$76,125.00 U.S. List Price

The PDJ-C1080 is a Professional Disc Automated Robotics system for near-line archive, auto ingest and transmission. Enabling non-linear access to stored content with exceptional reliability and operational flexibility, Sony Professional Disc offers an optimum automated solution in today's multi-channel world. Exploiting all the benefits of the XDCAM format, the Sony PDJ-C1080, Professional Disc Automated Robotics System, integrates with today's MXF-based networked content creation environment. The PDJ-C1080 supports up to 80 Professional Discs (1.8TB) loader capacity with a configuration of up to 4 PDW-1500s in a single robotic unit. The PDJ-CS10, optional cart interface application, provides seamless connectivity with other MXF-compliant editing and playout systems. Intuitive file-based system management via user-friendly interface provides flexible applications with PDJ-C1080.


  • File based network operation for near-line archive, auto-ingest and transmission
  • Removable media of XDCAM, Professional Disc System, provides end-to-end solution
  • Automatic ingest and registration of material
  • Up to 80 Professional Discs (1.8TB)
  • Up to 4 PDW-1500s
  • PDJ-CS10 Cart interface software provides seamless connectivity with other MXF-compliant editing and playout systems
  • Quick restores from archive content
  • Simple, web-based management interface
Features Benefits:
File-based network operation Offering all the advantages of the Sony XDCAM production family, the PDJ-C1080 transforms the efficiency of broadcast and production workflows. Integrating with the existing production and on-air operations, the PDJ-C1080 presents a direct replacement for videotape-based archive solutions while delivering significant operational benefits, greater reliability and reduced operational costs.
Automatic ingest and registration of material Speed of ingest to networked production systems is significantly increased with the PDJ-C1080. The robotic mechanism automates the ingest process, allowing program material to be restored simultaneously from multiple, separate Professional Discs without any human intervention - thus removing the bottle-necks normally associated with manual ingest.
The reliable, rugged choice Teaming the inherent reliability of the XDCAM production family with field-proven Sony robotic loader technology, the PDJ-C1080 offers significantly improved operational reliability compared with video-tape archive systems. Specified for a minimum of 10,000 over-write cycles and with a media life in excess of 50 years, the Professional Disc media used in the PDJ-C1080 has been designed to stand up to the rigors of repeated re-use without degradation.
Reduced operational costs Requiring 40% less space than comparable video-tape robotic systems, the compact footprint of the PDJ-C1080 reduces library space requirements. The durable, re-usable Professional Disc media is also lighter and more compact than tape, reducing shelf space requirements and storage costs. Since there's no physical contact between the optical laser assembly and the surface of the Professional Disc media, mechanical wear is eliminated, resulting in a dramatic increase in overall system reliability compared with tape.
PDJ-CS10 Cart Interface Software Configured with PDJ-CS10 Cart Interface Software, the PDJ-C1080 interfaces with MXF-compliant editing and playout systems from other leading vendors. Professional Discs resident in the PDJ-C1080 appear to external systems via standard FTP or CIFS protocols as a shared network drive. The content of each Professional Disc appears as a subfolder of the shared drive. The PDJ-CS10 software application provides powerful disc capacity management, automatically storing clips to an available Professional Disc of the appropriate video format and with available free disc space.

General Specifications Detail:
Operating Temperature 5oC to 35oC (41oF to 95o)
Storage Temperature -20oC to 55oC (-4oF to 131o)
Operating Humidity 20% to 90% (at 25oC/77oF, no condensation)
Storage Humidity Less than 75% (at 55oC/131oF or less)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 450 x 1830 x 900 mm (17 3/4 x 72 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches)
Max number of discs 80
Installable XDCAM Decks 4
Compatible Decks PDW-1500, PDW-HD1500
Power Consumption 250 W (without decks) 550 W (with four PDW-1500 decks installed)
Power Requirements 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Weight 170 kg (374 lb 13 oz)

Interface Specifications Detail:
RS-422A (VCC protocol) D-sub 9-pin, female x1
RS-232C D-sub 25-pin, female x1
Deck 1 to 4 D-sub 9-pin, female x1
Ethernet RJ-45, 10Base-T/100Base-TX, x1
Reference input BNC x2, Black Burst or composite video (1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced)
LTC input BNC x1 (0 to 8 dBs, 3.3 kΩ, unbalanced)


Description: Release Date: Type/Size:
XDCAM_CART_MK10369V1_h.pdf pdf / 1,030K Download now