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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT PDW-U1 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 2nd Edition (Revised 1)
  • Page 2 If you have questions on the use of the WARNING above Power Cord / Appliance Connector / Plug, please consult a qualified service To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, personnel. do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3 If you have any questions about this product, you may call; VAROITUS! Sony Customer Information Service Center 1-800- LAITTEEN KÄYTTÄMINEN MUULLA 222-7669 or KUIN TÄSSÄ KÄYTTÖOHJEESSA MAINITULLA TAVALLA SAATTAA Declaration of Conformity ALTISTAA KÄYTTÄJÄN...
  • Page 4 Rules. AVERTISSEMENT For the customers in Europe Lors de l’installation de l’appareil, The manufacturer of this product is Sony incorporer un dispositif de coupure dans le Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, câblage fixe ou brancher la fiche Tokyo, Japan. d’alimentation dans une prise murale The Authorized Representative for EMC facilement accessible proche de l’appareil.
  • Page 5 Falls Sie Fragen zum Gebrauch des obigen Netzkabels/Gerätesteckers haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an qualifiziertes Kundendienstpersonal. Für Kunden in Europa Der Hersteller dieses Produkts ist Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Der autorisierte Repräsentant für EMV und Produktsicherheit ist Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Deutschland.
  • Page 6 Kundendienst oder Garantie wenden Sie sich bitte an die in den separaten Kundendienst- oder Garantiedokumenten aufgeführten Anschriften. Eigenschaften der Laserdiode Wellenlänge: 400 bis 410 nm Emissionsdauer. Ununterbrochen Laser-Ausgangsleistung: 135 mW (max. Impulsspitze), 65 mW (max. Dauerstrich) Dieser Aufkleber befindet sich auf der Innenseite der rechten Seitenabdeckung der Einheit.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ..................9 1-2 Example of Use ...............10 1-3 Supplied Software..............11 1-3-1 List of the Software............11 1-3-2 System Requirements.............12 Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts 2-1 Front Panel ................14 2-2 Rear Panel ................15 Chapter 3 Preparations 3-1 Software Installation ..............17 3-1-1 Windows Installation ............17...
  • Page 8 Chapter 5 Using the Software 5-1 Starting and Exiting the Utility Software ......30 5-1-1 Starting ................30 5-1-2 Exiting ................31 5-2 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (Windows only) ..............31 5-2-1 Starting ................31 5-2-2 Exiting ................32 5-3 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer (Windows only) ..............32 5-3-1 Starting ................32 5-3-2 Exiting ................32...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Overview

    Apple Final Cut Pro rates. video editing software. 1) XDCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 1) Final Cut Pro is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other Support for dual-layer discs countries.
  • Page 10: Example Of Use

    Lightweight and compact 1-2 Example of field specification The unit is designed to be lightweight and compact for use in the field. The mechanical construction is highly resistant to shocks and dust. The following figure shows an example Menu operation from a system for reading or writing material recorded with a XDCAM camcorder on a computer using the utility...
  • Page 11: Supplied Software

    1-3 Supplied Software 1-3-1 List of the Software The following software are supplied with the unit. Software Supported OS Function Ref. page XDCAM Drive Windows Allows video and audio data to Software be handled as files on a computer connected to this unit. Utility software Windows/ Provides the following functions...
  • Page 12: System Requirements

    1-3-2 System Requirements Using any of the supplied software requires a computer meeting the following conditions. Windows Item Software Requirement Processor XDCAM Drive Software Intel Core 2 Duo1.83 GHz or higher Utility Software PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz or higher or Intel Core Duo1.83 GHz or higher PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software Pentium M 1 GHz or higher Memory...
  • Page 13 Item Software Requirement XDCAM Drive Software — browser Utility Software PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 or later Other XDCAM Drive Software High-Speed USB host controller is necessary to connect to this unit. Utility Software Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer...
  • Page 14: Chapter 2 Names And Functions Of Parts

    ACCESS indicator malfunction may have occurred. In this case, contact Flashes blue when the disc is being your Sony service representative. accessed from the computer. If the 1 When the error is eliminated, the indicator (power) button on the rear panel is pressed, goes off.
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    part, then turn the screw counterclockwise 2-2 Rear Panel with a Phillips screwdriver. For details, see 3-4-5 “To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off” (page 21). f EJECT button Ejects a disc (see page 21). Note This button is disabled while the disc is being accessed.
  • Page 16 For information about how to use your security cable, refer to the instructions provided with the security cable. e Cable clamper Use this clamper to fix the cable of the AC adaptor. Clip the cable with the clamper as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 17: Chapter 3 Preparations

    Use “Add or Remove Programs” on the Control Panel to remove the old version of the Sony XDCAM Drive To use this unit, the necessary software Software. After doing so, be sure to restart must first be installed on the computer to the computer.
  • Page 18: Macintosh Installation

    3-1-2 Macintosh Installation Utility software To install the utility software, load the supplied PDW-U1 CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive, and then run the program U1Utility.pkg, which is located in the U1_Utility folder of the Mac folder on the CD-ROM. To install the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Load the supplied XDCAM Application...
  • Page 19: Connections And Settings

