Hello all fellow PDW-U1 users who happen to work on a Mac!
The new version 2.9.0 of Sony XDCAM Transfer software is out. It enables write back to the Sony PDW-U1 drive from an Apple computer (Intel based and only when running Leopard).
I just received a copy from my Sony Broadcast dealer and tried it with 2 edited sequences from Final Cut Pro. It appears to be working fine. It's not possible (yet) to use the XDCAM disk in the PDW-U1 as a pure data disk, but at least video write back is there now.
Seems like good news to me.
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