Sony PDW-U2
XDCAM Disc Drive Unit


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The PDW-U2 extends the IT credentials for 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. It also supports the use of Quad Layer and Dual layer XDCAM Professional Disc media, offering a capacity of up to 128GB. This product comes with PrimeSupport - fast, hassle-free repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice which gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after for equipment and your business.


  • Handles all XDCAM File Formats - The PDW-U2 handles filein all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD. The unit also allows datafile recording using a User Data folder
  • Supports High Capacity Quad-Layer Professional Discs -The PDW-U2 supports quad-layer write-once (PFD128QLW), dual-layer (PFD50DLA)and single layer (PFD23A) Professional Discs, offering high capacity and newworkflow capabilities, with over four hours of recording at HD422 50Mbps.
  • High-speed Read/Write - The PDW-U2 offers speeds 2.6times (read) / 1.5 times (write) faster than the PDW-U1 with the newlydeveloped 2-channel 1-head DCHS drive.
  • Access Professional Discs Directly from a PC - The PDW-U2offers the ability to directly access files on Professional Disc from a PCconnected via a USB cable. The system supprts the Super Speed USB (USB3.0)interface and the Hi-Speed USB2.0 interface.
  • Compact Design - The PDW-U2 is small and light,inheriting the concept of the PDW-U1. It can be operated either horizontallyor vertically.



  • Mass: 3lb, 12oz
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 2-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 8-5/8"
  • Power Requirements: 12VDC
  • Power Consumption: 19W
  • Operating Temperature: 41 degrees F to 104 degrees F
  • Storage Temperature: -4 degrees F to 140 degrees F
  • Humidity: 20 to 90% (relative humidity)

Recording Formats

  • Video: MPEG HD422 (50 Mb/s), MPEG HD (35/25/18 Mb/s), MPEG IMX (50/40/30Mb/s), DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
  • Proxy Video: MPEG-4
  • Audio: MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48kHz, MPEG HD: 4/2 ch/16bits/48kHz, MPEGIMX: 8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz, DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz


  • Super Speed USB (USB 3.0)
  • Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)


  • USB3.0 Standard B x 1
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