Panasonic announces dramatic innovation in P2 media with the introduction of microP2 card series

Companion microP2 Card Adaptor Ensures Compatibility with Existing P2 Hardware (Wiesbaden)

Continuing its evolution to higher-speed, lower-cost media, Panasonic today announced a new series of ‘microP2’ memory cards which have an SD card form factor to enhance cost-efficiencies in media pricing. The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 Card Adaptor assures that the new series of 64GB and 32GB microP2 cards will operate in the current P2 hardware.

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: the AVC-Intra200 mode of AVC ULTRA, which will be available in 2013. Furthering the versatility of the microP2 card range, the adaptor’s design allows class10 or higher SD cards (at bit rates only up to 50Mbps) to be used in P2 products in emergency situations.

“Since introducing this Emmy-Award-winning, solid-state recording format nearly a decade ago, Panasonic has continued to make improvements to P2,” said John Baisley, Executive Vice President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA). “The development of the microP2 card brings additional innovation to the owners of the more than 250,000 P2 products in use worldwide.” 

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.

The microP2 Card and microP2 Card Adaptor will be available in spring 2013. The microP2 card and microP2 card adaptor will not support all products within the P2 range. To use microP2 card adaptor, the firmware of current P2 hardware will require- an upgrade.