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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Sharpe View Post
    Hey, so I bought a Duracell 16GB Class 10 SDHC card yesterday at Futureshop, it was on sale for $30. Has anyone had experience with this brand before? I realize it's certainly not a name you associate with SD media, but I was looking for a deal.

    I won't be shooting anything important on the AF100 for the first couple months, as I'm heading into a prodution using 16mm film, but before I do shoot something important should I really get a Panasonic or SanDIsk?
    Yes, that was a steal - sold out almost immediately. I don't know about the quality of the cards but I have a couple of 4GB Duracell Class 4s and they've been reliable for over a year in a Sound Devices unit.
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    So where do we see what speeds we need for overcranking and such? I say this because I see read/write speeds all over the place regardless of what class they are.


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    The "class" is a guaranteed minimum write speed, in megabytes. Class 4 is minimum 4 megabytes sustained write speed; Class 6 is minimum 6 megabytes write speed.

    The AF100 in overcrank goes up to as high as 35 megabits per second, which means it requires a Class 6 card.

    Any of these cards may (and frequently do) exceed the minimum speeds; that's how you can have a scenario where a Class 4 is technically faster than a Class 6; back when there was no Class 6, Class 4 used to be the highest rating, so some cards got rated as Class 4 even though they were way faster. But nowadays we have 6 and 10, and the camera requires 6 at least. It will check the speed rating of the card (not the actual throughput speed, but the card's speed classification) before letting you record overcranked footage.


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    Okay, that is what I was wanting to know. Given my AF100 should be shipping to me in a few days I imagine, I need to go ahead and order some media Nothing like waiting till the last minute. I have all these CF cards that just aren't going to do anything for me.


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    As a follow on question, if I am using a class-10 card, what is a good reader? Not finding a lot of good resources yet.

    Edit: Seems that the Lexar professional 2 in 1 reader gets some great reviews. I have the Lexar FW800 CF reader and it has been flawless so I think I'll try this reader (and can probably get rid of the FW800 if the CF is close to the same read times)
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    i need some advice if anyone could help me. i have bought two 16gb panasonic golds after hearing how they will be fast and reliable. now that its boxing week, future shop here has lexar platinum II 8gb cards at class 6 for 20cdn. they seem like good cards and lexar knows what theyre doing i think. i cant decide if they will be ok or not. any suggestions? thanks!

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lexar-platinum-ii-8gb-sdhc-class-6-memory-card/10106867.aspx?path=40e7bbb6283fe11acc85ca8e7410ae5 3en02
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros Kolyvas View Post
    Yes, that was a steal - sold out almost immediately. I don't know about the quality of the cards but I have a couple of 4GB Duracell Class 4s and they've been reliable for over a year in a Sound Devices unit.
    Ya I was lucky, I went at the end of the day and they appeared to be out, but I asked an employee and he found one lying face down on the floor

    I also was wondering about the Lexar Class 6 cards, as I saw them there and was thinking of getting one if they were out of the Duracells. Might go get some later this week if their worth it.


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    Well I bought 2 transcend 16GB class 6 cards and 1 transcend 32GB class 10 card. I bought the 16s because they've received excellent reviews everywhere I have looked and read. The 32GB do not seem to have a lot written specifically about them, but what the hell, I'll try it and be a guinea pig It was cheap enough.


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    I wound up going with four of the smaller 8gig Panasonic Gold cards for about $24 ea... to start. They hold about 45 minutes of footage... that's more than a Betacam tape and a bit less than a DV tape. I think this will work for me as I rarely have filled a tape in a shooting day. Besides, I don't want to have gobs of footage to sort through from a lot of projects... I feel safer having a couple of backups on hard drives than hanging out on SD cards. With the four cards, I still get three hours of continuous recording should I need to shoot a corporate meeting or the like.... not likely though.
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    We definitely overshoot, I typically fill a 32G card per day. Mostly though, this was for dealing with my 7D and moire. It would be nice to shoot a little less footage.


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