"Panasonic has made great strides in moving the industry to a tapeless video format with P2 technology and has changed the video industry forever. Working closely with Panasonic P2 technology to develop the CinePorter has allowed us to expand on that technology by offering more options to P2 users," says David Linetsky, president, Specialized Communications Corp. "The CinePorter will work like a very large P2 card while writing to a shock-mounted on-board hard drive."
It will assist users who "need a longer recording time," according to Andrew Hoffman, senior operations manager, Specialized Communications Corp. "At the end of the shoot you move all your files to your editor right from the camera. You can remove CinePorter from the camera and take it anywhere, or attach it to another camera and keep recording."
The CinePorter is small and has an independent power source.