Revolution of Work Flow
A Semiconductor Memory
that Reflects Today's Leading Digital Technologies
Super-Compact, Large Capacity and High Speed
P2, which stands for Professional Plug-in, is a compact solid-state
memory card designed for professional AV use. Basically, four SD
Memory Cards are packaged together to create a single P2 card.
When striped as a RAID 0 array, this gives the P2 four times the
transfer speed and four times the capacity of a single SD Memory
Card. A slim, large-capacity 8-GB*
32 minutes of DVCPRO/DV codec recording yet weighs only about 45
grams. Compliant with PC Card standards (Type II), the P2 card plugs
directly into the card slot of a
AV data on the card
mounts instantly, with each cut as
an MXF file. The data can be used
immediately — no digitizing
necessary — for nonlinear editing,
or it can be transferred over a
network. The P2 far surpasses all
other AV media in transfer speed,
The P2 cards transfer data at up
to 640 Mbps*
, which can greatly
speed up production processes.
*1: Total card capacity includes space for data management such as system data; therefore,
actual usable area is less than the capacity indicated on the card.
*2: The P2 card driver (standard equipped) must be installed. The P2 card driver operates
under Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Mac OS X.
*Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation.
*Macintosh® is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
*3: This data transfer speed is a theoretical value. The actual data transfer speed varies
according to operating conditions and other ancillary devices.
Reliable Performance, Repeatedly Reusable
P2 cards provide superb reliability in even the harsh environments. P2
cards withstand shock up to 1,500 G and vibration up to 15 G,
operate in temperatures from –4 to 140°F (–20 to 60°C), and can be
stored in temperatures from –40 to 176°F (–40 to 80°C). In durability
too, the P2 card goes well beyond ordinary PC cards. Its connector
P2 card (AJ-P2C008HG) can hold
THE SPEED AND CONVENIENCE OF P2
portion, for example, is specially designed for professional use and
has passed insertion/removal tests of more than 30,000 cycles. P2
cards also have a write protect switch that helps prevent accidental
data deletion. Solid state memory has the unique advantage of being
rewritable, over and over again, in part because it is a non-contact
media and requires no rotation. You can use the same P2 card again
and again for years — slashing media expenses while also minimizing
impact on the environment.
P2: The Next-Generation Media
Immediate Startup and Better Data Protection
When you press the Record Button in standby mode, the
AG-HVX200 instantly finds a blank area of the P2 card and begins
recording. It can begin recording immediately even when you're using
it to preview video. In normal use, there's no chance of accidentally
overwriting a recording. Recordings will not be erased unless you
intentionally delete a file or initialize the card.
Hot-Swap Recording and
Other Functions that Add
•Hot-swap recording: Thanks to
the AG-HVX200's two card
slots, you can hot-swap P2
cards and have continuous
non-stop recording. With
multiple cards you can record
for hours without interruption.
Or, using an AJ-PCS060G, the
"P2 Store," external hard drive,
you can download recorded files from a P2 card and then initialize it
(erasing the files), so it's ready for re-use.
•Loop recording: Using two P2 cards and setting the AG-HVX200 for
consecutive overwriting, you can repeatedly re-record during a
particular recurring time slot, always maintaining a recording of the
most recent period. Unlike video tape, P2 cards need no rewinding.
They minimize wasted time and allow seamless, continuous