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  • 4:2:2 10-bit full-raster, Native 1920 x 1080 recording in AVC-Intra 100 4:4:4 RGB dual link output and simultaneous 4:2:2 HD record in camera Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 Variable frame rates (1fps to 30fps) and 23.98psf/24psf video output Film Rec 600% gamma maps the camera’s entire imager to deliver high dynamic range and pristine images Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) & Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS)
  • The results of the watershed Camera Assessment Series (CAS) will first be unveiled at the PGA’s inaugural Produced By Conference on June 6, representing a landmark moment in the history of HD camera technology.  Spearheaded by ASC Technology Committee Chairman Curtis Clark, ASC Camera Sub-Committee Chairman Dave Stump, ASC Workflow Sub-Committee Chairman Al Barton and Revelations co-founder and PGA member Lori McCreary, the Camera Assessment Series featured teams of PGA members and DPs “road testing” eight of the best cameras available, including top models from Sony, Panavision, Arri and RED. Cameras were put through their paces simultaneously over the course of a weekend on the Universal lot—including setups at “Jaws Lake” and Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane sets—allowing for a true “apples to apples” evaluation.
  • • 4:2:2 10-bit full-raster recording in AVC-Intra 100 • Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 • Film Rec 600% gamma maps the camera’s entire imager to deliver high dynamic range and pristine images • Variable frame rates (from 1fps to 60fps in 720p mode) and 1080/23.98/24psf Output • Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) & Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS)
  • The perfect combination of high-quality video and a fast workflow, including native editing ability on multiple NLEs, or, in a dailies workflow 2/3” 2.2 megapixel 3-CCD camera offers 4:4:4 RGB dual-link output, simultaneous full-raster 1920 x 1080 recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling in AVC-Intra 100 Film-Rec 600% to deliver high dynamic range for movie and TV productions. None of the headaches of ther high-resolution camera solutions No rendering, no de-bayering, no delays! P2 VariCam’s are super high quality cameras that are priced very reasonably – in terms of performance, features and especially reliability.  
  • Full-raster 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording with AVC-Intra Standard DVCPRO HD/50/25 Compatibility Up/down and cross-conversion on playback Versatile I/Os: HD-SDI, AES audio, IEEE 1394, RS-422 control, USB 2.0 1080 23.98/24PsF input/output Real-time playback of 720p variable frame rates (over/under cranking)
  • Long Record Times (with six 64GB P2 cards) 8 hrs 1080 24p AVC-Intra 100 / 16 hrs 720 24p AVC-Intra 100 / DVCPRO HD Master-quality Record (23.98/24.00psf) Sony F900 (AVC-Intra provides much higher video quality) Arri, Sony F23/35, Genesis, high-speed Phantom Master record / Enhanced Features with VariCam 27H Film-Rec Gamma corrector Real-time playback of 720p VFR (over/under cranking) HD Assist / Playback for P2 and other cameras Playback / continuity for film cameras (via its composite output)
  • Continuity, compositing / pre-visualization on the set is needed…just in case the DP got the wrong shot, so, they can do a retake, etc. RED has NO fast workflow and no instant access to HD video content Some customers use P2 Mobiles for on-set HD Assist / video playback from RED's output   720p monitor output (not professional) Eg: We provided 2 P2 Mobile for “Leaves of Grass.” There’s a running post on the CML regarding our P2 Recorders (P2 Mobile and P2 Portable).  Here’s a nice posting from Roberto Schaefer.  He’s a super high-end ASC DP who shot the latest “James Bond” flick, “Quantum of Solace”.  We gave him two P2 Mobiles for a two camera Indy RED flick last summer.  This is nice PR.  This type of workflow (including severe RED workflow limitations) is also one of the reasons why we’ve been pushing the P2 Mobile as the center of Video Village. “ We used 2 of their mobile P2 decks for an HD video assist system with the RED camera's HD/SDI output. Even though it was only 720p output it worked great. We were doing VFX twinning and eyelines were extremely important for the one actor to reference. The system worked beautifully. We viewed it all on 2 Panasonic 1760 monitors.” R.Schaefer, asc
  • • 4:2:2 10-bit full-raster recording in AVC-Intra 100 • Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 • Film Rec 600% gamma maps the camera’s entire imager to deliver high dynamic range and pristine images • Variable frame rates (from 1fps to 60fps in 720p mode) and 1080/23.98/24psf Output • Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) & Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS)
