Using the P2 Card in a Nonlinear Editor
You can insert the P2 card directly into the PC card slot of a notebook PC, or
connect the P2 drive to a desktop PC via USB. Recordings are mounted as MXF
files, so the clips can be directly registered in your nonlinear editing application
without the need to digitize them. Once the files are saved to the PC's hard disk,
the P2 card can be initialized and reused again and again.
Easy Linking with Conventional Workflows Too
Because the codec used in the P2 system is the same as that used throughout
the DVCPRO family, it enables easy connection to conventional
production/transmission systems, analog or digital, based on VTRs. This allows a
smooth shift from tape to data files.