Panasonic Ships E Series P2 Cards
Panasonic is now shipping its new 16 GB (model AJ-P2E016X) and 32 GB (model AJ-P2E032X) E Series P2 cards at the low costs of $420 and $625 respectively. The E Series P2 cards provide high-quality recording for an average of five years with normal operation.
Incorporating a newly developed memory technology, E Series P2 cards transfer recorded content at a rate of up to 1.2 Gbps. For example, users can transfer a full 16 GB E Series card’s content (any format) in less than two minutes. E Series cards offer the same high-quality recording and capacity as standard Panasonic P2 solid-state memory cards, and feature the company’s signature aluminum die cast casing for durability.
Unlike other disc-based or solid-state recording systems, P2 cards are a high-speed bit bucket, offering high-quality video recording and optimum flexibility, including reliable performance, instant access to content and compatibility with all P2 camcorders, P2 recorders and workflow tools and all major nonlinear editors and servers. P2 cards store content in the complete range of P2-supported frame rates and formats, from high definition to standard definition and from DVCPRO to AVC-Intra 100.
E Series P2 cards are reusable for up to five years when recorded on once daily, at full capacity; when used at half capacity, the cards can continue to record for up to 10 years. A notification is given in the camcorder’s LCD/viewfinder or the card reader’s display as the card approaches the end of its life cycle.
The 64 GB E Series P2 card will be available in August at a suggested list price of $998.