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Xdcam Application Software - Sony XDCAM PDW-U1 Brochure

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XDCAM Application Software

All XDCAM products come with a variety of free
application software packages that maximize the benefits
of the XDCAM's disc- and file-based operations.
The PDZ-1 software is a simple-to-use PC application that allows users to easily browse and storyboard video clips recorded
by an XDCAM system. It runs on Windows-based PCs and supports three types of interfaces: i.LINK (File Access Mode),
Ethernet, and USB (only for connection with the PDW-U1).
Once Proxy Data recorded on a Professional Disc media is transferred to a PC with the PDZ-1 software installed, users can
conveniently view and storyboard recorded footage right on the PC. The PDZ-1 software also provides a variety of
convenient tools for disc operations such as entire or partial disc copy (dubbing), and transfer between two XDCAM devices.
Storyboarding on a PC not only allows users to preview their edited sequences instantly, it also provides other powerful
benefits such as the creation of ASF files (playable on Windows Media Player) and EDL data in various EDL formats, plus the
transfer of high-resolution clips selected in the edited sequence.
PDZ-1 Main GUI
■ Supported interfaces: i.LINK (File Access Mode), Ethernet,
and USB (only for connection with the PDW-U1)
■ High-speed ingestion of Proxy Data from the XDCAM
■ Browsing of Proxy Data recorded by the XDCAM systems
(including those recorded by the HD version of the XDCAM
■ Imports Proxy Data and metadata from a memory card
■ Simple and quick cuts-only editing (storyboarding)* with
the following fuctions;
• Preview a result of the storyboard on the PC
• Save the results as a Clip List (XDCAM EDL)
• Convert the Proxy Data on the storyboard to an ASF file
for replay on Windows Media Player
• Export the Clip List in AAF, BE-9100, Newsbase™ XML,
and ALE (Avid Log Exchange) formats
• Transfer high-resolution clips according to the Clip List
■ Disc copy – entire disc (all clips) or only selected clips
■ Transfer selected clips with margins at the head and tail of
the clips
System requirements
OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later) (for PDW-530/510/1500/R1/V1/U1/D1)
Windows Vista Business 32bit/Ultimate 32bit (for PDW-U1)
CPU: Pentium M Processor or higher
NOTE:When using Live Logging Mode, recommended CPU is Pentium4 2GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Others: Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later), DirectX 8.1b or later
Print Function
■ Registration of metadata such as "title","creator", or
"comments" for a disc or clip
■ Registration of "Essence Marks" metadata for instant cue-
up to desired scenes. Names for Essence Marks can also
be easily assigned
■ Supports a live logging function that allows operators to
browse and storyboard Proxy Data, and add Essence Mark
metadata and other metadata on a PC while the
camcorder or PDW-1500 deck is still recording**
■ Automatic renaming of clips by predetermined rule
(use-predetermined prefix plus sequential numbers)
■ Clip search function using the registered metadata
as a keyword
■ Print function allows metadata such as thumbnails,
creation date, and comments to be printed out in an
easy-to-see storyboard view
* The video and audio of a clip cannot be edited independently.
** Possible when connecting the XDCAM products and the PC
via an Ethernet interface.


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