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PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT
PDW-U2
OPERATION MANUAL
[Japanese/English]
1st Edition (Revised 1)

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT PDW-U2 OPERATION MANUAL [Japanese/English] 1st Edition (Revised 1)
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  • Page 25 English 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 26 VARNING OM APPARATEN ANVÄNDS PÅ ANNAT SÄTT ÄN I DENNA BRUKSANVISNING SPECIFICERATS, KAN ANVÄNDAREN UTSÄTTAS FÖR OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING, SOM ÖVERSKRIDER GRÄNSEN FÖR LASERKLASS 1. For the customers in the USA This equipment has been tested and found This label is located inside the right side to comply with the limits for a Class A cover of the unit.
  • Page 27 For the customers in Europe AVERTISSEMENT This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Lors de l’installation de l’appareil, Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. incorporer un dispositif de coupure dans le Inquiries related to product compliance câblage fixe ou brancher la fiche...
  • Page 28 Pour les clients en Europe WARNUNG Ce produit a été fabriqué par ou pour le compte de Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Um die Gefahr von Bränden oder Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japon. Toutes elektrischen Schlägen zu verringern, darf les questions relatives à la conformité des dieses Gerät nicht Regen oder Feuchtigkeit...
  • Page 29 Funkstörungen verursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber verlangt werden, angemessene Maßnahmen durchzuführen und dafür aufzukommen. Für Kunden in Europa Dieses Produkt wurde von oder für Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokio, 108-0075 Japan hergestellt. Bei Fragen zur Produktkonformität auf Grundlage der Gesetzgebung der Europäischen Union kontaktieren Sie bitte...
  • Page 30: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ..................32 1-2 Example of Use ................32 1-3 Recommended Software ............33 1-3-1 List of Software..............33 Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts 2-1 Front Panel................35 2-2 Rear Panel ................36 Chapter 3 Preparations 3-1 Software Installation ...............38 3-1-1 Windows Installation .............38 3-1-2 Macintosh Installation............38 3-2 Connections and Settings ............39...
  • Page 31 Appendix Important Notes on Operation ............ 45 Condensation ................45 Specifications................. 45 Table of Contents...
  • Page 32: Chapter 1 Overview

    Overview Chapter 1-1 Features 1-2 Example of The features of the PDW-U2 include the following. The following figure shows an example • Supported for all XDCAM formats system for reading or writing material • Supported for mixed format recording recorded with a XDCAM camcorder on a mode computer connected to this unit.
  • Page 33: Recommended Software

    1-3 Recommended Software 1-3-1 List of Software Download the following software from the Sony Professional Products site for use with this unit. Software Supported OS Function Source XDCAM Drive Windows/ Basic software that allows you to Download from Software Macintosh...
  • Page 34: System Requirements

    System Requirements For details on the functions of the above recommended software and their system requirements, refer to the following file and manual (available on the download page of each respective software). XDCAM Drive Software: ReadMe.txt Content Browser: Installation Guide 1-3 Recommended Software...
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts Chapter If you perform an operation during the data 2-1 Front Panel write hold time, the operation is actually processed after the disc management data writing is completed. The duration when the disc management data writing is being held varies with the disc type as shown below.
  • Page 36: Rear Panel

    If the indicator is flashing four times a second, and it is not possible to check the alarm log, a malfunction may have occurred. In this case, contact your Sony service representative. When the error is eliminated, the indicator goes off.
  • Page 37 Clip the cable with the clamper as shown in the following figure. e Security slot You can fit a commercially available security cable into this slot. For information about how to use your security cable, refer to the instructions provided with the security cable.
  • Page 38: 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 must first be installed on the computer to restart the computer.
  • Page 39: Connections And Settings

    3-2 Connections 3-3 Power and Settings Preparations This unit can be powered by AC adaptor. 3-2-1 Connecting to a Connect the supplied AC adaptor and a Computer power cord (not supplied) to the DC power inlet connector (page 36) on the rear panel By connecting this unit to a computer, you of the unit.
  • Page 40: Handling Discs

    • The operation which you can execute 3-4 Handling varies depending on the file type stored in each directory. For details, refer to the Discs help file of the utility software. 3-4-2 Notes on Handling Handling 3-4-1 Discs Used for The Professional Disc is housed in a Reading and Writing cartridge, and is designed to allow handling...
  • Page 41: Write-protecting Discs

    3-4-3 Write-Protecting DISC IN indicator Discs To load To protect the content recorded on the disc With the label surface on the right, from accidental erasure, move the write- insert the disc. protect tab on the lower surface of the disc The disc is drawn in.
  • Page 42 Open Turn Straight insert a Phillips screwdriver 4 mm or less in diameter or the like to the hole. Push the internal manual eject lever 10 mm or so, and release it. Note Be careful not to insert the screwdriver at an oblique angle or use excessive force to push the lever.
  • Page 43: Chapter 4 Using The Software

    • Select “View”> “Close” from the menu desktop when you installed this software, bar. double click the icon. • Click the [Start] button on the computer and then select “Sony XDCAM Drive”> 4-1-3 Exiting “XDCAM Drive Utility”. On a Windows computer On a Macintosh computer...
  • Page 44 On a Macintosh computer Select “Quit XDCAM Drive Utility Software” from the XDCAM Drive Utility menu. 4-1 Starting and Exiting the Utility Software...
  • Page 45: Important Notes On Operation

    Appendix Important Notes Specifications on Operation General Power requirements DC 12 V Condensation Power consumption When this unit is moved from a cold place 19 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 46 MPEG HD 35 Mbps: Approx. 65 min. 25 Mbps: Approx. 85 min. 18 Mbps: Approx. 112 min. MPEG IMX 50 Mbps: Approx. 45 min. 40 Mbps: Approx. 55 min. 30 Mbps: Approx. 68 min. DVCAM: Approx. 85 min. Recording/Playback times (dual-layer disc) MPEG HD422 50 Mbps: Approx.
  • Page 47 • Always make a test recording, and 25Mbps: Approx. 480 min. verify that it was recorded successfully. 18Mbps: Approx. 600 min. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR MPEG IMX DAMAGES OF ANY KIND 50Mbps: Approx. 240 min. INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED 40Mbps: Approx.
  • Page 48 Specifications...
  • Page 49 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 50 Sony Corporation PDW-U2 Printed in Japan (SYM) 2012.10 32 4-291-936-02(1) © 2011...

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