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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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u1 write back - its there

Hi - its there!

I just received a note from a sony sales rep that the PC-VERSION of the u1 update (write back to u1) is here!

Here is the new manual: www.media-in-work.de/u1/u1.zip

No - I dont have any further informations at the moment, but I already received a personal download link + the firmware will be downloadable in a few days from the official sony sites.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hurrah!

Thanks Uli :) I'll chase Sony support to get it...
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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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Well... does it work?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:07 AM   #4
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Sony prime support have no knowledge of it yet - are you sure you're not dreaming? ;)
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #5
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This info comes from Clive on the XDCAM forum. He is working for Sony Pro Australia.

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PDW-U1 VFAM Driver V2.0 for Windows has now been released.

This enables write back on a PC Platform (XP/Vista).
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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I've now updated to v2 firmware - written XML data back to about 6 discs (disc titles etc) and it works well :) Not tried writing video files to it yet though.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #7
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I don't see the v2 firmware for the U1 on the Sony download site... am I missing something?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #8
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No, It is not on the US Sony site yet.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #9
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Is there also a Mac update? (write now its just for windows platform)
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Old August 6th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #10
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Is there also a Mac update? (write now its just for windows platform)
That won't be completed until late in the year. There's a bit more work to coding for the OSX drivers than for Windows. In essence, they pretty much have to write the thing from scratch whereas with Windows, they're able to hook into the OS code for CD-ROM drives to eliminate part of the process.

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Old August 6th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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it is out any day now. I have it but have yet to try it as no windows on my mac yet.

looking to find a way to make it work with parallels of something.

Mac version later in the year
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Old August 7th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #12
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Yay! The U1 2.00 firmware is now on the U.S. Sony ServicesPLUS site. :)

Note that you need to set up an account to download it, unlike the camera's firmware, but it's quite painless setting up your account.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #13
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I installed tooday and checked it by writing an ext cliplist and a cliplist back to it from PDZ1. Checks good. It puts the ext cliplist in the "general" folder and the cliplist in the "Edit" folder.

It is probably a good idea to upgrade to the latest version of PDZ-1(2.40) also. Here are the steps I took. Restart when prompted by Windows:

1: Uninstall PDWU1 ver.1 drivers
2. Uninstall PDZ1 and Prodisc
3. Download, unzip and install updated PDWU1 firmware(ver 2.0)
4. Download, unzip and install updated PDZ-1 and Prodisc (Ver 2.40)
5. You still have to update firmware, go to programs and you'll see a new Sony app PDWU1 utility. Open Utility app go to update firmware and click update. You'll have to power U1 on/off. Finished...you should be able to write back within the PDZ-1 program. I did no other testing.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #14
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so, if i have my timeline in fcp how can y copy the movie to an xdcam disk, in the best possible quality?
and how can y get the ruches to be archived to an xdcam disk?
Once the ruches are on the disk can they be read by any other xdcam hd player/recorder?

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Old August 11th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #15
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The write capability is currently only for Windows, not for Mac.
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