How much does it cost and where can I get it? $95 from DVFilmStore.com
Can I try it first? Yes, Click here to download a free demo of Raylight X
Will I be able to author P2 Cards for playback on the camera? Yes!
Is there any quality loss in this system? No, none. Playback is always from the original P2 MXF file using the Apple codecs.
Is the quality just as good as using the FCP X P2 Media Importer? Yes, it's the same.
What will be the playback/editing performance be like? The same if you edit from files on a disk drive. If you edit directly from cards, the data can stream faster from the P2 cards than from a disk drive and you don't have to wait for the files to be copied and converted to quicktime.