Iditarod shot on P2

I’m a bit confused. Panasonic is bragging about P2 being used for the first HD shoot of the Iditarod. But, last year, Sony talked about XDCamHD being used for the same race. Hu?

All that aside, I’m a bit confused. It seems to me that P2 is about the worst possible format for this type of shooting. They shot 140 hours of footage. On a format that can get at best about 25 minutes per 8gig card, that seems like a really painful way to shoot. I understand that the no-moving-parts thing is nice in -40 degree weather, but wow, it seems like that’d be a hard shoot to pull off without a limitless supply of P2 cards.

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