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Panasonic ships 16GB and 32GB E series P2 cards
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of its new 16GB (model AJ-P2E016X) and 32GB (model AJ-P2E032X) E Series P2 cards. The E Series P2 cards are designed to provide high-quality recording for an average of five years with normal operation.
E Series cards offer the same high-quality recording and capacity as standard Panasonic P2 solid-state memory cards, and feature Panasonic’s signature aluminum die cast casing for durability compared with plastic-based memory card products. P2 cards store content in the complete range of P2-supported frame rates and formats, from HD to SD and from DVCPRO to AVC-Intra 100. P2 cards offer recording of video, audio and metadata in any environment, even in challenging conditions of extreme temperature.
E Series P2 cards are reusable for up to five years when recorded on once daily, at full capacity (100 percent); when used at half capacity (50%), 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 E Series cards 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.