PDW-U1 - GRS Systems

PROFESSIONAL DISC DRIVE UNIT
PDW-U1
OPERATION MANUAL
[English]
2nd Edition (Revised 1)
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
WARNING
When installing the unit, incorporate a
readily accessible disconnect device in the
fixed wiring, or connect the power plug to
an easily accessible socket-outlet near the
unit. If a fault should occur during
operation of the unit, operate the disconnect
device to switch the power supply off, or
disconnect the power plug.
If you have questions on the use of the
above Power Cord / Appliance Connector /
Plug, please consult a qualified service
personnel.
The PDW-U1 is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT.
Laser diode properties
Wavelength: 400 to 410 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output power: 135 mW (max. of
pulse peak), 65 mW (max. of CW)
Tekniska data för laserdiod
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS
APPLICABLE FOR USA ONLY.
If used in USA, use the UL LISTED power
cord specified below.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER POWER
CORD.
Våglängd: 400 till 410 nm
Emissionslängd: Kontinuerlig
Laseruteffekt: 135 mW (max. för
pulstopp), 65 mW (max. för kontinuerlig
våg)
Spesifikasjoner laserdiode
Plug Cap
Cord
Length
Rating
Parallel blade
(NEMA 1-15P Configuration)
Type NISPT-2 or SPT-2, two
16 or 18 AWG wires
Minimum 1.5 m (4 ft. 11in.),
Less than 2.0 m (7 ft.)
Minimum 7A, 125V
Using this unit at a voltage other than 120V
may require the use of a different line cord
or attachment plug, or both. To reduce the
risk of fire or electric shock, refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS
APPLICABLE FOR OTHER
COUNTRIES.
1. Use the approved Power Cord (2-core
mains lead) / Appliance Connector / Plug
that conforms to the safety regulations of
each country if applicable.
2. Use the Power Cord (2-core mains lead) /
Appliance Connector / Plug conforming
to the proper ratings (Voltage, Ampere).
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Bølgelengde: 400 til 410 nm
Strålingens varighet: Kontinuerlig
Laserens effekt: 135 mW (maks
stråletoppunkt), 65 mW (maks ved
kontinuerlig stråling)
Laserdiodin ominaisuudet
Aallon pituus: 400 - 410 nm
Välityksen kesto: Jatkuva
Laserlähdön teho: 135 mW (sykehuipun
maks.), 65 mW (jatkuvan aallon maks.)
This label is located inside the right side
cover of the unit.
Denna etikett finns på den inre högra sidan
av enheten.
Denne mærkat sidder på højre side inde i
drevenheden.
Tämä kyltti sijaitsee laitteen kotelon
sisäpinnan oikealla puolella.
Dette merket er plassert til høyre på
innsiden av enheten.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
VAROITUS!
LAITTEEN KÄYTTÄMINEN MUULLA
KUIN TÄSSÄ KÄYTTÖOHJEESSA
MAINITULLA TAVALLA SAATTAA
ALTISTAA KÄYTTÄJÄN
TURVALLISUUSLUOKAN 1
YLITTÄVÄLLE NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE
LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
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
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures;
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call;
Sony Customer Information Service Center 1-800222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name
: SONY
Model
: PDW-U1
Responsible Party
: Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address
: 16530 Via
Esprillo, San
Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
Telephone Number : 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
All interface cables used to connect
peripherals must be shielded in order to
comply with the limits for a digital device
pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC
Rules.
For the customers in Europe
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan.
The Authorized Representative for EMC
and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or
guarantee matters please refer to the
addresses given in separate service or
guarantee documents.
AVERTISSEMENT
Afin de réduire les risques d’incendie ou
d'électrocution, ne pas exposer cet appareil
à la pluie ou à l’humidité.
Afin d’écarter tout risque d'électrocution,
garder le coffret fermé. Ne confier
l’entretien de l’appareil qu’à un personnel
qualifié.
AVERTISSEMENT
Lors de l’installation de l’appareil,
incorporer un dispositif de coupure dans le
câblage fixe ou brancher la fiche
d’alimentation dans une prise murale
facilement accessible proche de l’appareil.
En cas de problème lors du fonctionnement
de l’appareil, enclencher le dispositif de
coupure d’alimentation ou débrancher la
fiche d’alimentation.
AVERTISSEMENT
1. Utilisez un cordon d'alimentation (câble
secteur à 2 fils)/fiche femelle/fiche mâle
conformes à la réglementation de sécurité
locale applicable.
2. Utilisez un cordon d'alimentation (câble
secteur à 2 fils)/fiche femelle/fiche mâle
avec des caractéristiques nominales
(tension, ampérage) appropriées.
