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Old October 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #16
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Mac????

Any word on the Mac Version?
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Old October 13th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #17
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Yes.

Write back for Mac has been available for almost two months.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #18
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Just ran some tests backing up 16GB SxS cards to XDCAM discs data folders using a PDW-HD1500 deck. It takes about 15 min for each card (57 min. of footage shot at 35mbps), not bad. I assume using a PDW-U1 drive should yield similar times.

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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #19
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Thierry, it sounds like the PDW-1500 is a lot faster than the U1. I did a test a few weeks ago and it took 36:01 to copy 17.1GB of clips from the internal HD of my MacPro to the "UserData" folder of a 50GB optical disk using the PDW-U1.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #20
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Interesting.... Is the SxS card in your Mac or did you attached the camera to the computer via the USB cable? I'll do a test with the U1 for comparison.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #21
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PDW1500 has dual lasers so can read and write faster, I seem to recollect
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Interesting.... Is the SxS card in your Mac or did you attached the camera to the computer via the USB cable? I'll do a test with the U1 for comparison.

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Neither. The BPAV folder I wanted to burn to the optical disk was already sitting on the hard drive of my MacPro. It had been transferred from an SxS card weeks ago.
I was only interested in testing how long it would take to burn data to the disc, and didn't want any other variables to interfere.

The type of data I was buring to the disc didn't matter. I'm sure that the results would have been the same for any 17GB of files on my computer.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #23
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Doug, you were right about the write time using a U1. It took about 37 minutes for a full 16GB SxS card. I was just under the assumption that the dual laser on the PDW-HD1500 was just improving read speads but obviously, it speeds up writing as well. About 2.5 times faster than U1.

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Old October 15th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #24
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Thierry, thanks for confirming. It is always good to get a second opinion.

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