USB 3.0 is also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, for compatibility with older systems.)

The PDW-U2 features a dual-channel head system that puts two optics on one head to achieve much faster read and write speeds compared to previous-generation technology: reading is 2.6x faster, and write speed is 1.5x higher. For its speed, media compatibility, compact size, and convenient connection interface, the drive is well-suited for any edit suite or logging/transfer station.

Handles files in all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM SD
Direct access to files on Sony XDCAM Professional Disc media from a USB-connected PC
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface – backwards-compatible with high-speed USB 2.0 interface
Handles quad-layer write-once (PFD-128QLW) in addition to dual-layer disc (PFD-50DLA) and single-layer disc (PFD-23A)
High capacity and a new workflow via quad-layer, write-once media support. The quad-layer disc offers over four hours of recording of HD422 (50 Mb/s) material, which means you can reduce your facility's cost-per-media-capacity and even use memory media material as storage media
High-speed read/write with the newly developed two-channel, single-head DCHS drive. Read 2.6x faster and write 1.5x faster than the previous-generation drive with single-/dual-layer discs
Small and light form factor – can be operated either horizontally or vertically
Data file recording using a User Data folder
Up to 333 Mb/s read speed
Interface SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Compatible Formats Video
MPEG HD422 (50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD (35/25/18 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)

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MPEG-4

Audio
MPEG HD422: 8-channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4/2-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz
MPEG IMX: 8-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz, or 4-channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
DVCAM: 4-channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz

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A-law: 8/4/2-channel / 8 bits / 8 kHz
Read Speed Up to 333 Mb/s
Power Requirement 12V DC (AC adapter supplied)
Power Consumption 19W
Operating Temperature 41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)
Operating Humidity 20-90% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.5 x 2.7 x 8.6" (164 x 67.4 x 219mm)
Weight 3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive
  • XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM
  • PDW-U2 CD-ROM
  • AC Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyPDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive
     
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    3.0

    Expensive but Worthy

    By Eduardo Virtuoso

    from Santos, Brasil

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Sony PDW-U2 USB 3.0 XDCAM Disc Drive:

    Need to download at least two apps to work.

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