Media & Computing: Cards & Readers

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32GB SanDisk Extreme Pro (160mb/s) CompactFlash

 

64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro (160mb/s) CompactFlash

 

128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro (160mb/s) CompactFlash

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 CF 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 – an entire take or setup can be ruined.   The SanDisk cards have been incredibly reliable for me for years – and their speed saves you a tremendous amount of 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. The Extreme Pro cards are also optimized for 4k recording – something more and more of us require for use in cameras today.

Description (from SanDisk): The  Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card from SanDisk features enhanced data read speeds of up to 160MB/s along with data write speeds up to 150MB/s. This Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card is designed to support both full HD and 4K video as it is VPG-65 certified. VPG-65 (video performance guarantee) offers sustained data write speeds of 65MB/s ensuring a smooth flow of data keeping video streams crisp and clean. This CompactFlash card is also compatible with both RAW and JPEG file formats and comes equipped with an RTV silicone coating and writable label.

 

The Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card from SanDisk features enhanced data read speeds of up to 160MB/s along with data write speeds up to 150MB/s. This Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card is designed to support both full HD and 4K video as it is VPG-65 certified. VPG-65 (video performance guarantee) offers sustained data write speeds of 65MB/s ensuring a smooth flow of data keeping video streams crisp and clean. This CompactFlash card is also compatible with both RAW and JPEG file formats and comes equipped with an RTV silicone coating and writable label.

 

VincentLaforet_gear_SDHCcards_Sandisk32 VincentLaforet_gear_CFcards_Sandisklogo SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC U3 Memory Card (Class 10)

 

SanDisk64GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDXC U3 Memory Card (Class 10) 

 

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro UHS-I SDXC U3 Memory Card (Class 10) 

 

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 SanDisk): The Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC U3 Memory Card provides photographers and videographers with a high-speed SDHC memory card rated Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) and SDHC Class 10, offering up to 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds. This high-capacity card is specifically engineered for sustained RAW + JPEG burst shooting modes and fast-action Full HD video recording.

 

VincentLaforet_gear_cardreader_Sandisk VincentLaforet_gear_CFcards_Sandisklogo SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer  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 SandDisk): The SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer is a multi-format card reader and writer. Featuring a compact vertical design it utilizes the USB 3.0 interface with a data transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s. The ImageMate enables fast, easy photo and video transfer between your card and computer. A versatile reader, it has four card slots and supports most major card formats, including UDMA 7 enabled Compact Flash and SDHC / SDXC UHS-I. The ImageMate reader is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0. A convenient detachable metal stand is included. 
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.