High compatibility and durability for professional XDCAM recording

As the developer of Japan's first broadcast-use video tape in 1959, Fujifilm has long been a leader in the production of high-performance, high-reliability recording media for the broadcast industry. We've continued to innovate ever since, and in 1990 we received an Emmy Engineering Award for the significant contribution our advanced metal tape technology has made to the broadcast industry. In 2007, we introduced Fujifilm PD711 Professional Discs single layer (23GB) and they have been well-accepted in the broadcast industry. Now, have introduced the Fujifilm PD711 dual layer disc(50GB), to meet the need for higher capacity.

Outstanding Durability Under Heavy Professional Use

High-quality materials and advanced production technologies assure outstanding disc durability and rewriting stability, with ultra-low error rates even after 1,000 overwrites.

User-friendly Pre-formatted Disc

As the disc is pre-formatted, recording can begin immediately. Therefore, the Fujifilm PD711 will help users save time and decrease the risk of missing important shots while waiting for their disc to format.

Characteristics for FUJIFILM Professional Dual Layer Disc

By adopting recording layer which is appropriate for high density recording and dual recording layers structure on one side, FUJIFILM has realized 50GB recording capacity. At the same time, FUJIFILM has realized low error rate and ultra wide power margin at both layers with Super Advanced Rapid Cooling Structure.

Recording Power margin

The Structure of Fujifilm PD711 Professional Discs

Precision-Engineered Cartridges

In materials and construction, Fujifilm PD711 cartridges are engineered to the highest standard of precision, and the shutter and bottom half of the cartridge shell are treated with an anti-static coating to protect discs from dust and other airborne contaminants.

Superior Long-Term Storage Characteristics

In accelerated aging tests, Fujifilm PD711 Professional Discs have demonstrated excellent data integrity and a potential archival storage life of over 50 years.

Technical Data

Disc Type



23GB (Single Layer)
50GB (Dual Layer)
50GB (Dual Layer)

Recording Wavelength

405nm(Blue-Violet Laser)

Recording Method

Phase Change Recording

Data Transfer Rate

86 Mbps with 1 Optical Head, 172 Mbps with 2 Optical Head

Track Pitch


Erase / Write Read Cycles

Over 1,000 times

No. of Read

Over 1,000,000 times

Raw Byte Error Rate


Estimated Shelf Life

50 years or more

Estimated Archival Life

50 years or more

Operating Condition

-5 to 55°C , 3 to 90% RH

Storage Condition

-10 to 55°C , 3 to 90% RH

Disc Diameter


Disc Thickness


Cover Layer Thickness


Cartridge Dimensions

128.6mm x 130.6mm x 9.1mm

  • * PD711DL discs can only be used with XDCAM hardware that is compatible with dual layer discs. The following “DL mark” should appear on both the discs and the compatible hardware.

Recording Time


23GB (Single Layer)

50GB (Dual Layer)



Approx. 60min. (HQ mode)

Approx. 145min. (HQ mode)

Approx. 90min. (SP mode)

Approx. 190min. (SP mode)

Approx. 120min. (LP mode)

Approx. 145min. (HQ mode)


Approx. 43min.(50 Mbps)

Approx. 95min. (50 Mbps)



Approx. 45min. (50 Mbps)

Approx. 100min.(50 Mbps)


Approx. 85min. (25 Mbps)

Approx. 185min.(25 Mbps)

  • * “Professional Disc”, “XDCAM”, “DVCAM” and “MPEG IMX” are trademarks of Sony Corporation.