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PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT
PDW-U1
OPERATION MANUAL
[English]
2nd Edition (Revised 5)

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT PDW-U1 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 2nd Edition (Revised 5)
  • Page 2 To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. WARNING The PDW-U1 is classified as a CLASS 1 When installing the unit, incorporate a LASER PRODUCT. readily accessible disconnect device in the fixed wiring, or connect the power plug to...
  • 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 http://www.sony.com/ KUIN TÄSSÄ KÄYTTÖOHJEESSA MAINITULLA TAVALLA SAATTAA Declaration of Conformity ALTISTAA KÄYTTÄJÄN...
  • Page 4 1. Utilisez un cordon d’alimentation (câble secteur à 2 fils)/fiche femelle/fiche mâle For the customers in Europe conformes à la réglementation de sécurité The manufacturer of this product is Sony locale applicable. Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, 2. Utilisez un cordon d’alimentation (câble Tokyo, Japan.
  • Page 5 Pour les clients en Europe WARNUNG Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Um die Gefahr von Bränden oder Tokyo, Japon. elektrischen Schlägen zu verringern, darf Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la dieses Gerät nicht Regen oder Feuchtigkeit sécurité...
  • Page 6 Funkstörungen verursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber verlangt werden, angemessene Maßnahmen durchzuführen und dafür aufzukommen. 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 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ..................9 1-2 Example of Use ...............11 1-3 Supplied Software..............12 1-3-1 List of the Software............12 1-3-2 System Requirements.............13 Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts 2-1 Front Panel ................15 2-2 Rear Panel ................16 Chapter 3 Preparations 3-1 Software Installation ..............18 3-1-1 Windows Installation ............18...
  • Page 8 Chapter 5 Using the Software 5-1 Starting and Exiting the Utility Software ......31 5-1-1 Starting ................31 5-1-2 Exiting ................32 5-1-3 Automatically Starting the Utility Software (Windows only) ..................32 5-2 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (Windows only) ..............33 5-2-1 Starting ................33 5-2-2 Exiting ................34 5-3 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Overview

    1-1 Features match. Frame frequency System group frequency The PDW-U1 is a compact and lightweight 59.94Hz 59.94P disc drive which, when connected to a 59.94i nonlinear editor, enables reading and writing of video and audio data. In 29.97P...
  • Page 10 drive is used to load data files from the 1) Final Cut Pro is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other drive into the computer, and to write data countries. files from the computer to the drive. Lightweight and compact User data recording mode field specification...
  • Page 11: Example Of Use

    The following figure shows an example system for reading or writing material recorded with a XDCAM camcorder on a computer connected to this unit. XDCAM camcorder Professional Disc DC IN PDW-U1 DC power supply Reading/Writing Laptop computer 1-2 Example of Use...
  • Page 12: Supplied Software

    The following software are supplied with the unit. Software Supported OS Function Recording medium XDCAM Drive Windows/ Allows video and audio data to PDW-U1 Software Macintosh be handled as files on a CD-ROM computer connected to this unit. Utility Software Windows/...
  • Page 13: System Requirements

    1-3-2 System Requirements The supplied set of software has been tested Note and found to run under the following These test results may not apply to all conditions. computers. Windows Item Requirement Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or higher, or Intel Xeon 2 GHz or higher Memory 1 GB or more Free hard...
  • Page 14 • XDCAM Drive Software does not support PowerPC or Mac OS X 10.4. • If you are using a PowerPC Macintosh computer and Mac OS X 10.4.11, the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer provides for a read-only function only. 1-3 Supplied Software...
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Names And Functions Of Parts

    Lights green when the 1 (power) button on malfunction may have occurred. In this case, contact the rear panel is on. your Sony service representative. b ACCESS indicator When the error is eliminated, the indicator goes off.
  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    For details, see 3-4-5 “To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off” (page 21). 2-2 Rear Panel f EJECT button Ejects a disc (see page 21). Notes • This button is disabled while the disc is being accessed. Either stop accessing the disc before ejecting, or eject by an operation from the computer.
  • Page 17 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 18: Chapter 3 Preparations

    To install the XDCAM Drive If the installation cannot be completed Software and utility software successfully, check the settings for conflicts Load the supplied PDW-U1 CD-ROM into with this other software, then try the computer’s CD-ROM drive, and unzip reinstalling.
  • Page 19: Connections And Settings

    Notes • The XDCAM Drive Software (see page 18) must be installed in advance. • To disconnect the PDW-U1 from a Windows computer, run the “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog, and then disconnect the cable. Example connection 1: USB cable...
  • 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 the supplied AC adaptor and a Reading and Writing power cord (not supplied) to the DC power inlet connector (page 16) on the rear panel This unit uses the following professional of the unit.
  • 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 4-1 Overview When a computer is connected to this unit, you can handle video and audio data as files. 4-1-1 Directory Structure The following figure shows the directory structure of discs visible to a remote computer. 4-1 Overview...
  • Page 24: File Operation Restrictions

    a) Root directory b) Only when Naming Form is set to “free” in the User Settings screen of the utility software. c) Only when KLV files are contained. d) Directories and files automatically created through voice-over editing with a PDW-HR1 e) A directory in which to save planning metadata.
  • Page 25 Root directory File name Content Operations Read Write Rename Create Delete INDEX.XML Contains data for management of the audio/video material on the disc. DISCMETA.X Contains metadata to indicate the disc properties. MEDIAPRO. Contains a list of audio/video material on the disc, basic properties, related information, and information about...
  • Page 26 Clip directory File name Content Operations Read Write Rename Create Delete Clip file created by b) c) C*.MXF recording (MXF file) *: 0001 to 9999 Metadata file C*M01.XML generated automatically when C*.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 9999 Other files Files other than the —...
  • Page 27 d) Multiple files cannot be opened Note simultaneously. e) Only when the utility software user setting It is not possible to create a directory within window has “Naming From” set to “free”. the Component directory. f) Any clip can be selectively deleted. Edit directory File name Content...
  • Page 28 a) The unit can handle files with user-defined d) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the names in the “C*” part. C*S01.XML file with the same name in the b) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is “C*”...
  • Page 29: 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 30 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 31: Chapter 5 Using The Software

    • Click the Start button, and then select change the settings in the User Settings screen or use a log deletion function. “All Programs” > “Sony XDCAM Drive” > “U1 Utility.” When using Windows 7 The behavior of the software depends on The utility software behaves as follows.
  • Page 32: Exiting

    As administrator be able to change the settings in the User Settings screen of the utility software. Setting of User Behavior of the Account Control utility software 5-1-2 Exiting Enabled Demands permission prior to On a Windows computer running Click the × (close) button in the top right Disabled Runs corner of the window.
  • Page 33: Starting And Exiting The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software (windows Only)

    disconnection while writing data. 5-2 Starting and This operation is not guaranteed to perfectly restore all data to the original Exiting the PDZ-1 state. Use this function at your own risk, after Proxy Browsing checking the error codes on the disc information shown, and also if possible Software checking whether after recovery the disc...
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37 4ch) or 24 bits/48 kHz (8ch) Accessories supplied MPEG IMX: 16 bits/48 kHz Operation manual (1) (8 ch) or 24 bits/48 kHz PDW-U1 CD-ROM (1) (4 ch) • XDCAM Drive Software DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz (4 ch) • Utility Software Proxy audio...
  • Page 38 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 39 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 40 Sony Corporation PDW-U1 (SYL) 4-131-292-05 (2) ©2007...

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