  • • 4:2:2 10-bit full-raster recording in AVC-Intra 100 • Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 • Film Rec 600% gamma maps the camera’s entire imager to deliver high dynamic range and pristine images • Variable frame rates (from 1fps to 60fps in 720p mode) and 1080/23.98/24psf Output • Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) & Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS)
  • LCOS color viewfinder with one-inch diameter imager system Compatible with AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam Built-in heating function improves response speeds at low temperatures Accurate color viewing Over 500 lines of color resolution Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF, 59.94i, 720p and others
  • LCOS color viewfinder with one-inch diameter imager system Compatible with AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam Built-in heating function improves response speeds at low temperatures Accurate color viewing Over 500 lines of color resolution Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF, 59.94i, 720p and others
  • LCOS color viewfinder with one-inch diameter imager system Compatible with AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam Built-in heating function improves response speeds at low temperatures Accurate color viewing Over 500 lines of color resolution Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF, 59.94i, 720p and others
  • LCOS color viewfinder with one-inch diameter imager system Compatible with AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam Built-in heating function improves response speeds at low temperatures Accurate color viewing Over 500 lines of color resolution Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF, 59.94i, 720p and others
  • LCOS color viewfinder with one-inch diameter imager system Compatible with AJ-HPX3700, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam Built-in heating function improves response speeds at low temperatures Accurate color viewing Over 500 lines of color resolution Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF, 59.94i, 720p and others
  • What are the main differences between the E Series cards and current “A” Series cards? Type of flash memory, card lifetime, transfer speed and price What is technically different that results in a shorter life span? Current P2 cards, including the “A” Series use Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash Memory. The “E” Series of P2 cards use Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory. In SLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds one bit of data in MLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds two bits of data. While MLC NAND flash memory holds more data and reduces the unit price per byte, it offers fewer overwrites than SLC NAND flash memory does. On the other hand, MLC NAND flash memory costs less.
  • What are the main differences between the E Series cards and current “A” Series cards? Type of flash memory, card lifetime, transfer speed and price What is technically different that results in a shorter life span? Current P2 cards, including the “A” Series use Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash Memory. The “E” Series of P2 cards use Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory. In SLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds one bit of data in MLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds two bits of data. While MLC NAND flash memory holds more data and reduces the unit price per byte, it offers fewer overwrites than SLC NAND flash memory does. On the other hand, MLC NAND flash memory costs less.
  • What is the maximum transfer rate for these P2 cards? 1.2 Gbps. Current A Series P2 cards have a max rate of 800 Mbps. Please note, transfer speeds are based on several factors, including computer and disk / RAID configuration, copy method or application software and potential network traffic. During the P2 E Series card usable life, is it the same quality and reliability as the current “A” or “R” series? Yes. Are the E Series cards compatible with non-linear editing and server solutions? Yes. As always, please contact your non-linear editing or server provider with any specific questions. Are the E Series Cards compatible with all P2 camcorders, recorders and workflow tools? Yes, though, the AJ-PCD35 requires a firmware and driver upgrade.
  • Are the E Series Cards compatible with all P2 camcorders, recorders and workflow tools? Yes, though, the AJ-PCD35 requires a firmware and driver upgrade. When will the AJ-PCD35 firmware and driver upgrade be available? This software will be released at the same time as the new E Series P2 Card, currently planned for May 2009, with the release of the AJ-P2E016X 16GB and AJ-P2E032X 32GB E Series P2 cards. This upgrade will be available for download at www.panasonic.com/broadcast . Is there a time capacity difference between the E Series and current A series P2 Cards? “ E” Series P2 Cards have the same time capacity as other series of P2 Cards.
