• 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
  • Overview
  • Specifications

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 cost effective and useful solution for lightning-fast transfers, providing faster workflow and overall greater efficiency.

Support for Dual Layer Discs
The XDCAM HD dual discs are completely compatible with the PFD50DLA, along with the standard Professional Disc blue-laser media. This universal solution makes ultra fast transfers a breeze, no matter what the media type.
High SpeedUSB
The PDW-U1 is a fitted with a high speed USB 2.0 capable of high transfer speeds. This is important since media files are typically quite large. The USB type B connector is both Mac and PC compatible.


Signal System XDCAM
Maximum Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Inputs/Outputs USB: High Speed Series B
Power Requirements 12 VDC
Power Consumption 11W
Operating Temperature 5-40°C (41-104°F)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.4 x 6.5 x 9" (5.9 x 16.4 x 22.6 cm)
Weight 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)