Panasonic announces availability of 32GB P2 Memory Card

Panasonic has announced the availability of the 32GB P2 solid-state memory card
(model AJ-P2C032RG) for its popular P2 HD and P2 product line. The product is available at a
suggested list price of $1,650.

On a single 32GB P2 card, professionals can record for 32 minutes in AVC-Intra
100 or DVCPRO HD, 40 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 in native 1080/24p, 80 minutes in
AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD in native 720/24p, 64 minutes in DVCPRO50 and 128
minutes in DVCPRO.

For an AJ-HPX3000 or an AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD camcorder, which have five P2 card
slots, record times quintuple. For example, a user can record for up to 200
minutes of master-quality AVC-Intra 100 1080/24p video with a five-slot
HPX3000.

In addition to a 32GB P2 card, Panasonic also offers the AJ-P2C032RG 16GB P2
card at the suggested list price of $900.

Panasonic’s P2 card is based on ultra-reliable, solid-state memory, consisting
of four SD cards, like those now used in digital still cameras, packaged in a
rugged, die-cast frame that weighs only 0.099 lbs (45 grams). This convenient
card has four times the capacity and four times the transfer speed of a single
SD card. The P2 card is reusable and connects instantly with P2 decks, drives,
laptops and major non-linear editing systems to eliminate the time-consuming
task of digitizing. These PCMCIA-based cards can be easily connected to laptops
using ExpressCard technology with simple, highly affordable third-party
adapters.

The P2 card is resistant to impact (up to 1,500G), vibration (up to 15G),
shock, dust and environmental extremes including temperature changes. It
operates in temperatures from -4 to 176 F (-20 to 60 C), and can be stored in
temperatures from -40 to 176 F (-40 to 80 C).

Unlike tapes and discs, the P2 card has no rotating parts. The solid-state P2
memory card can transfer data at speeds up to 640Mbps to provide the
professional user with fast, easy operation. Compared to tape or disc, P2
acquisition requires no media consumption, resulting in tremendous savings in
media costs.

The new 32GB card is fully compatible with the current 16GB P2 card, so users
who’ve upgraded their P2 product(s) and computer system for 16GB operation are
ready for 32GB operation. For P2 users who haven’t completed this upgrade, it
is a requirement to take advantage of 32GB operation.