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Jeff Regan
Re: NanoFlash Review
on May 10, 2010 at 9:48:37 pm

Ernie,

A couple of things--and I agree with most of your points-- a solid state record camera bought used is nowhere as big a risk as a used tape based camera. The Panasonic HPX2000/2700/3000/3700 cameras have 5 year warranties. This is because there are virtually no moving parts.

Even though you've taken great care of your camera, a tape transport is nothing but moving, mechanical parts that wear out and get out of alignment over time. Any used card based camera is a pretty safe buy, compared to tape or even disc based.

P2 memory cards are proprietary to a point, but Fuji and Maxell also sell P2 cards, albeit for around the same price as Panasonic. Sony's SxS cards are somewhat proprietary(with the exception of some JVC and Arri models), as are their XDCAM disc based models.

P2 is the most mature and well accessorized memory card platform and is proven daily in news gathering world wide. I think it would be unlikely to see network news crews with external recording solutions onto tiny, non-write protectable media.

Jeff Regan
Shooting Star Video
http://www.ssv.com


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