About Sony Video Disk Units

Final Cut Pro allows you to import video and audio recorded on a Sony Video Disk Unit (VDU), and then edit the resulting media files just as you would edit media files in any other format.

The Sony DSR-DU1 Video Disk Unit is an attachable FireWire disk recorder that uses a 40 GB hard disk drive as its recording media. The drive connects to professional-quality DVCAM camcorders via FireWire and is capable of recording up to 3 hours of video and audio signals in parallel with tape recording.

The Sony Video Disk Unit supports recording, playback, and file transfer via FireWire. You can record video directly onto the drive and then use it as a read-only FireWire drive to import the video and audio contents to your computer.