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Sony PFD50DLA XDCAM / XDCAM HD Dual Layer Optical Disc Media (50GB)

code: PFD50DLA
  • £34.80
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  • 50GB Storage Capacity
  • 95 mins Recording Time
  • Pre-Formatted
  • Dual-Layer Media
  • Quick Random Direct Access
  • Durable Re-Usable Media
  • Flexible Metadata Recording
  • Estimated 50-Year Shelf Life

Sony PFD50DLA (PFD-50DLA, PFD/50DLA, PFD 50DLA) XDCAM / XDCAM HD Dual Layer Optical Disc Media (50GB)

The new dual-layer disc, model PFD50DLA, has a total storage capacity of 50 GB. Professional users can record up to 4 hours 30 minutes of high-definition content on the dual-layer disc when shooting with MPEG HD420 mode at 18 Mbps, or 3 hours 20 minutes at 25 Mbps and 2 hours 30 minutes at 35 Mbps. In DVCAM mode, users can get about 3 hours 10 minutes of content onto the new disc. 

The PFD50DLA media is compatible with new XDCAM HD products planned for availability in September, including the PDW-F355L camcorder, PDW-F75 deck and PDW-U1 Drive Unit. The dual-layer disc is also designed for optimum performance with future versions of the XDCAM system. 

Using blue-laser technology, the new dual-layer disc can attain high density recording more than 10 times capacity that of a consumer DVD (4.7GB) using red-laser technology.

The dual-layer PFD50DLA is a 12cm (5 inch) rewritable optical disc with a track pitch of 0.32 µm, encased in a protective cartridge thats designed to be resistant to dust, shock and X-rays. 

With both the new dual-layer disc and original single-layer version, users can expect a minimum of 1,000 read/write/erase cycles and 1,000,000 read cycles, under specified operating conditions, and an estimated archival life of more than 50 years, according to Sony testing. 

The new dual-layer media will be available in September, at the same time as the next generation of XDCAM products, with a suggested list price per disc still to be determined.


  • Storage Capacity (GB): 50.0
  • Recording Type: REWRITABLE

Physical Characteristics

  • Track pitch (µm): 0.32
  • Min. Mark Length (μm): 0,149
  • Laser wavelenght-blue violet (nm): 405.0
  • Writing Transfer Speed (Mbps): 86
  • Transfer Speed (x): 2.4

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating Conditions (degrees C): -5~55
  • Operating Conditions (% RH): 10~90
  • Storage Conditions (degrees C): -10~55
  • Storage Conditions (% RH): 5~90

Dimensions (nominal)

  • Disc Diameter (mm): 120.0
  • Cartrige Width (mm): 128.6
  • Cartrige Height (mm): 130.6
  • Cartrige Depth (mm): 9.1
  • Cartrige Width (inch): 5.125
  • Cartrige Height (inch): 5.25
  • Cartrige Depth (inch): 0.375
  • Weight with case (g): 189,2
  • Erase/write cycles (times): bigger or equal to 1000
  • Read cycles (times): bigger or equal to 1000000
  • Raw by error rate: Inferior or equal to 0.0002
  • Estimated shelf life (years): bigger or equal to 50
  • Estimated archival life (years): bigger or equal to 50

In the Box

  • 1 x Dual Layer Optical Disc Media
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