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Panasonic Announces microP2 Memory Card Series

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Continuing its evolution to higher-speed, lower-cost media, Panasonic announced today a new series of memory cards called microP2 card, which have an SD card form factor to further cost-efficiencies in media pricing. The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 Card Adaptor assures that the new series of 64 GB and 32 GB microP2 cards will operate in current P2 hardware.

    The microP2 card will ensure high-speed transfer, high reliability and the writing assurance of all P2 frame rates, formats and codecs, as well as Panasonic's newest compression platform, up to the AVC-Intra200 mode of AVC-ULTRA, which will be available within 2013. Furthering the versatility of the microP2 card adaptor, its design allows Class 10 or high-quality SD cards (at bit rates only up to 50M bps) to be used in P2 products in emergency situations.

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    "Since introducing this Emmy Award-winning, solid-state recording format nearly a decade ago, Panasonic has continued to make improvements to P2," said John Baisley, Executive Vice President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA). "The development of the microP2 card brings additional innovation to the owners of the more than 250,000 P2 products in use worldwide."

    Panasonic's P2 solid-state memory cards ensure highly reliable video, audio, and metadata recording, especially in challenging conditions of extreme temperature range, shock, and vibration. P2 cards allow professional users to benefit from a fast, easy, file-based workflow and exceptional reliability.

    The microP2 media and microP2 Card Adaptor will be available in spring 2013.
     
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    Do we really need another proprietary memory card format? :banghead:
     
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    Why not, because we all know how much problems SDHC caused. I don't really see the need for it, same with Sony's new format for the PS Vita. It's easier to work with what's already there. It's not like there's a need for a new format, there's already so many. This would be great if there was only 2 or 3, but there's not.
     
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    What problems with SDHC? It's identical to regular SD cards except very very old devices don't support it. Mostly because of higher capacity. And thats it.
     
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    Forgot to mention it was sarcasm, oops :nutkick: My 32GB SDHC card has been serving me well for almost 2 years now in my camera and across various laptops and computers. And other SD cards have served me well in the past. I think it's the only format I've actually never had problems on unlike MMC, microSD and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
     
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    Then how exactly do you think the poor companies are going to rape the average consumer by increasing their profit margin not by tens of percents, but by hundreds?
     
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