10 Key workflow advantages
ALWAYS READY ON LOCATION
P2 cam products offer continuous pre-recording and loop-recording, so there is much less chance for a news crew to miss an important event, and there is no waiting for scanners or media to spin-up prior to recording.
MARKING KEY FILE SCENES
The camera operator can mark at the camera head the key files and scenes with icons to help production staff back at the station identify crucial scenes, thus saving time in post-production.
SEND PROXY VIDEO FROM CAMERA HEAD
P2 allows browse video such as MPEG-4 AVC to be sent from the camera head over wireless LAN for review by production personnel or offline editing.
NO INGEST TIME
When a P2 card is inserted into a laptop computer’s PCMCIA slot, it can be instantly recognized as a mounted drive. This permits instant editing or network transmission operations to take place, with no need for “digitising” or “ingesting”.
DIRECT EDITING ON THE CARD
The P2 card can be used for direct editing. This means that the journalist in the field using a standard laptop can start editing immediately with no need to load up.
MXF AT THE CAMERA HEAD
MXF is “wrapped” round the DVCPRO DIF file format at the camera head. The file can immediately be recognized and tagged by newsroom and digital archiving systems.
RANDOM ACCESS OF MATERIAL
Unlike tape, the P2 card provides random access allowing rapid search of material either at the camera head, P2 deck or laptop editor.
PLAY LIST FUNCTION
A unique feature of the P2 deck is the play list making function. The P2 deck can be a simple non-linear editor when cuts-only editing is required.
ADDITIONAL CONNECTION TO IT ENVIRONMENT
Provision of IEEE1394 and USB2.0 digital data interfaces on the camera supports in-field nonlinear editing and provides a path for hard disk recording or videotape dubbing directly from the camera.
RAPID TRANSFER RATE ONTO NETWORK
At a lightning fast 600 Mbps+, P2 files can be quickly transferred onto the network. With some broadcasters archiving all material at the station prior to editing, P2 offers massive timesaving.