Panasonic P2 runtime chart – Comparison of E Series and A Series Cards

Below is a table that shows how many minutes of footage you can record on a P2 card. There is now a 64 Gig card that runs around $900 so you can finally get 1 hour of full quality video per card!! For the run and gun type stuff I plan to do, I’m thinking I’ll need at least 2 x 64 Gig cards or I may even go the AVCHD route 🙁 Perhaps the answer is to shoot in 720p?

Model # Capacity DVCPro DVCProHD 720pN24 DVCPro50,

DVCProHD 720p30, or AVC-Intra 50


1080i60 or 720p60, or AVC-Intra 100

AJ-P2C004H 4GB 16 min. 10 min. 8 min. 4 min.
AJ-P2C008H 8GB 32 min. 20 min. 16 min 8 min.
AJ-P2C016H 16GB 1 hr. 4 min. 40 min. 32 min. 16 min
AJ-P2C032H 32GB 2 hrs. 8 min. 1 hr. 20 min. 1 hr. 4 min. 32 min.



Difference between P2 A Series and P2 E series?

Panasonic offers two lines of P2 solid-state memory Cards, the “A” Series and “E” Series. The chart below highlights their similarities and differences. The main difference apart from A cards being double the price of the new E series is the service life of the card 5 years VS 100 years.  But 5 years of continuous use seems enough to me and in 5 years we’ll be on 512 Gb cards for $400 right!

P2 Card Comparison: “E”Series vs. “A”Series  
  ESeries “A”Series
Life Span Approximately 5 years when used 100% per day / 10 years when used 50% per day Current A and recent generation R and H series P2 cards have a service life of one hundred years or more when filled with data and overwritten once a day.
Memory Technology Multiple Level Cell Flash Memory Single Level Cell Flash Memory
1 Max. Transfer speed 1.2 Gbps 800 Mbps
What is the durability of the interface section? 30,000 times for insertion/ejection 30,000 times for insertion/ejection
Storage Capacity 16/32/64GB 16/32/64GB
Time Capacity Same Same
2 NLE Compatibility Yes Yes
3 P2 Product Compatibility Yes Yes
List Price $420, $625, $998 $900, $1,650, $2,600
P2 Card Construction Diecast Aluminum Diecast Aluminum

Block Phone Number T-Mobile

If you’re receiving unwanted calls or texts and you’re a T-Mobile subscriber then you can block the offending number by calling customer service at 1-800-937-8997 and they should be able to block the call on their end. Some phones have the ability to block calls from the handset (Memoir™,Behold™, and Highlight™) but if you’re unsure that your phone has this capability then you can call customer service and get them to walk you through the process. An alternative method or last resort is to use the Silent Ringtone Method.

Silent Ringtone Method – block any number on any phone with a silent ringtone

To block unwanted numbers with the silent ringtone method, add the offending number to your address book as a contact (you can give them a nasty name!) then assign that name a special silent ringtone. For this method you have to know how to add ringtones to your phone and also get hold of a silent ringtone that is compatible with your phone.

This is an old article I will be updating it soon to show you a much easier method. As of 2015 there is sill no way to totally block a number but you can send it directly to voicemail without the phone ringing or vibrating.

Panasonic HMC40 AVCHD Video Camera info page & Apture test

Here is a collection of info from across the web on the new Panasonic AVCHD camera, the HMC40. It’s the smaller brother of the HMC150 and costs about $1500 less. It can be bought for about $1900 at B&H (sans XLR adaptor). Why do we love this camera so – it’s shoot full HD resolution 1900 x 1080, takes CHEAP SDHC carder ($80 for a 32 gig card  – compare that to $900 for a P2 card) and you get 3 hours on a single 32 gig card.

Some Photos to start


Some Video


Some Web Articles

Amateur Storm Chasing – Banned by The Discovery Channel – A YouTube sensation!

This three part mini documentary follows two amateur tornado chasers as they race around Eastern Colorado in search of tornados. After the documentary had been reviewed and rejected by The Discovery Channel an anonymous employee describe the pair as “clueless, ill equipped, foul mouthed wankers!”. Follow their hilarious antics that end in inevitable failure, thousands of dollars of damage to property and irreparable damage to their egos.

There are two versions of the documentary below. A shorter, edited down 10 minute version then a longer 22 minute version that is broken up into 3 parts.  

To see bigger sized versions of movies below click here.


Short 10 min Version

This is a short 10 minute version edited down for YouTube.

Part 1

See the science behind the craft of “Storm Chasing” and watch the two embark on their epic journey.



Part 2

Hot on the trail of the twister they head out of Greeley, CO towards the eastern plains.

Part 3

In final part of this exciting series watch the storm chasers mission go horribly wrong.