    3-2 Connections and Settings 3-2-1 Connecting to a Computer By connecting this unit to a computer, you can use the utility software, and the other supplied software. Notes • The XDCAM Drive Software (see page 18) must be installed in advance.
  • Page 20: Power Preparations

    3-3 Power 3-4 Handling Preparations Discs This unit can be powered by AC adaptor. 3-4-1 Discs Used for Connect a power cord and the AC adaptor Reading and Writing to the DC power inlet connector (page 15) on the rear panel of the unit. This unit uses the following professional discs for reading and writing: Note...
  • Page 21: Write-Protecting Discs

    Storage 3-4-4 Loading and • Do not store discs where they may be Unloading a Disc subjected to direct sunlight, or in other places where the temperature or humidity To load and unload a disc, press 1 (power) is high. button to turn the unit on and light the •...
  • Page 22: Media Protection Function

    Turn the cover of the manual eject The media protection function means that mechanism on the front panel when a disc is loaded in the unit, if you counterclockwise, as shown in the press the 1 (power) button on the rear figure.
  • Page 23: Chapter 4 Handling Files

    Handling Files Chapter Windows 4-1 Overview root INDEX.XML ALIAS.XML When a computer is connected to this unit, DISCMETA.XML you can handle video and audio data as files. MEDIAPRO.XML SYSPRO.XML 4-1-1 Directory Structure Clip The following figure shows the directory C0001.MXF structure of discs visible to a remote computer.
  • Page 24: File Operation Restrictions

    Macintosh root General PROAV CLPR DISCINFO.XML DISCINFO.BUP DISCMETA.XML EDTR INDEX.XML INDEX.BUP a) Root directory 4-1-2 File Operation Restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on files stored in each directory. Root directory File name Content Operations Read Overwrite Rename Create Delete INDEX.XML Contains data for...
  • Page 25: Clip Directory

    File name Content Operations Read Overwrite Rename Create Delete MEDIAPRO. Contains a list of audio/video material on the disc, basic properties, related information, and information about access methods. SYSPRO. Contains information about device system settings and menu settings. Other files Files other than the —...
  • Page 26: Edit Directory

    d) When the “Make the drives RecInhibit.” check g) When a C*.MXF file is created, a box is not checked in the Utility Software, you C*M01.XML file with the same name in the can select and delete any clip. “C*” part is created automatically. e) Only files which can be written by an h) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, a XDCAM device.
  • Page 27: Sub Directory

    Sub directory File name Content Operations Read Overwrite Rename Create Delete Proxy AV data (MXF C*S01.MXF file) generated automatically when a C*.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 9999 Other files Files other than the — — — above a) The unit can handle files with user-defined d) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the names in the “C*”...
  • Page 28: Preparations For File Access

    4-2 Preparations 4-3 File Access for File Access Operations Connect this unit to a computer Accessing files with (page 19). nonlinear editing software Turn this unit and the computer on. For details of the file access operations, refer to the manual provided with the editing software to be In the utility software setup menu, set used.
  • Page 29 Using PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (Windows only) When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software installed is connected to this unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create a clip list.
  • Page 30: Chapter 5 Using The Software

    User Settings • Click the Start button, and then select screen or use a log deletion function. “All Programs” > “Sony XDCAM - When User Account Control is Drive” > “U1 Utility.” disabled: Windows Vista will not open...
  • Page 31: Exiting

    5-1-2 Exiting 5-2 Starting and On a Windows computer Exiting the PDZ-1 Click the × (close) button in the top right corner of the window. Proxy Browsing On a Macintosh computer Software From the U1 Utility menu, select “Exit U1 Utility.”...
  • Page 32: Exiting

    With the computer connected to this unit, carry out any of the following. • Click the Windows Start button, and then select “All Programs” > “Sony XDCAM Viewer.” • Double click an MXF file in Windows Explorer or right click and select “Play with Sony XDCAM Viewer.”...
  • Page 33: Starting And Exiting The Pdzk-P1 Xdcam Transfer (Macintosh Only)

    • Open the folder that you saved the PDZK-P1, and double click “XDCAM Transfer”. • Double click the XDCAM Transfer icon in the Finder. • Select “File” > ”Import” > ”Sony XDCAM…” When this software is launched, an icon is displayed in the Dock. 5-4-2 Exiting Select “Quit XDCAM Transfer”...
  • Page 34: Appendix

    Appendix Important Notes Specifications on Operation General Power requirements DC 12 V Condensation Power consumption When this unit is moved from a cold place 10 W to a warmer place, or operated in high Operating temperature humidity, condensation may form on the 5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF) optical pickup.
  • Page 35 25 Mbps: Approx. 85 min. 164 (6 18 Mbps: Approx. 112 min. MPEG HD (2 ch) 35 Mbps: Approx. 68 min. 25 Mbps: Approx. 90 min. 18 Mbps: Approx. 122 min. MPEG IMX 50 Mbps: Approx. 45 min. 40 Mbps: Approx. 55 min. 30 Mbps: Approx.
  • Page 36 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Notes • Always make a test recording, and verify that it was recorded successfully. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT...
  • Page 37 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any portion of this manual or...
  • Page 38 Sony Corporation PDW-U1 (SYL) 4-131-292-01 (1) ©2007...