  • Why are these new E Series P2 Cards are still based on a PCMCIA form factor? These new cards still have the PCMCIA form factor to ensure compatibility between all existing P2 Cameras, Recorders and workflow tools, as well as newer P2 products. Even though the form factor is the same, Panasonic continues development on the P2 card platform. For example, the new E Series P2 card achieves a maximum 1.2 Gbps transfer speed, allowing for faster transfer / offload capability of P2 content. Only recently, the A Series p2 card achieved an 800 Mbps transfer speed, again, an increase on previous generation’s of P2 cards. Unlike other disc-based or solid-state recording systems, P2 cards are a high-speed bit bucket, offering high-quality video and incredible flexibility, including: Reliability & Instant access Complete data compatibility in all P2 Camcorders, P2 Recorders, workflow tools P2 cards can store ALL P2 frame rates and formats: HD, SD, DVCPRO HD/50/25 and AVC-Intra 100 / 50 Over 100,000 P2 units in use around the world NLE compatibility with all major NLEs and servers How can I use these cards with new laptops that have Express card adapters Panasonic’s AJ-PCD20 P2 Drive provides IEEE.1394 and USB 2.0 connectivity.  Most laptops or computers have one or both of these.  Also, the new Panasonic AJ-PCD35 P2 Drive provides super fast connectivity via a PCI-e connector to desktop computers.  There are 3rd party adapters available to connect this unit to laptops.
  • How can I use these cards with new laptops that have Express card adapters Many laptops, including mine, have both PCMCIA and Express card slots Panasonic’s AJ-PCD20 P2 Drive provides IEEE.1394 and USB 2.0 connectivity.  Most laptops or computers have one or both of these  The new Panasonic AJ-PCD35 P2 Drive provides super fast connectivity via a PCI-e connector to desktop computers.  There are 3rd party adapters available to connect this unit to laptops Including Magma adapter. http://www.magma.com/products/pciexpress/expressbox1/prices.html
  • HD Expo Jun 09

    1. 1. VariCam 3700: 1080P P2 HD Camcorder w/VFR & 4:4:4 Output <ul><li>4:2:2 10-bit full-raster, 1920x1080 recording in AVC-Intra 100 </li></ul><ul><li>4:4:4 RGB output and simultaneous 4:2:2 record in camera </li></ul><ul><li>Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 </li></ul><ul><li>VFR (1fps to 30fps) and 23.98/24.00psf output </li></ul><ul><li>Film Rec 600% for high dynamic range </li></ul><ul><li>Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS) </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $59,950 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Camera Assessment Series: VariCam 3700 <ul><li>American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and Producers Guild of America (PGA) </li></ul><ul><li>Side-by-side test of leading Digital cameras and one 35mm camera in a DI (Digital Intermediate) workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Min specs: 1080p imager w/ Dual-link 4:4:4 output </li></ul><ul><li>Includes VariCam 3700, Arri D21, Sony F23, Sony F35, Panavision Genesis, Thomson Viper, Red, and the Arri 435 film camera </li></ul><ul><li>Info on image quality, lighting needs and on-set ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>The results were unveiled last weekend @ the PGA’s inaugural “Produced By Conference” </li></ul><ul><li>VariCam 3700 had great results without needing long rendering or debayering sessions or multiple power windows </li></ul><ul><li>The VariCam 3700 is the highest quality camcorder that Panasonic has manufactured...it's amongst industry recognized elite Digital Cinema camcorders </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more info, please visit http://www.ascmag.com/news/News_Articles/News_218.php </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Customer Quote <ul><li>  “ I've shot with the 3700, and shot a lot of torture tests with it.  I also spent a lot of time with it during the ASC Camera Assessment that was done a few weeks ago.  I love the 3700.  It has excellent resolution (I've seen my work blown up to 40' screens with it, and it looks phenomenal).  My sensitivity tests led me to rate it at around 500ASA in FilmRec mode (600% dynamic level), and it is a very comfortable, fast, easy camera to shoot with.  Very versatile .  For many shoots, I'd pick it over the RED for a host of reasons, including convenience, image quality, ease of hand held, and post production .   I've seen the 3700 do amazing things with a single candle lighting a scene, available light at night on city streets, and holding high-contrast day exterior scenes.” Graham Futerfas (CML) </li></ul>
    4. 4. VariCam 2700: 2/3&quot; 1M Pixel 3-CCD P2 HD Camcorder <ul><li>4:2:2 10-bit full-raster recording in AVC-Intra 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Also supports DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra 50 </li></ul><ul><li>VFR (1fps to 60fps in 720p mode) </li></ul><ul><li>Film Rec 600% for high dynamic range </li></ul><ul><li>Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) & Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS) </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $39,950 </li></ul>
    5. 5. P2 VariCam’s <ul><ul><li>High-quality video and a fast workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native editing ability on multiple NLEs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film-Rec 600% delivers high dynamic range for movie and TV production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>None of the headaches of other high-resolution camera solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No rendering, no de-bayering, no delays! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High quality, yet reasonably priced cameras – in terms of performance, features and especially reliability! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. MESSAGING vs. Tape <ul><li>Producers do not care about technology </li></ul><ul><li>Producers care about getting the project on-time and under budget </li></ul><ul><li>P2 camcorders provide a total cost of ownership benefit over older tape-based camcorders </li></ul><ul><li>Customers are selling old Digi-Beta’s on Ebay and need to move to the future….2 P2 </li></ul><ul><li>P2 acquisition costs are up to 50% less than tape (P2 cards and disk drives) </li></ul><ul><li>P2 post production is significantly faster and less expensive than tape </li></ul><ul><li>P2 is less expensive in the field (quick set-ups) </li></ul>