Pour toute question sur l’utilisation du
cordon d'alimentation/fiche femelle/fiche
mâle ci-dessus, consultez un technicien du
service après-vente qualifié.
Pour les clients en Europe
Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japon.
Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la
sécurité des produits est Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Allemagne. Pour toute question
concernant le service ou la garantie,
veuillez consulter les adresses indiquées
dans les documents de service ou de
garantie séparés.
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WARNUNG
Um die Gefahr von Bränden oder
elektrischen Schlägen zu verringern, darf
dieses Gerät nicht Regen oder Feuchtigkeit
ausgesetzt werden.
Um einen elektrischen Schlag zu
vermeiden, darf das Gehäuse nicht geöffnet
werden. Überlassen Sie Wartungsarbeiten
stets nur qualifiziertem Fachpersonal.
WARNUNG
Cette étiquette est placée sur le panneau
latéral de droite de l’unité.
Beim Einbau des Geräts ist daher im
Festkabel ein leicht zugänglicher
Unterbrecher einzufügen, oder der
Netzstecker muss mit einer in der Nähe des
Geräts befindlichen, leicht zugänglichen
Wandsteckdose verbunden werden. Wenn
während des Betriebs eine
Funktionsstörung auftritt, ist der
Unterbrecher zu betätigen bzw. Der
Netzstecker abzuziehen, damit die
Stromversorgung zum Gerät unterbrochen
wird.
WARNUNG
1. Verwenden Sie ein zugelassenes
Netzkabel (2-Leiter-Netzkabel) und
einen Gerätestecker, die den
Sicherheitsvorschriften des jeweiligen
Landes entsprechen, falls zutreffend.
2. Verwenden Sie ein Netzkabel (2-LeiterNetzkabel) und einen Gerätestecker, die
den Leistungsanforderungen (Spannung,
Stromstärke) genügen.
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. Bei jeglichen
Angelegenheiten in Bezug auf
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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.
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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
3-1-2 Macintosh Installation ...................................................18
3-2 Connections and Settings ........................................................19
3-2-1 Connecting to a Computer ............................................19
3-3 Power Preparations ................................................................20
3-4 Handling Discs ........................................................................20
3-4-1 Discs Used for Reading and Writing ............................20
3-4-2 Notes on Handling .........................................................20
3-4-3 Write-Protecting Discs ..................................................21
3-4-4 Loading and Unloading a Disc ......................................21
3-4-5 To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off ...................21
3-4-6 Media Protection Function ............................................22
Chapter 4 Handling Files
4-1 Overview ..................................................................................23
4-1-1 Directory Structure ........................................................23
4-1-2 File Operation Restrictions ............................................24
4-2 Preparations for File Access ..................................................28
4-3 File Access Operations ...........................................................28
Table of Contents
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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
5-4 Starting and Exiting the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer
(Macintosh only) ...................................................................33
5-4-1 Starting ..........................................................................33
5-4-2 Exiting ...........................................................................33
Appendix
Important Notes on Operation .................................................... 34
Condensation ...........................................................................34
Specifications................................................................................. 34
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Table of Contents
1-1 Features
The PDW-U1 is a compact and lightweight
disc drive which, when connected to a
nonlinear editor, enables reading and
writing of video and audio data. In
combination with a laptop computer, it can
be used in the field, and together with a
nonlinear editor, it provides an ideal
inexpensive video production system.
The features of the PDW-U1 include the
following.
Support for all XDCAM
formats
Reading and writing are supported in all
formats adopted by the XDCAM 1) series,
that is, MPEG HD422, MPEG HD, MPEG
IMX, and DVCAM, in addition to all bit
rates.
1) XDCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Support for dual-layer discs
In addition to conventional single-layer
discs (23.3 GB), dual-layer discs (50 GB)
are also supported.
IT-friendly system through
USB interface
1
Chapter
can be used in the same way that an external
drive is used to load data files from the
drive into the computer, and to write data
files from the computer to the drive.
Chapter 1 Overview
Overview
High data transfer rates
The newly-developed optical drive allows
high-speed access (maximum read speed
120 Mbps, maximum write speed 84 Mbps)
from a nonlinear editing system.
Preview and simple editing
using supplied software
Using the supplied PDZ-VX10 XDCAM
Viewer (for Windows), you can preview
material simply. Further using the supplied
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (for
Windows), you can carry out simple editing
and adding of metadata. Additionally, the
supplied PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer (for
Macintosh) allows the XDCAM material to
be used with the Apple Final Cut Pro 1)
video editing software.
1) Final Cut Pro is a trademark of Apple, Inc.,
registered in the United States and other
countries.
Note
It is not possible to write back the results of
editing to the disc inserted in the PDW-U1
using the Apple Final Cut Pro or PDZK-P1
XDCAM Transfer.
