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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
Remember, I'm a beginner, please. ;)  What is the difference between fps and p?

Jack

FPS stands for frames per second. P stands for progressive footage, i for interlaced. The latter is more or less no longer  used.

OK, but it seems that fps and p are the same in the way they are used??

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 11:24:19 AM »
Ok folks those Delkin Devices cards are garbage. $300 wasted, congrats to myself.
"Movie recording has been stopped automatically" getting this error every day, the card now can't keep up with the bitrate. Apparently it degrades over time pretty quickly.
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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 11:45:22 AM »
Ok folks those Delkin Devices cards are garbage. $300 wasted, congrats to myself.
"Movie recording has been stopped automatically" getting this error every day, the card now can't keep up with the bitrate. Apparently it degrades over time pretty quickly.
DO NOT BUY!

That's too bad!  Thanks for posting this to help all CR folk!!

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 02:22:19 AM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 02:50:27 AM »
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2017, 05:55:41 AM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...

I format my cards every time I start a new photo session.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2017, 06:25:39 AM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...

I format my cards every time I start a new photo session.

Brian

Acknowledged best practice with CF & SD will certainly be the same for CFast. Format in-camera every time before a new session. Your image files from the previous shoot should already be downloaded and backed up.

You can cherry-pick from here:
http://tbexcon.com/us/2012/10/24/memory-card-best-practices-15-things-you-should-already-be-doing/
https://digital-photography-school.com/8-tips-for-maintaining-your-memory-card/
https://fstoppers.com/gear/95-tips-take-care-your-compact-flash-cards-2633

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2017, 06:25:39 AM »

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2017, 10:15:44 AM »
Interesting, thank you. I really never bothered to re-format my cards before.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2017, 12:38:27 PM »
Interesting, thank you. I really never bothered to re-format my cards before.

Wow, it's the only way I "erase" all of my cards.
I'm limping by with my current equipment... once I get that new lens with IS and blue goo... then I'll finally be able to go out and take my first decent picture...

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2017, 12:51:23 PM »
I bought the 128GB Delkin card and while I've only used it a few times, I have not had a problem with 4K video or images on it. I do re-format after every use/downloading images.
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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2017, 01:26:30 PM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...

I format my cards every time I start a new photo session.

Brian

Acknowledged best practice with CF & SD will certainly be the same for CFast. Format in-camera every time before a new session. Your image files from the previous shoot should already be downloaded and backed up.

You can cherry-pick from here:
http://tbexcon.com/us/2012/10/24/memory-card-best-practices-15-things-you-should-already-be-doing/
https://digital-photography-school.com/8-tips-for-maintaining-your-memory-card/
https://fstoppers.com/gear/95-tips-take-care-your-compact-flash-cards-2633

-pw

Been carelessly doing bad things and getting away with it ... but not anymore, thanks.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2017, 02:34:12 PM »
Have anybody had a chance to deal with Delkin Devices CFast cards? They are twice cheaper than Sandisk / Lexar, but I'm wondering how good are they in a long run?

I've used the regular Delkin CF cards in the past with no issues.  My guess is that they're just rebranded Lexar cards like the Komputerbay cards.

One a side note, it looks like Komputerbay is selling CFAST cards now for 1/3rd the price of the equivalent Sandisk/Lexar. 

256 GB 3700x for $280, not much more than their regular CF cards.
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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2017, 09:23:49 PM »
Remember, I'm a beginner, please. ;)  What is the difference between fps and p?

Jack

FPS stands for frames per second. P stands for progressive footage, i for interlaced. The latter is more or less no longer  used.

OK, but it seems that fps and p are the same in the way they are used??

Jack

No, they are not related.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2017, 09:23:49 PM »

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2017, 10:25:01 PM »
Sure would help to have an explanation suitable for a dummy. :)  I did look into this a while back and it didn't make sense to me, now I've even forgotten what I learned then.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2017, 07:14:57 PM »
Another update guys. Formatted the card and it's working again, no errors. Some people say all cards (even top brands like SanDisk) need to be re-formatted sooner or later. I personally never had this problem before, and I'm not sure now if the card is bad or not... It's still kind of a bummer if you shoot an important video and it stops suddenly when you less expect it. Maybe it makes sense to re-format the card every time before shooting an important event? Puzzled...
Can you update us about video performance with this card? Do you have more problems now when you, I guess, format your card more often. Thank you.

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Re: Cheap CFast 2.0 Cards
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2017, 07:14:57 PM »