    7. 7. MESSAGING vs. Red <ul><li>P2 VariCams are much more reliable than RED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RED can provide a nice picture – assuming the camera actually turns on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P2 VariCams have many in-camera features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting Film-Rec provides a nice look and limited color correction needs (limiting a producer’s post cost exposure) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red requires major color correction – adding to costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red files are heavily compressed and require extensive rendering / debayering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P2 VariCams are great for multiple applications – from live-events to sports to TV to Cinema (including 4:4:4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RED cannot work in a live event – there is NO HD outputs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P2 VariCams offer a wide range of professional lens choices, including CAC and zoom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RED is based on a limited market of old film lenses and poor quality, cheap new lenses </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile <ul><li>Full-raster 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720p 10-bit 4:2:2 recording with optional AVC-Intra </li></ul><ul><li>Standard DVCPRO HD/50/25 Compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Up/down/cross-conversion on playback </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile I/Os: HD, IEEE 1394, RS-422, USB 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>1080 23.98/24PsF input/output </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time playback of 720p VFR (over/under cranking) </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $12,000 </li></ul>
    9. 9. P2 Mobile: The King of Video Village <ul><li>Long Record Times (with six 64GB P2 cards) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 hrs 1080 24p AVC-Intra 100 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16 hrs 720 24p AVC-Intra 100 / DVCPRO HD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Master-quality Record (23.98/24.00psf) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sony F900 (AVC-Intra provides much higher video quality) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arri, Sony F23/35, high-speed Phantom (fast P2 workflow) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Master record / Enhanced Features with VariCam 27H </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film-Rec Gamma corrector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time playback of 720p VFR (over/under cranking) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. P2 Mobile.4.HD Assist / Playback / Continuity <ul><li>Also Compositing / Pre-visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Needed for all production, including P2 and film cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Due to various state tax incentives, there’s major Movie and TV production nationwide (not just in LA or NYC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Louisiana, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also network TV shooting in North Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great opportunity to sell P2 Mobiles, switchers and LCD monitors to DIT’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also great for Video Assist operators upgrading to HD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget about the Rental Co’s & Red users </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. AJ-PCD35: P2 Workflow Tool <ul><li>Facilitates high speed data transfers of up to 1.2 Gbps to NLE/Servers through PCI Express interface </li></ul><ul><li>Five P2 card slots </li></ul><ul><li>Supports AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD/50/25 </li></ul><ul><li>Internal or external drive </li></ul><ul><li>PC/Mac support </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $2,190 </li></ul>
    12. 12. AJ-PCD20: P2 Workflow Tool <ul><li>Facilitates high speed data transfers to NLE/Servers through IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 interface </li></ul><ul><li>Five P2 card slots </li></ul><ul><li>Supports AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD/50/25 </li></ul><ul><li>Internal or external drive </li></ul><ul><li>PC/Mac support </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $1,980 </li></ul>
    13. 13. AJ-HRW10: P2 Rapid Writer <ul><li>Automated high speed copy to two 3.5” removable HDD’s </li></ul><ul><li>5-inch LCD screen with simple touch-screen operation </li></ul><ul><li>RAID-1 (Mirrored) / JBOD selectable </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Clip Playback of AVC-Intra 100/50, DVCPROHD/50/25 </li></ul><ul><li>Five P2 Card slots and GigE port </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $9,995 </li></ul>
    14. 14. AJ-CVF100: Color Viewfinder <ul><li>LCOS color viewfinder with 1” diameter imager system </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with P2 VariCams, AJ-HPX3000/2000, AJ-HDX900, AJ-HDC27H VariCam </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in heater improves response at low temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate color viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Supports multiple Digital Cinema and broadcast formats, including 1080/23.98/24PsF </li></ul><ul><li>SLP: $8,495 / Shipping: June </li></ul>