The interface is the very widely used highspeed USB (USB 2.0), enabling easy
connection to a computer. The PDW-U1
1-1 Features
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Lightweight and compact
field specification
Chapter 1 Overview
The unit is designed to be lightweight and
compact for use in the field. The
mechanical construction is highly resistant
to shocks and dust.
Menu operation from a
computer using the utility
software
1-2 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.
By installing the supplied utility software in
a computer connected to this unit, you can
make settings or upgrade the unit by means
of menu operations on the computer.
XDCAM
camcorder
Professional Disc
DC IN
PDW-U1
Reading/Writing
Laptop computer
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1-2 Example of Use
DC power
supply
1-3 Supplied Software
The following software are supplied with the unit.
Software
Supported OS Function
XDCAM Drive
Software
Windows
Allows video and audio data to 17
be handled as files on a
computer connected to this unit.
Utility software
Windows/
Macintosh
Provides the following functions 17, 30, Help
on a computer connected to this
unit.
• Displaying device information
• Disc format and recovery
• Firmware updates
• Making settings (Windows
only)
Windows
PDZ-1 Proxy
Browsing Software
PDZ-VX10
XDCAM Viewer
Windows
PDZK-P1 XDCAM Macintosh
Transfer
Ref. page
Organizes clips recorded on a
Professional Disc.You can play
back clips that have been shot,
and select and mark particular
portions for subsequent editing.
With the PDZ-1 software, you
can also create a simple editing
list by arranging clips and
portions of video around
marked shots. By connecting to
a Professional Disc device, you
can also attach marks and
comments to recorded clips.
Chapter 1 Overview
1-3-1 List of the Software
17, 29, 31,
Help
17, 32, Help
This allows material recorded
on a Professional Disc (MXF
files) to be played back as audio
and video, for checking. You can
play not only proxy AV data, but
also the material at its original
image quality.You can also
check the MXF file metadata,
start timecode, and so on.
You can edit material recorded
on a Professional Disc (MXF
files) with the Apple Final Cut
Pro video editing software.
18, 29, 33,
Help
1-3 Supplied Software
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1-3-2 System Requirements
Chapter 1 Overview
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
XDCAM Drive Software
1 GB or more
Utility Software
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software 512 MB or more
Free hard
disk space
XDCAM Drive Software
100 MB or more
Utility Software
20 MB or more
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer
100 MB or more
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software • At time of installation: 100 MB or
more
• For proxy AV data: approx. 1.4 GB
per 90 min. (For the Work folder for
storing material)
Monitor
XDCAM Drive Software
—
Utility Software
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer
Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or better
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or
better
• Color: XGA 16-bit or better
Operating
system
XDCAM Drive Software
Utility Software
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 2 or later, or Microsoft
Windows Vista Business/Ultimate 32bit or later
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 1 or later, or Microsoft
Windows Vista Business/Ultimate 32bit or later
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1-3 Supplied Software
Software
Requirement
Web
browser
XDCAM Drive Software
—
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
DirectX 9.0c or later installed a)
Chapter 1 Overview
Item
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software • DirectX 8.1b or later installed
• Windows Media Player 9.0 or later is
necessary to use ConvertToASF
function.
a) If the computer is equipped with a GPU that
supports DirectX 9.0c, the playback
performance will be improved.
Macintosh
Item
Requirement
Processor
PowerPC G5 2GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, Intel Xeon 2 GHz or higher
Memory
1 GB or more
Free hard
disk space
2 GB or more
Monitor
Resolution: 1280 × 1024 pixels or better
Operating
system
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
Other
•
•
•
•
•
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
AGP Quartz Extreme
PCI ExressGraphic Card
QuickTime 7.3.1 or later
Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 or later, or latest Apple Pro Application
For more details of each software, see page 30.
Note
With regard to the above operating
environment, operation is not guaranteed
on all computers.
1-3 Supplied Software
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Names and Functions
of Parts
Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts
2-1 Front Panel
flashing. Doing so may lead to a loss of data
on the disc.
c ERROR/ALARM indicator
If a fault occurs in the unit, this lights
continuously or flashes red, as shown in the
following table.
1
2
ACCESS
3
ERROR/ALARM
4
DISC IN
Z EJECT
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a
(power) indicator
Lights green when the 1 (power) button on
the rear panel is on.
b ACCESS indicator
Flashes blue when the disc is being
accessed from the computer. If the 1
(power) button on the rear panel is pressed,
turning it off, then the unit goes into the
standby mode.
Note
Do not press the 1 (power) button on the
rear panel to turn off, or disconnect the
power cord while the ACCESS indictor is
2-1 Front Panel
Indicator
Meaning
Lit continuously
Condensation has
occurred.
