Fujifilm introduced the Fujifilm E-Series P2 memory cards for the Panasonic P2 professional video system at NAB 2009 in Las Vegas, NV this week. The E-Series includes 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB P2 memory cards, and offers users a high capacity, lower cost media option for use in compatible P2 system hardware.
“The new E-Series extends Fujifilm’s P2 offering with an affordable card line that is perfect for a wide range of users,” said Tom Volpicella, vice president of business development, Professional Products, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. “The E-Series cards are ideal for broadcasters, professional and freelance videographers, and also offer distributors and rental facilities an opportunity to extend their product offerings to their clients.”
Fujifilm’s E-Series P2 memory cards offer a maximum transfer rate of 1.2 Gbps when used with compatible hardware, made possible by a newly developed high-speed memory controller. The lifespan of Fujifilm’s E-Series P2 memory cards is rated for 5 years of use when recorded once daily at full capacity (100%) and up to 10 years when used at half capacity (50%). Offering the high reliability and durability that professionals require, each card is also designed to stand up to challenging conditions in any environment and is shock, vibration and temperature resistant. As a card approaches the end of its life cycle, a notification is automatically displayed in the LCD/viewfinder or the card reader’s display.
Compliant with the Cardbus Type II specification, Fujifilm’s E-Series P2 memory cards are adaptable to laptop and desktop PCs equipped with a PC Card slot. Additionally, the memory cards can store content in a complete range of P2-supported frame rates and formats, from high definition to standard definition and from DVCPRO to AVC-Intra 100. As with all Fujifilm P2 cards, each E-Series P2 memory card comes with an individual serial number and is equipped with a write-protect switch to eliminate the possibility of accidental loss of material.
Fujifilm’s E-Series P2 memory cards will be available in early summer 2009 in 16GB and 32GB capacities, with a 64GB card to follow in the autumn. MSRP for the P2 memory cards is: 16GB - $440; 32GB - $640; 64GB - $1,000.