    15. 15. New P2 E Series Cards Dramatically Lower Price Higher Transfer Rate
    16. 16. P2 E Series Cards <ul><li>Highly reliable and cost effective recording </li></ul><ul><li>16GB and 32GB E-Series P2 cards available this May </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SLP: $420 and $625 respectively </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>64GB E-Series P2 card available in August </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SLP: $998 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum 1.2Gbps transfer rate </li></ul><ul><li>We will still sell the current A Series P2 cards </li></ul>
    17. 17. P2 E Series Cards <ul><li>When recorded once daily, at full capacity (100%), the cards are reusable for up to five years </li></ul><ul><li>At 50% capacity, they will record for up to 10 years or longer </li></ul><ul><li>A notification is given in the P2 camcorder or recorder as the card approaches the end of its life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>The card’s usable life can also be monitored with P2 Formatter software </li></ul>
    18. 18. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>What are the main differences between the E Series cards and current “A” Series cards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of flash memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Card lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>What is technically different that results in a shorter life span? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current P2 cards use Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E Series P2 cards use Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In SLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds one bit of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In MLC NAND flash memory, each cell holds two bits of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLC NAND flash memory holds more data and reduces the unit price per byte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLC NAND flash memory offers fewer overwrites than SLC NAND flash memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLC NAND flash memory costs less </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>What is the Life Span of the new E Series P2 cards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When recorded once daily, at full capacity (100%), the new E-Series cards are reusable for up to five years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When used at half capacity (50%), the cards will continue to record for up to 10 years or longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current P2 cards have a service life of one hundred years or more when filled with data and overwritten once a day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the maximum transfer rate for these P2 cards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.2 Gbps. Current A Series P2 cards have a max rate of 800 Mbps </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>During the P2 E Series card usable life, is it the same quality and reliability as the current A Series P2 Cards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are the E Series cards compatible with NLE and servers? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes. As always, please contact your NLE or server provider with any specific questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are the E Series Cards compatible with all P2 camcorders, recorders and workflow tools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, though, the AJ-PCD35 requires a firmware and driver upgrade </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>When will the AJ-PCD35 firmware and driver upgrade be available? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the same time as the new E Series P2 Card, currently planned for May 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This upgrade will be available online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is there a recording capacity difference between the E Series and current P2 Cards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E Series P2 cards have the same recording capacity as current P2 Cards </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>Why are these new E Series P2 Cards still based on a PCMCIA form factor? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures compatibility between all existing P2 Cameras, Recorders and workflow tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panasonic continues development on the P2 card platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New E Series P2 card achieves a maximum 1.2 Gbps transfer speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Series P2 card achieves a maximum 800 Mbps transfer speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P2 cards can store ALL P2 frame rates and formats: HD, SD, DVCPRO HD/50/25 and AVC-Intra 100 / 50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NLE compatibility with all major NLEs and servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 110,000 P2 units in use around the world </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. P2 E Series FAQ’s <ul><li>How can I use these cards with new laptops that have Express card adapters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many laptops (including mine), have both PCMCIA and Express card slots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panasonic’s AJ-PCD20 P2 Drive provides IEEE.1394 and USB 2.0 connectivity.  Most laptops or computers have one or both of these  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new Panasonic AJ-PCD35 P2 Drive provides super fast connectivity via a PCI-e connector to desktop computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are 3rd party adapters available to connect this unit to laptops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magma adapter - http://www.magma.com/products/pciexpress/expressbox1/prices.html </li></ul></ul></ul>

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