Our commitment to reducing and reusing
P2HD can reduce about 2 tons* of CO2 emissions
Cutting CO2 emissions to protect the environment, and particularly to prevent global warming, is an urgent, worldwide issue. From a management standpoint, environmental efforts are being increasingly reflected in the image and value of today’s corporations. P2HD products meet the stringent Panasonic “Green Product” certification standards, which testifies their excellent environmental performance.
Reusing: Because abrasion-free, dropout-free P2 cards can be rewritten tens of thousands of times, TV stations don’t generate large amounts of used tape like they do with VTRs. Also, because P2 HD systems use solid-state memory, there are fewer parts to replace – such as recording heads and transport mechanism – which again cuts down on waste.
Reducing: P2 memory card recorders are lighter and require less power than VTRs for both recording and editing. For example, compared with our previous AJ-LT95 DVCPRO 50 laptop editor, the AJ-HPM200 P2 mobile recorder uses about 58% less electricity and its weight is reduced by about 49%. In addition to solving the problem of wasted tape, the P2 mobile recorder clearly reduces power consumption. These two achievements alone are able to cut about 2 tons* of CO2 emissions per station per year. In actual use, a variety of other processes combine to reduce power consumption even more, such as the fact that a compact, lightweight design and fast start-up let you stand-by on location with the power turned off. P2 HD is closely linked with environmental conservation in routine broadcasting and production operations, making it true, next generation technology.