P2-compatible Memory Cards
FUJIFILM, a major media supplier for broadcasting industry, is expected to introduce a series of P2-compatible solid-state memory cards for broadcasting purposes to USA, and European market, from spring, 2008. For more information about FUJIFILM, visit their website.
P2HD-compatible Media Management System
FOR-A Company, Ltd.
FOR-A's proprietary media management system conforms to AVC-Intra codec, enabling the system to ingest and manage contents of P2 card as meta data. Expected for release in 2008, it can also be linked with an AVC-Intra-compatible non-linear editing system via network, to provide a shared storage for media materials, or function as an archive system. For more information about FOR-A's media management system, visit their website.
P2HD-compatible video server
Thomson's Grass Valley video servers will be supporting DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra. Combined with Thomson's already completed AVC-Intra support in their EDUIS line of non-linear editors, Grass Valley will offer in the future a complete end-to-end workflow based on P2 from direct editing on P2 cards, to playout.
Omneon, Inc. announced that the new 5600-series MediaPort modules for the Omneon Spectrum(TM) media server and the Omneon MediaDeck(TM) integrated server will provide realtime encoding and decoding of HD material using the AVC-Intra codec. Omneon is demonstrating direct recording and playback of AVC-Intra video through the MIP-5601 of a Spectrum(TM) server at InterBEE 2007. The complete MIP-5600 line will be available in mid-2008.
Now that these new partners have joined Panasonic, the P2 alliance partnership will shift into a new stage. Having FUJIFILM as a partner enables more users to experience the P2HD. In addition to providing services with existing software, we hope to share the plenty of merits of the P2 derived from solid-state memory recording system with varieties of customers.
Broadcasting stations throughout the world are rapidly shifting into HD and tapeless production environment, and the demand for replacing the conventional tape-based system is increasing. In the meantime, the P2 series were introduced while leading the industry as fully-featured solid-state memory video recording system. Until today, over 60,000 P2/P2HD units have been shipped worldwide. The number of broadcasting stations employing the P2/P2HD Series is also increasing, as it has grown to 610 worldwide. (As of the end of August 2007.)
In the U.S., P2 HD products are marketed by Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Co., Secaucus, NJ. Visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast to learn more.