Flashing four
times a second
An error occurred
(principally a
hardware default).
Flashing once a
second
An alarm not listed
above occurred.
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5
14
2
Chapter
Note
The indicator may flash or light only for
five seconds depending on the alarm.
You can check alarms generated by this unit, using
the alarm log of the utility software. For details,
refer to the help file of the utility software.
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.
d DISC IN indicator
Lights green when a disc is loaded.
e Manual eject mechanism
When there is no power supply to the unit,
to eject the disc, remove the cover over this
part, then turn the screw counterclockwise
with a Phillips screwdriver.
2-2 Rear Panel
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).
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2
DC IN 12V
3
g Disc slot
With the label surface on the right, insert
the disc (see page 21).
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4
Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts
Note
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.
a 1 (power) button
Use this button to switch between active
and standby.
b USB connector (Hi-speed USB)
Use the supplied USB cable to connect to
the computer.
Note
If the video and audio are not output on a
computer connected using the USB
connector, try disconnecting the USB cable,
and reconnect making sure it is correctly
inserted.
c DC power inlet connector
Connect to the AC power using the supplied
AC adaptor and a power cord (not
supplied).
d Security slot
You can fit a commercially available
security cable into this slot.
2-2 Rear Panel
15
For information about how to use your security
cable, refer to the instructions provided with the
security cable.
Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts
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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.
DC IN 12V
2-2 Rear Panel
Preparations
3-1 Software
Installation
For details of software operating environment
requirements, see page 12.
3-1-1 Windows
Installation
XDCAM Drive Software and
utility software
Installing the XDCAM Drive Software in
the computer allows video and audio data to
be handled as files (see Chapter 4,
“Handling Files” (page 23)). In order to
check and manipulate the settings on this
unit from a computer, install the utility
software on the computer connected to this
unit.
Load the supplied PDW-U1 CD-ROM into
the computer’s CD-ROM drive, and run the
program Setup.exe in the XDCAM Drive
Software folder on the CD-ROM. Follow
the directions on screen to install the
XDCAM Drive Software, and then the
utility software.
Note
If an old version of the XDCAM Drive
Software is already installed, it must be
uninstalled before you install the new
version. Use “Add or Remove Programs”
on the Control Panel to remove the old
version of the Sony XDCAM Drive
Software. After doing so, be sure to restart
the computer.
To install the PDZ-1 Proxy
Browsing Software
Chapter 3 Preparations
To use this unit, the necessary software
must first be installed on the computer to
which it is connected.
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Chapter
Load the supplied XDCAM Application
Software CD-ROM into the computer’s
CD-ROM drive, and run the program
Setup.exe in the PDZ-1 folder on the CDROM.
For more details, refer to the ReadMe file of the
PDZ-1.
To install the PDZ-VX10
XDCAM Viewer
Load the supplied XDCAM Application
Software CD-ROM into the computer’s
CD-ROM drive, and run the program
Setup.exe in the PDZ-VX10 folder on the
CD-ROM.
For more details, refer to the help file of the PDZVX10.
3-1 Software Installation
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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.
Chapter 3 Preparations
To install the PDZK-P1
XDCAM Transfer
Load the supplied XDCAM Application
Software CD-ROM into the computer’s
CD-ROM drive, and run the program
XDCAM Transfer.pkg in the PDZK-P1
folder on the CD-ROM.
For more details, refer to the help file of the PDZKP1.
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3-1 Software Installation
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
Example connection
1: USB cable
Chapter 3 Preparations
• 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.
USB
DC IN 12V
To USB connector
Laptop computer
1
PDW-U1
3-2 Connections and Settings
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3-3 Power
Preparations
3-4 Handling
Discs
This unit can be powered by AC adaptor.
Connect a power cord and the AC adaptor
to the DC power inlet connector (page 15)
on the rear panel of the unit.
3-4-1 Discs Used for
Reading and Writing
Chapter 3 Preparations
Note
It is not possible to power this unit through
a USB cable.
This unit uses the following professional
discs for reading and writing:
• PFD23 (capacity 23.3 GB)
• PFD23A (capacity 23.3 GB)
• PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB)
Note
This unit cannot read or write the following
discs.
• Blu-ray Disc
• Professional Disc for Data
3-4-2 Notes on Handling
Handling
The Professional Disc is housed in a
cartridge, and is designed to allow handling
free of risk from dust or fingerprints.
However, if the cartridge is subjected to a
severe shock, for example by dropping it,
this can result in damage or scratching of
the disc. If the disc is scratched, it may be
impossible to record video/audio, or to play
back the content recorded on the disc. The
discs should be handled and stored
carefully.
