Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


The microP2 cards are available in two capacities the AJ-P2M032A, 32GB and AJ-P2M064A, 64GB. As the name suggests, we’ve miniaturized each component while maintaining all the reliability of the classic P2 card to create the microP2 in a standard SD form factor. We didn’t stop there, by using the latest SD UHS II interface technology, we’ve also drastically increased the read speed to 2GBps. it’s just as user friendly and electronically robust as the P2 cards, just smaller, faster and at a lower cost.

Physically, the microP2 card can hold its own with the use of Panasonic’s Proof5 technology.  The microP2 card is static electricity proof, shock proof (over 200% stronger then SD spec), magnet proof, X-Ray proof and temperature proof (-250C to +850C)

In a world with an ever growing need for speed, flexibility and in-field content management the SD format opens up opportunities to handle content on new devices. With a 2GB transfer rate, you can rip your contents a lot quicker and speed up your workflow significantly.


Content security is of increasing concern to many professionals. The Panasonic microP2 system offers a content protection system (CPS) effectively locking the content with a password, insuring it’s safely. Only P2 equipment with the same password could read the content from that card.  Users benefit from the knowledge that even if their card is lost others can not view their content.
By using a simple adaptor (AJ-P2AD1), you can use Micro P2 with your existing AVC-Intra cameras and benefit from the speed, size and cost benefits.

Key features / benefits
1.    Lower cost
2.    High reliability benefiting from Panasonics proof5 technology
3.    High speed transfer (up to 2Gbps) for faster ingest of content
4.    Content protection system, securing the microP2 cards content

 * The microP2 card and microP2 card adaptor will not support all P2 products. To use the microP2 card adaptor, a firmware upgrade of current P2 hardware is required and a fee maybe charged



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “micro P2 “The future of P2 has arrived”

  1. Are we standing before a back to basics memory card era?
    Sxs, xqd, P2 etc was sold as tough and high performance cards for professional area in video and still.

    Now UHSII in SDXS packages out perform all the above in all areas except physical handling perhaps. But people seem to value memory pricing a lot even if they buy cameras for £2000-5000.
    Is generic SD/UHSII and SSD units the future?

  2. I remember bringing SDHC camera to big press pools and boxes and the tv network cam ops would laugh and snicker at my small “consumerish” capture cards…while branishing SXS and P2 mags. We’ll see who laughing over the next couple years now. LOLonU!

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