Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Panasonic ships lower-cost P2 cards
Panasonic has made available its new 16GB (model AJ-P2E016X) and 32GB (model AJ-P2E032X) E Series P2 cards at the lower costs of $420 and $625, respectively. The new E Series P2 cards are said to provide 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 1.2Gb/s, allowing, for example, users to transfer a full 16GB E Series card’s content (any format) in less than two minutes.
E Series cards offer the same recording and capacity as standard Panasonic P2 solid-state memory cards and feature the same aluminum die cast casing for durability. A notification is given (in the camcorder’s LCD/viewfinder or the card reader’s display) as the card approaches the end of its lifecycle.
The E Series cards are designed to work with Panasonic’s full line of P2 camcorders, recorders and workflow tools. A free E Series firmware upgrade for P2 equipment is required for optimum performance.
The 64GB E Series P2 card will be available in August for $998.