• Do not touch the surface of the disc itself
within the cartridge.
• Deliberately opening the shutter may
cause damage.
• Do not disassemble the cartridge.
• The supplied adhesive labels are
recommended for indexing discs. Apply
the label in the correct position.
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3-3 Power Preparations / 3-4 Handling Discs
Storage
• Do not store discs where they may be
subjected to direct sunlight, or in other
places where the temperature or humidity
is high.
• Do not leave cartridges where dust may
be able to gain ingress.
• Store cartridges in their cases.
3-4-4 Loading and
Unloading a Disc
To load and unload a disc, press 1 (power)
button to turn the unit on and light the
indicator, and follow the procedures
indicated in the next illustration.
Care of the discs
DISC IN indicator
To load
With the label
surface on the right,
insert the disc.
The disc is drawn in.
Chapter 3 Preparations
• Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a
cartridge using a soft dry cloth.
• If condensation forms, allow ample time
to dry before use.
3-4-3 Write-Protecting
Discs
To protect the content recorded on the disc
from accidental erasure, move the writeprotect tab on the lower surface of the disc
in the direction of the arrow, as shown in the
following figure.
Lower surface
of the disc
Write Inhibit tab
To unload
Press the
EJECT button.
When a disc is loaded, the DISC IN
indicator lights.
Note
SAVE
Write Inhibit
tab settings
Slide in the direction
of the arrow
SAVE
SAVE
Recording
enabled
Recording
disabled
If an unformatted disc is loaded to the unit
when the unit is connected to a Macintosh
computer, select U1 Utility > Eject from the
menu of the Utility software to unload the
disc.
3-4-5 To Eject Discs With
the Unit Powered Off
When the power is not supplied, it may not
be possible to eject discs by pressing the
EJECT button. In these situations, you can
use the following as an emergency
procedure to eject a disc manually.
1
Power the unit off.
3-4 Handling Discs
21
2
Turn the cover of the manual eject
mechanism on the front panel
counterclockwise, as shown in the
figure.
Be careful not to turn the cover more
than necessary.
Chapter 3 Preparations
3
Check the position of the screw, then
using a Phillips screwdriver, turn the
screw counterclockwise until the disc
is ejected.
After ejecting the disc, it is not
necessary to return the screw to its
original position. The next time the
unit is powered on, normal operation
will resume.
4
Replace the cover.
3-4-6 Media Protection
Function
This unit is equipped with a media
protection function.
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3-4 Handling Discs
The media protection function means that
when a disc is loaded in the unit, if you
press the 1 (power) button on the rear
panel, turning it off, or disconnect the
power cord to shut off the AC supply, the
unit switches automatically to standby-off
mode, and prevent a disc error.
4
Handling Files
Chapter
Windows
4-1 Overview
root a)
INDEX.XML
When a computer is connected to this unit,
you can handle video and audio data as
files.
ALIAS.XML b)
DISCMETA.XML
MEDIAPRO.XML
SYSPRO.XML
4-1-1 Directory Structure
C0001.MXF
C0001M01.XML
C0002.MXF
C0002M01.XML
C0003.MXF
Chapter 4 Handling Files
Clip
The following figure shows the directory
structure of discs visible to a remote
computer.
C0003M01.XML
Edit
E0001E01.SMI
E0001M01.XML
E0002E01.SMI
E0002M01.XML
General
Sub
C0001S01.MXF
C0002S01.MXF
C0003S01.MXF
a) Root directory
b) Only when Naming Form is set to “free” in the
File Name Setting section of the Option setting
screen of the utility software.
4-1 Overview
23
Macintosh
root a)
General
PROAV
CLPR
DISCINFO.XML
DISCINFO.BUP
DISCMETA.XML
EDTR
INDEX.XML
INDEX.BUP
a) Root directory
Chapter 4 Handling Files
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
Contains data for
Yes
management of the
audio/video material
on the disc.
No
No
No
No
ALIAS.XML a) Contains conversion Yes
tables for assigning
user-defined names
to clips and clip lists.
No
No
No
No
DISCMETA.X Contains metadata
ML
to indicate the disc
properties.
Yes b)
No
No
No
INDEX.XML
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4-1 Overview
Yes
File name
Content
Operations
Read
Overwrite Rename Create
Delete
MEDIAPRO.
XML
Yes
Contains a list of
audio/video material
on the disc, basic
properties, related
information, and
information about
access methods.
No
No
No
No
SYSPRO.
XML
Contains
information about
device system
settings and menu
settings.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Other files
Files other than the
above
—
No
—
No
—
Notes
• Directories cannot be created in the root
directory.
• The directories in the root directory
(Clip, Edit, Sub, PROAV and General)
cannot be deleted or renamed.
