Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

Professional Disc Drive Unit

Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

Professional Disc Drive Unit


Cat no: 9183

  • Handles All XDCAM File Formats
  • Capacity Of Up To 128GB
  • Small, Light & Compact
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Usually delivered in 7-10 days

£3,495.00 (ex vat) £4,194.00 (incl vat)

Finance from £78.57 per month - view more details

Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Professional Disc Drive Unit

The PDW-U2 extends the IT credentials of XDCAM by offering a simple and portable drive that can be used with a PC or Mac for viewing purposes (using free Sony software) or full read/write access with a compatible NLE.

Complementary to the of the hugely successful PWD-U1, the PDW-U2 also supports the use of Quad Layer and Dual layer XDCAM Professional Disc media, offering capacity of up to 128 GB. Rewritable Triple layer discs will be supported at a later stage.

PDW-U2 Specs:

Handles all XDCAM file formats

The PDW-U2 handles files in all formats: XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD. The unit also allows data file recording using a User Data folder

Supports high capacity quad-layer Professional Discs

The PDW-U2 supports quad-layer write-once (PFD128QLW), dual-layer (PFD50DLA) and single layer (PFD23A) Professional Discs, offering high capacity and new workflow capabilities, with over four hours of recording at HD422 50 Mbps.

High-speed read / write

The PDW-U2 offers speeds 2.6 times (read) / 1.5 times (write) faster than the PDW-U1 with the newly developed 2-channel 1-head DCHS drive.

Access Professional Discs directly from a PC

The PDW-U2 offers the ability to directly access files on Professional Disc from a PC connected via a USB cable. The system supports the Super Speed USB (USB3.0) interface and the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.

Compact design

The PDW-U2 is small and light, inheriting the concept of the PDW-U1. It can be operated either horizontally or vertically.

Product Specification

PDW-U2 Specs:
1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Dimension (W x H x D):
67.4 x 164 x 219 mm (2 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches)
Power Requirements:
DC 12 V
Power Consumption:
19 W
Operating Temperature:
5 to 40°C (+41 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature:
-20 to +60°C (-4 to +140 °F)
20 to 90% (relative humidity)

Recording Format:
MPEG HD422 (50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD (35/25/18 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video:
MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48kHz
MPEG HD: 4/2 ch/16bits/48kHz
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz

Super Speed USB (USB 3.0)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)

USB3.0 Standard B x 1

Supplied Accessories:
Operation manual (x1)
XDCAM Drive Software (x1)
XDCAM Browser Software (x1)

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £78.57 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £128.57 £78.57 £50.00 £4,764.06
48 £142.97 £92.97 £50.00 £4,512.42
36 £167.36 £117.36 £50.00 £4,275.04
24 £215.94 £165.94 £50.00 £4,032.62
12 £361.51 £311.51 £50.00 £3,788.11

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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