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The Panasonic AJ-PCD20 is a P2 drive which acts as a conduit between P2 cards and a computer. Specifically for use with non-linear editing systems, this drive can ingest up to 5 P2 cards at one time over FireWire or USB 2.0. When connected to either a MAC or PC the P2 cards will appear as one drive, making it extremely easy to browse through video footage. This direct-to-edit (DTE) approach saves time and money while eliminating cumbersome tape-based acquisition that can often lead to dropouts and time code errors.