Clip directory
File name
Content
C*.MXF a)
Clip file created by
recording (MXF file)
*: 0001 to 9999
Yes
Yes
C*M01.XML a) Metadata file
generated
automatically when
C*.MXF file is
created.
*: 0001 to 9999
Yes
Yes e)
No
Other files
Operations
—
No
—
Read
Files other than the
above
a) The unit can handle files with user-defined
names in the “C*” part.
b) Only files which are 2 seconds or longer in
length, in a format matching the format
(system frequency) and recording format
Chapter 4 Handling Files
a) Only when Naming Form is set to “free” in the
File Name Setting section of the Option setting
screen of the utility software.
b) Only files which can be written by an
XDCAM device.
Overwrite Rename Create
b) c)
Yes
f)
Yes
b)
Delete
Yes d)
No g)
No
No
—
h)
(MPEG HD/IMX and number of audio
channels) of the recorded sections of the disc,
and which can be overwritten by an XDCAM
device.
c) Overwriting is not possible.
4-1 Overview
25
d) When the “Make the drives RecInhibit.” check
box is not checked in the Utility Software, you
can select and delete any clip.
e) Only files which can be written by an
XDCAM device.
f) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is
changed, a C*M01.XML file with the same
name in the “C*” part is also changed
automatically.
g) When a C*.MXF file is created, a
C*M01.XML file with the same name in the
“C*” part is created automatically.
h) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, a
C*M01.XML file with the same name in the
“C*” part is also deleted automatically.
Note
Directories cannot be created in the Clip
directory.
Edit directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read
Overwrite Rename Create
Yes
Yes b)
Yes
E*M01.XML a) Metadata file
generated
automatically when
E*E01.MXF file is
created.
*: 0001 to 0099
Yes
Yes b)
No
Other files
—
No
—
E*E01.SMI a)
Clip list file
*: 0001 to 0099
Chapter 4 Handling Files
Files other than the
above
a) The unit can handle files with user-defined
names in the “E*” part.
b) Only files which can be written by an
XDCAM device. Partial writing is not
possible.
c) Only files which can be written by an
XDCAM device.
d) When the “Make the drives RecInhibit.” check
box is not checked in the Utility Software.
e) When the “E*” part of an E*01.SMI file name
is changed, an E*M01.XML file with the same
name in the “E*” part is also changed
automatically.
f) When an E*E01.SMI file is created, an
E*M01.XML file with the same name in the
“E*” part is also generated automatically.
g) When an E*E01.SMI file is deleted, an
E*M01.XML file with the same name in the
“E*” part is also deleted automatically.
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4-1 Overview
e)
Delete
Yes c)
Yes d)
No f)
No g)
No
—
Note
Directories cannot be created in the Edit
directory.
Sub directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read
Overwrite Rename Create
Delete
C*S01.MXF a) Proxy AV data (MXF Yes
file) generated
automatically when
a C*.MXF file is
created.
*: 0001 to 9999
No
No b)
No c)
No d)
Other files
No
—
No
—
Files other than the
above
—
d) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the
C*S01.XML file with the same name in the
“C*” part is also deleted automatically.
Note
Directories cannot be created in the Sub
directory.
General directory
File name
Content
Any file
Operations
Read
Overwrite Rename Create
Yes
Yes
Yes
a)
Yes
Delete
Chapter 4 Handling Files
a) The unit can handle files with user-defined
names in the “C*” part.
b) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is
changed, a C*S01.MXF file with the same
name in the “C*” part is changed
automatically.
c) When a C*.MXF file is created, a
C*S01.XML file with the same name in the
“C*” part is generated automatically.
Yes b)
a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in
length. (Depending on the character type, file
names (including extension) may be limited to
21 characters.)
b) When the “Make the drives RecInhibit.” check
box is not checked in the Utility Software.
The following directory operations are
possible in the General directory.
• Directory creation (up to 64 levels,
including the General directory)
• Deletion and renaming of directories
4-1 Overview
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4-2 Preparations
for File Access
4-3 File Access
Operations
1
Accessing files with
nonlinear editing software
2
3
4
Connect this unit to a computer
(page 19).
Turn this unit and the computer on.
In the utility software setup menu, set
items as required.
For details of the file access operations, refer to the
manual provided with the editing software to be
used.
Chapter 4 Handling Files
For details of the setup menu, refer to the help
file of the utility software.
Accessing files with Explorer/
Finder
Insert a disc into this unit (page 21).
Start Windows Explorer or Macintosh
Finder and check that a drive letter has been
assigned to this unit. (The drive letter will
differ depending on the number of other
peripherals connected to the remote
computer.)
You can perform file operations on the disc
loaded in this unit in the same way that you
operate on local drives and files on network
computers.
