Panasonic Corporation will begin to release its new memory card P2 F Series (64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB) from June 2012.
The P2 card is a memory card for broadcasting and professional video production use. It withstands impacts up to 1,500 G and vibrations up to 15 G, operates in temperatures from -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F), and can be stored in temperatures from -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F). The rugged specifications of the P2 (Professional Plug-in) card ensure reliable recordings under harsh conditions and enhance news gathering mobility. Because solid-state memory requires no transport mechanism, it eliminates the possibility of clogging that occurs with tapes. It also can be used for repeated recording and formatting over long periods.
The P2 card contains a flash memory error correction system which is equivalent to RAID system, to greatly strengthen the data retention reliability. Because the P2 card complies with the PC card standard (Card Bus Type-II), it can mount directly to the PC card slot of a laptop PC to read or write recording data. Its connector cleared the mount and unmount test at 30,000 time repetitions to ensure the much more rugged than an ordinary PC card. When used with the P2 Drive (AJ-PCD30 / AJ-PCD35), the recording data on the P2 cards F series can be transferred up to 1.2 Gbps.
The new F Series supports writing up to AVC-Intra Class 200 of the AVC-ULTRA family as well as the currently available codecs with the existing P2 devices.
The new memory card P2 F series AJ-P2E064F (64GB) will be available in June, and AJ-P2E032F (32GB) and AJ-P2E016F (16GB) will be available in July.
Please see Panasonic for more on the P2 F series cards.