Your investment in Panasonic P2 HD production products will provide you with true production-quality video and bring dramatic improvements to the way you capture, process and distribute video content. With P2 HD, you'll enjoy the unmatched reliability of solid-state technology with lower operating costs and the advantages of environmentally responsible operation.
With fast, file-based IT workflow, P2 HD HD/SD multi-format products enable you to deliver production-quality content quicker, resulting in a total cost of ownership savings, while integrating seamlessly with your existing infrastructure.
Full Production-Quality HD
With P2 HD, you can capture extraordinary high definition images in DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra with full production quality 2/3” CCDs, 1/3” 3-MOS, and 4:2:2. As the industry standard for HD production, the DVCPRO HD format offers users cost-effective, proven intra-frame compression, where each frame stands on it own for editing, and its full 4:2:2 color sampling allows the image to hold up under color correction.
Panasonic’s new frame-based codec, AVC-Intra, stands ready to move P2 HD to a higher level. AVC-Intra is the industry’s most advanced compression technology with twice the compression efficiency of MPEG-2 systems. AVC-Intra provides high-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full 1920 x 1080 (vs 1440 x 1080) mastering video quality, and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD comparable quality at half the bit rate, thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card and other storage devices.
From HD to SD, P2 HD provides advantages over tape-based formats, with no dropouts, no head clogs, no missing timecode, no digitizing, and no need for recording head alignment.
With a solid-state, no-moving-parts design, P2 HD “core” products dramatically reduce the downtime associated with mechanical issues. They are better able to perform in extreme environments and resistant to temperature extremes, shock and vibration, unlike mechanical tape, hard disk and optical disc–based systems. Reducing the ongoing cost of acquisition, P2 cards can be used reliably again and again, without deterioration in quality.
With the capacity of the reusable P2 card at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, P2 HD offers greater recording capacity than tape and optical disc-based systems. Because P2 models are upgradeable, there is no need to replace a unit for one with a higher capacity drive. The P2 card is reusable and connects instantly with laptops and major non-linear editing systems by plugging it in directly or by utilizing a multi-card drive or adapter. And, with hot-swappable card capability, you can shoot without interruption for as long as is needed.
Fast file-based IT Workflow
You'll enjoy P2 HD's fast, file-based workflow for acquiring, recording, transferring, storing and archiving video. P2 cards eliminate the need for a special deck and the time required for content ingest. Content can be stored on any off-the-shelf data storage device, including hard drives, optical disc, flash memory devices, tape backup and future data storage technologies. Unlike with tape or disc, as technology evolves, a producer will never need to worry if they will have the video deck from which to retrieve their valuable content. P2 HD records data in files and allows direct edits, with no need for digitizing before editing. P2 HD provides compatibility and immediate connectivity to your existing IT infrastructure, as well as full interoperability with current leading NLE systems. This means you have the versatility and compatibility to shoot in familiar, production-quality DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50 or DVCPRO 25 and then move to full-raster AVC-Intra when you are ready.
Lightweight 2/3 P2 HD
camcorder with 10-bit,
4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording
1/3 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS P2
Hand-held Camcorder with Remote Terminal for Studio Integration.
Portable Proxy Recorder for the AG-HPX250/HPX255 P2 HD Camcorders
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