Note
All file operations are not possible for some
types of files.
For details, see 4-1-2 “File Operation Restrictions”
(page 24).
To eject discs from a remote
computer
For Windows, right click the icon
representing this unit in Explorer, and select
Eject from the menu which appears.
On a Macintosh, click the Eject button to
the right of the Finder icon for this unit, or
drag to the eject icon in the Dock.
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4-2 Preparations for File Access / 4-3 File Access Operations
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.
For the functions and operation details of the
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software, refer to the help
file.
Using the PDZK-P1 XDCAM
Transfer (Macintosh only)
Chapter 4 Handling Files
Using the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer,
you can transfer data recorded in an
XDCAM device as a file to the Apple Final
Cut Pro video editing software. You can
also browse transferred proxy AV data, and
view clips and thumbnails.
For more details of the functions and operating
methods of the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer, refer to
the help file.
Note
The results of editing cannot be written
back to the disc loaded in the PDW-U1
using the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer.
4-3 File Access Operations
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Using the Software
5-1 Starting and
Exiting the Utility
Software
5-1-1 Starting
First make sure that this unit is connected to
the computer.
For connection details, see 3-2-1 “Connecting to a
Computer” (page 19).
Chapter 5 Using the Software
On a Windows computer
With the computer connected to this unit,
carry out any of the following.
• Open the folder in which the utility
software is installed, then double-click
on U1_Utility.exe.
• Click the Start button, and then select
“All Programs” > “Sony XDCAM
Drive” > “U1 Utility.”
This displays the home window of the
utility software.
Notes
• When you are using Windows XP, you
must log on to the computer as a user
with Computer Administrator privileges
to start the utility software.
• When you log into Windows Vista as an
Administrator and start this software with
User Account Control enabled, a dialog
appears asking for permission to
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5-1 Starting and Exiting the Utility Software
5
Chapter
continue. Click the Continue button to
continue.
• When you are using Windows Vista,
privileges differ as follows depending on
whether User Account Control is enabled
or disabled.
- When User Account Control is
enabled: The utility software demands
Administrator privileges and Windows
Vista opens a dialog asking you to
confirm the elevation of privileges
from a limited user account to an
Administrator account. If you approve
the elevation of privileges, the utility
software will run with Administrator
privileges. In this case, you can use all
the functions of the utility software. If
you attempt to start the utility software
without approving the elevation of
privileges, a dialog appears to inform
you that the software will run under a
limited user account. It also informs
you which restrictions will be
imposed. If you start the utility
software in limited mode, you cannot
change the settings in the User Settings
screen or use a log deletion function.
- When User Account Control is
disabled: Windows Vista will not open
a dialog confirming the elevation of
privileges and the utility software will
run with Administrator privileges. In
this case, you can use all the functions
of the utility software.
On a Macintosh computer
Open the folder in which the utility
software is installed, and then double-click
U1 Utility.
This displays the home window of the
utility software.
5-1-2 Exiting
On a Windows computer
Click the × (close) button in the top right
corner of the window.
On a Macintosh computer
From the U1 Utility menu, select “Exit U1
Utility.”
5-2 Starting and
Exiting the PDZ-1
Proxy Browsing
Software
(Windows only)
5-2-1 Starting
First make sure that this unit is connected to
the computer.
For connection details, see 3-2-1 “Connecting to a
Computer” (page 19).
5-2 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (Windows only)
Chapter 5 Using the Software
With the computer connected to this unit,
carry out any of the following.
• Copying Data to the PC Before
Operation (File Download Mode):
Click the Windows Start button, then
select “All Programs” > “PDZ-1” >
“PDZ-1”.
If the PDZ-1 software is started for the
first time after installation, the Browse
for Folder window appears. Select the
folder in which the PDZ-1 data is to be
saved in this window.
From the second time you start the
application on, the PDZ-1 main window
appears.
• Reading and Writing Data Directly
from/to a Professional Disc (Direct
Access Mode):
Click the Windows Start button, then
select “All Programs” > “PDZ-1” >
“PDZ-1 Direct Mode”.
The PDZ-1 main window appears. The
title of the main window is “PDZ-1 FAM
Direct Mode.”
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5-2-2 Exiting
On the menu bar, click “File” > “Exit” in
turn.
5-3 Starting and
Exiting the PDZVX10 XDCAM
Viewer (Windows
only)
5-3-1 Starting
First make sure that this unit is connected to
the computer.
For connection details, see 3-2-1 “Connecting to a
Computer” (page 19).
Chapter 5 Using the Software
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.” (A new
instance of XDCAM Viewer starts with
the file loaded every time you double
click an MXF file.)
