Panasonic Simplifies P2 Back-Up with AG-MSU10 Portable Storage Unit

Panasonic Solutions Company has released the AG-MSU10 P2 Media Storage Unit, a lightweight mobile workflow tool that simplifies the process of backing-up P2 content.

Users can purchase the storage unit without a drive (MSU10) or preconfigured with a 256GB enterprise-class solid-state drive (MSU10-SSD) or with a 500GB enterprise-class hard disk drive (MSU10-HDD). Delivering fast, stable transfer of data, the compact P2 Media Storage Unit removes the need for computers or larger, more expensive appliances in the field and can quickly free up P2 cards for additional shooting.

The MSU10 boasts a small form factor with two slots: one for a P2 card, and the second for the AG-MBX10 tray, which supports a 2.5” solid-state or hard drive MSU10 back-up. The P2 Media Storage Unit offers the flexibility of AC or battery operation and includes USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces for easy connection to NLEs. The MBX10 removable drive tray also includes USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces.  This bus-powered unit can be easily transported from the field and connected to NLEs, including PCs and Macs, to expedite the editing process. Content is transferred from a P2 card to the drive at four times real-time.

The MSU10 is ideal for field utilization and supports multiple workflows.  In addition to back-up from the P2 card to the removable MBX10 tray drive, the MSU10 also allows offers Host and Device functions.  This allows the unit to be a P2 card reader (when connected to a computer), or to host an external drive for copying to that drive.

The P2 Media Storage Unit features a 3.2” LCD screen and simple one-touch operation. It provides P2 thumbnail display for confidence and metadata review and supports master-quality 10-bit AVC-Intra (100/50) and DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV recording formats. Clip-by-clip copying is also supported.

The AG-MSU10 is available now at a suggested list price of $2500, which includes one

AG-MBX10 removable disk enclosure. The pre-configured MSU10-SSD, which includes an MBX10-SSD 256GB 2.5” enterprise-class solid-state drive, has a suggested list price of $3,095. The pre-configured MSU10-HDD, which includes an MBX100-HDD 500GB 2.5” enterprise-class hard disk drive, has a suggested list price of $2,595. For users purchasing a non-pre-configured MSU10 unit, a list of approved drives will be available at www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

The AG-MBX10 removable disk tray can be purchased separately at a suggested list price of $150. In addition, Panasonic is offering the MBX10-SSD, which includes the MBX10 with USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces and a 256GB solid-state drive, for a suggested list price of $1,095; and the MBX10-HDD, which includes the MBX10 with USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces and a 500GB hard disk drive, for a suggested list price of $395.

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