Future of P2 Cards
Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:12 AM
The ag af 100 will not record to P2 directly.
Do you think Panasonic will make a p2 version some day?
Are there limitations in the cmos chip that dictate not to go to p2?
Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:45 AM
That all being said, I don't see why you couldn't just marry an external P2 recorder to any camera with a SDI output. Again, this is all just my take on things, and I'll admit, I wouldn't mind not spending so much on tapeless media, perhaps getting eventually to the point where you treat the cards just as you would a miniDV tape-- e.g. not taping over it and moving the data backup and storage off-set.
my 2 cents.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:16 AM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:24 AM
Edited by Rob Featherstone, 12 November 2010 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:32 AM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:21 AM
It was hopelessly expensive, much more expensive than similarly-performing flash devices in other formats. The codec was nothing to write home about and the filesystem choices and use of MXF were an absolute disaster. I wrote a couple of scathing articles on it at the time and had a very long argument with a Panasonic rep on this very forum, during which it was made abundantly clear that Panasonic didn't really understand what they'd created or why.
OK, it works, it is reliable, and it does suffer perhaps a little unfairly from being ahead of its time. It's married to some very nice cameras (though I've always been underwhelmed with the HVX200). It's very nice in newsgathering situations and similar circumstances. The problem is that none of these are things that couldn't have been done, and have since been done, on compactflash cards or any other manner of media.