I will be going on a 9 day river trip. On that trip, we will be shooting a documentary on my Panasoinc HVX and my Canon 5D. For my video guys out there, I know you all know it would be far too expensive to purchase enough P2 cards for my trip. I might be able to purchase enough SD cards for my trip but I am trying to figure out a way to transfer my P2 media to an external hard drive. That sounds easier and cheaper. Batteries will be scarce on this river trip so a laptop conversion might not work. Is there a device that exists that will transfer P2 media straight to an external HD without needing a laptop? I'm not experienced in this realm of filmmaking and I know something like this must exist. How do the people from Discovery and History channel pull it off? Any suggestions?