• Double click the “Sony XDCAM
Viewer” icon on the desktop (when you
have created a shortcut icon).
5-3-2 Exiting
Do one of the following.
• Select “Exit” in the “File” menu.
• Click the x (close) button in the top right
corner of the window.
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5-3 Starting and Exiting the PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer (Windows only)
5-4 Starting and
Exiting the PDZKP1 XDCAM
Transfer
(Macintosh only)
5-4-1 Starting
First make sure that this unit is connected to
the computer.
For connection details, see 3-2-1 “Connecting to a
Computer” (page 19).
When this software is launched, an icon is
displayed in the Dock.
Chapter 5 Using the Software
With the computer connected to this unit,
carry out any of the following.
• 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…”
5-4-2 Exiting
Select “Quit XDCAM Transfer” from
“XDCAM Transfer” menu.
5-4 Starting and Exiting the PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer (Macintosh only)
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Appendix
Important Notes
on Operation
Specifications
General
Condensation
Appendix
34
When this unit is moved from a cold place
to a warmer place, or operated in high
humidity, condensation may form on the
optical pickup. If the unit is operated in this
state, it may make correct reading and
writing impossible.
Note the following points, to avoid
problems with condensation.
• If moving the unit in conditions where
condensation is possible, make sure the
disc is inserted in advance.
• When the 1 (power) button is on, if the
ERROR/ALARM indicator lights, and
“HUMID!” appears in the utility
software alarm log, do not insert a disc
until the indicator has gone off.
Important Notes on Operation / Specifications
Power requirements
DC 12 V
Power consumption
10 W
Operating temperature
5ºC to 40ºC (41ºF to 104ºF)
Storage temperature
–20ºC to +60ºC (–4ºF to
+140ºF)
Operating relative humidity
20% to 90%
Less than 90%
Mass
1.4 kg (3 lb 1 oz)
External dimensions (w/h/d)
59 × 164 × 226 mm
(23/8 × 61/2 × 9 inches)
164 (6 1/2)
226 (9)
59 (2 3/8)
Unit: mm (inches)
System
Recording/Playback times (single layer
disc)
MPEG HD422
50 Mbps: Approx. 43 min.
MPEG HD (4 ch)
35 Mbps: Approx. 65 min.
Output/input connector
USB Connector (High-Speed USB support)
Accessories supplied
Operation manual (1)
PDW-U1 CD-ROM (1)
• XDCAM Drive Software
• Utility Software
XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM
(1)
• PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
• PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer
• PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer
AC adaptor (1-468-626-6x) (1)
USB cable (1-757-429-2x) (1)
Appendix
Reading/Writing formats
Video
MPEG HD (50/35/25/18
Mbps), MPEG IMX (50/
40/30 Mbps), DVCAM
(25 Mbps)
Proxy video
MPEG-4
Audio
MPEG HD: 16 bits/48 kHz (2/
4ch) or 24 bits/48 kHz
(8ch)
MPEG IMX: 16 bits/48 kHz
(8 ch) or 24 bits/48 kHz
(4 ch)
DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz (4 ch)
Proxy audio
A-law (8/4 channels, 8 bits, 8
kHz)
25 Mbps: Approx. 85 min.
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. 68 min.
DVCAM: Approx. 85 min.
Recording/Playback times (dual-layer disc)
MPEG HD422
50 Mbps: Approx. 95 min.
MPEG HD (4 ch)
35 Mbps: Approx. 145 min.
25 Mbps: Approx. 190 min.
18 Mbps: Approx. 248 min.
MPEG HD (2 ch)
35 Mbps: Approx. 150 min.
25 Mbps: Approx. 200 min.
18 Mbps: Approx. 265 min.
DVCAM: Approx. 185 min.
Accessories not supplied
AC power cord (1)
Specifications
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• For the customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
Part No. 1-757-562-1x (125 V, 7 A, about
2.0 m)
• For the customers in European countries
Part No. 1-575-131-8x (250 V, 2.5 A,
about 2.0 m)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Notes
Appendix
36
• 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
OF FAILURE OF THIS UNIT OR ITS
RECORDING MEDIA, EXTERNAL
STORAGE SYSTEMS OR ANY
OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE
SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT
OF ANY TYPE.
• Always verify that the unit is operating
properly before use. SONY WILL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF
ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR
REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT
OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT OR
PROSPECTIVE PROFITS DUE TO
FAILURE OF THIS UNIT, EITHER
DURING THE WARRANTY
PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION
OF THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY
OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.
Specifications
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
the use thereof for any purpose other than
the operation or maintenance of the
equipment described in this manual without
the express written permission of Sony
Corporation.
PDW-U1
(SYL)
4-131-292-01 (1)
Sony Corporation
©2007