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Jeff Regan
New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:06:58 pm

Panasonic is finally offering a single, low cost P2 reader. It's the AJ-PCD2 for $350. Curiously, it uses two USB 2 connectors for buss power and data transfer. No Firewire. Delivery in April.

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Noah Kadner
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 13, 2010 at 11:40:15 pm

Wow- about time!

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 14, 2010 at 2:28:13 pm

Looks like Qio's are in stock as well.


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Michael Sacci
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:45:12 am

That is going to be pretty slow, 1 GB per minute, well at least it is a low cost option. The Sonnet seems like that most thought out solution. Price to speed and function.



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Dan Brockett
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 7:35:06 pm

Hi Michael:

Are you sure it will be 1GB per second? Where do you get that spec from? I don't anyone knows yet about how Panasonic is implementing their dual USB beyond the obvious power delivery.

If that turns out to be true, then it rules it out for me, too slow. Perhaps the QIO will be better way to go.

Dan



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Jason Jenkins
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:58:34 pm

[Dan Brockett] "Are you sure it will be 1GB per second?"

1GB per second sounds pretty good to me! :)

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Dan Brockett
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:07:08 pm

Doesn't work for me. My old PB G4 downloads P2 cards are a tiny bit faster than 2GB per minute, I can do a 16GB P2 card in a little under 8 minutes. I never erase the cards until I have the material on two drives so if I figure 16 minutes to download a 16GB and about another 10 minutes to clone that card drive to drive, that is too long.

May work fine for others though. Just depends on what sort of shooting situations you find yourself in. I tend to shoot a lot of long interviews back to back though for up to 6-10 hours in a shooting day so this is a big deal for me.

Dan

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Jason Jenkins
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:33:06 pm

Sorry, Dan! I guess you didn't catch my facetious tone. You originally wrote "1GB per second".

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Dan Brockett
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:39:52 pm

Gaah! My bad, I did not catch that. I think 1 GB per second would be quite fast enough. Ahh, perhaps someday with instantaneous holographic RAM?

Dan

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Arthur Aldrich
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:53:51 pm

[Dan Brockett] " I never erase the cards until I have the material on two drives so if I figure 16 minutes to download a 16GB and about another 10 minutes to clone that card drive to drive, that is too long. "

You should be using ShotPut Pro from Imagine Products. It allows for simultaneous data transfers to up to 3 drives. Almost no time penalty. I use it regularly and highly recommend it for P2 workflow.

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Dan Brockett
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:26:20 pm

Hi Art:

I was an early adopter of ShotPut Pro. Unfortunately it was causing my MBP Pro to crash. Imagine told me that the only way to make it work was to take out 2GB of RAM, which I could not do as I am a using FCP and Motion quite a bit and need the 4GB of RAM.

So Motion has been a bust for me, it has never worked and it has always crashed my MBP. I think it has something to do with the OS, amount of RAM and the P2 Driver version I have. I have been meaning to sit down and troubleshoot it again, but have not done so yet.

Dan

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Steve Eisen
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 17, 2010 at 1:33:04 am

The latest version of Shot Put Pro is very stable. I have 4GB of RAM in my MBPro and have no issues.

I will admit, I did have problems previously and upgrading solved my crashes.

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Dan Brockett
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 17, 2010 at 1:45:37 am

What did you upgrade Steve? Your OS, QT, P2 Drivers or version of SHotPut or some combination of the above? I gave up on it a year ago when I bought it but perhaps it will now cooperate better? Which versions of the above software are you running?

Thanks,

Dan

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Michael Sacci
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:26:43 pm

Sorry, I do that all the time, I meant, 1GB/per is the norm for USB2 and FW100.



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Martin Jordan
Re: New Single Card P2 Reader by Panasonic
on May 27, 2010 at 6:40:00 pm

B & H has this listed for preorder and they list it at 480Mbps.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/683343-REG/Panasonic_AJPCD2GPJ_AJ_PCD2GPJ_Single_Slot_P2_Memory.html#specifications

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