Article Overview

Panasonic announces availability of AJ-PCD2G single-slot P2 solid-state memory card drive

AJ-PCD2G single-slot P2 solid-state memory card drive

Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of its single-slot P2 solid-state memory card drive, the AJ-PCD2G. Joining the company’s growing line of P2 workflow tools, the PCD2G, with two USB 2.0 cables supplied, requires no separate power supply for file transfers and offers total compatibility with Mac and Windows desktop and laptop computers.

Low-cost P2 drive comes with two USB 2.0 cables for data and power connections

In contrast to other single-slot offerings, the PCD2G will afford complete flexibility and reliability in addition to being a low-cost solution. Because the PCD2G supports all P2 card sizes, P2 formats and frame rates in HD and SD, storage capacity and compatibility are non-issues, unlike many fixed format systems such as optical disc and tape. With a 64GB P2 card inserted, the PCD2G can offer immediate access to more than four hours of DVCPRO, two hours of DVCPRO50 or AVC-Intra 50, or more than an hour of DVCPRO HD or AVC-Intra 100 content.

P2 HD all solid-state products offer high definition recording without the mechanical wear and environmental limitations of tape, hard disk, and optical disc based systems. P2 HD ensures the highest reliability, especially in challenging conditions of extreme temperature range, shock, and vibration. P2 HD products provide a significant reduction in maintenance costs, longer useful product life, and immediate access to recorded video (no need to digitise, ingest or create proxy video files) and metadata. P2 HD provides the reliability of solid-state production; the immediate connectivity to existing IT infrastructures; the speed, ease of use and portability of P2 cards; and interoperability with leading NLE systems.

The PCD2G is compatible with Windows 7, XP, Vista and Mac OS 10.5, 10.6 operating systems and is available now at a suggested RRP of €280.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.77 trillion yen (US $78.4 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2009. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE Symbol: PC) stock exchanges.