P2 in acquisition & live production

Oestergaard, Joern
May 2008
IBE: International Broadcast Engineer;May/Jun2008, p28
Trade Publication
The article discusses the success of Panasonic's P2 solid state storage format for video, audio and metadata in tapeless production. Television broadcasters that adopted P2 technology include Sky News, Reuters and BBC. Operational advantages of the technology include its compactness and lack of moving parts which is ideal for live and location work and its ability to record native in MXF format for a rapid workflow without the need for digitization. P2 technology is also suitable when shooting in demand situations and extreme weather condition.


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