Since launching its P2 Emmy Award-winning, solid-state recording format nearly a
decade ago, Panasonic has continued to make improvements to it. In line with this
evolution to higher-speed, lower-cost media, Panasonic is releasing a new series of
memory cards called microP2 cards, which have an SD card form factor to further cost-
efficiencies in media pricing.
Says Pansolutions’ Sean Loeve: “The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 card
adaptor ensures that the new series of microP2 cards will operate in the current P2
hardware. In order to use the microP2 card adaptor, the firmware of current P2
hardware has to be upgraded. This upgrade will be available to P2 products imported
and supplied by Pansolutions in South Africa.’
Loeve notes that the microP2 card will ensure high-speed transfer, high reliability and
the writing assurance of all P2 frame rates, formats and codecs, as well as
Panasonic’s newest compression platform, up to AVC-Intra200 mode of AVC ULTRA.
Furthering the versatility of the microP2 card adaptor, its design allows class10 or
higher SD cards (at bit rates only up to 50Mbps) to be used in P2 products in
“These microP2 cards are the fastest yet with up to 2Gbps speed, which is 12 times
faster than SD cards. In addition they are highly reliable with RAID protection and CPS
(encryption) and will be approximately half the price of current P2 cards,’ he says.
Panasonic’s P2 solid-state memory cards ensure highly reliable video, audio and
metadata recording, especially in challenging conditions of extreme temperature
range, shock, and vibration. P2 cards allow professional users to benefit from a fast,
easy, file-based workflow and exceptional reliability.
Screen Africa magazine – April 2013