Panasonic AU-XP0256BG 256 GB express P2 Card B Series
The VariCam Series comprises camera recorders for high-end image production for use in movies, dramas, TV commercials, and other applications. In addition to the VariCam 35 for 4K/120fps recording, and the VariCam HS for HD/240fps recording, the compact, lightweight VariCam LT for high-quality 4K/60fps recording began shipping at the end of March 2016.
The Panasonic AU-XP0256BG 256GB expressP2 Card serves as recording media for the VariCam Series, ensuring the recording of 4K image data (max. 120fps) and HD high-frame-rate image data (max. 240fps) under AVC Intra codec. The new card inherits its strong reliability from the time-tested P2 Card, and features an error correction capability equivalent to the RAID system.
Which restores sector/page error data that cannot be corrected with ordinary flash memory. The P2 Card connector is also clearly superior to that of PC cards, with a durability that enables approximately 30,000 insertion/removal cycles.
The Panasonic AU-XP0256BG 256GB expressP2 Card B Series also has the potential to transfer data at a maximum of 10 Gps,*1 which is about 4 times the speed of the present expressP2 Card A Series. The expressP2 Card with 512GB capacity that is newly joining the lineup enables 4K recording for 180 minutes,*2 making it ideal for the extended recording needs that will naturally increase for shooting documentaries with the VariCam LT.
*1: Using a card reader with a high-speed interface as is expected in the future. When using the AU-XPD1 expressP2 Drive with USB3.0 interface, the data transfer speed is max. 2.4 Gbps, which is the same as the expressP2 Card A Series.
*2: When recording AVC-Intra 4K422 23.98p.