Media & Computing: Cards & Readers

 

32GB Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash

64GB Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash

128GB Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash

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Comments:  When you consider the incredible investment in time energy and of course funds you’ll make into even the simplest of productions – why in the world would you ever risk the integrity of that production by trusting your data to a cheap CD card that is not reliable?  Frankly I’ve never understood people who try to save money on CF Cards – after all ALL of your day’s work rests on the reliability of the CF card you use.   If it has a bad memory block – and entire take or setup can be ruined.   The Lexar cards have been incredibly reliable for me for close to 5 years – and their speed saves you a tremendous time when it comes time to copy an entire day’s take – especially if you’re shooting with multiple cameras.  I find myself using the 16GB for the most part – and the 32GB cards when I shoot time lapse videos.

Description (from Lexar): The premium Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash® (CF) memory card provides ultimate high-speed performance and reliability for professional photographers, with industry-leading 600x (90MB/s) guaranteed minimum sustained write speed.* The card provides support for high-resolution UDMA-enabled DSLR cameras, lets you capture and store high-quality images and video, and dramatically increases card-to-computer transfer rates when paired with a UDMA-enabled reader.

32GB SDHC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I

64GB SDXC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I

128GB SDXC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I

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Comments:   I’m always afraid of sneezing and losing these, but once you get over that these are perfect for many of the "non-pro" HDSLRs that don’t accept CF cards. 

Description (from Lexar): The premium Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash® (CF) memory card provides ultimate high-speed performance and reliability for professional photographers, with industry-leading 600x (90MB/s) guaranteed minimum sustained write speed.* The card provides support for high-resolution UDMA-enabled DSLR cameras, lets you capture and store high-quality images and video, and dramatically increases card-to-computer transfer rates when paired with a UDMA-enabled reader.

Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reade (UDMA 7) B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  It’s all about speed and copying off data quickly after a long day’s shoot.   That speed = more sleep prior to your next day’s shoot.  USB 3.0 is the defacto "high" speed slot and I use these for all of my photography and video needs.

Description (from Lexar): The Lexar Professional UDMA Dual-Slot USB Reader is a compact, portable, high-performance reader. Fully compatible with UDMA CF, standard CF, SDHC, and SD cards, the reader provides versatility and the ability to leverage blazing-fast UDMA card speeds when paired with the Lexar Professional UDMA 300x memory card.

Nexto DI 500GB NVS1501 B&H Mfr. Site

Comments: When you are out in the file by yourself with nowhere to power a laptop for reading cards – this is an extremely convenient solution. You can read my full posted review on it HERE.

Description (from Nexto): The Nexto DI 500 GB NVS1501 Photo and Video Storage for Pro DSLR provides your Pro DSLR camera with 500 GB of instant data storage – ideal for on location work. The NVS1501 features SD/SDHC/MMC/SDXC, CF/MD, and Memory Stick/MS Pro-HG/MS Pro MagicGate slots for direct transfer from your card. In addition to storing important files, which frees up your memory cards for more shooting; the NVS1501 also allows you to copy your files onto other devices, such as USB drives or memory cards, using an external card reader or the optional Ikegami GFPAK. Data can be copied to external hard drives as well using the appropriate connection.