Has anyone tried to connect the Sony PDW-U1 into a network? I realize it only has a USB interface, but can its files be shared over a network in Mac OSX while it's connected to a Mac host (like with a hard drive)? I tried the obvious and it did not show up as a drive on a Mac running OSX 10.4.11. Is there a special driver for this, or is the only option buying a XDCam deck with an ethernet interface?
Multivision Video & Film
Looks like you need Sony's Transfer software. From the Sony UK site:
"The PDW-U1 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."
and from a Sony US site:
"Once installed, the software enables FCP users to mount Professional Discs into the Mac's Finder by simply plugging in a Firewire/i.Link cable from an XDCAM camcorder or deck. Proxy A/V content can be browsed directly, and the full quality content imported into FCP. Edited sequences can be exported directly back onto a connected XDCAM disc."