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  • P2 recording format.

    Posted by Navarro Parker on March 1, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Hi all. New poster here.

    The company I work for is planning on renting on a Panasonic P2 camcorder for some Hi-Def work. I know it records DVCPRO 25/50/HD. My co-worker is under the impression that if you record to the P2 cards, the video is uncompressed (and that it only compresses to 25/50/HD if you record to tape).

    But in my thinking, the only way to get uncompressed HD out of a camcorder would for it to have an SDI output, right? P2 just doesn’t have the capacity or bandwidth to record uncompressed HD, right?

    Help me out! 🙂

    Gary Adcock replied 17 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Gary Adcock

    March 1, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    [Navstar] “My co-worker is under the impression that if you record to the P2 cards, the video is uncompressed”

    your co-worker is wrong

    the P2 format is compressed as DVCPROHD (HD), DVCPRO (DV50 /25) or plain old DV.

    the tape format in the HVX200 is DV only – nothing else.

    gary adcock
    Studio37
    HD & Film Consultation
    Post and Production Workflows

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