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Best CF/SD cards for 5D Mark III video
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:42:28 PM »
I'm trying to determine the best card for my buck to use with my new Mark III. I shoot both stills and video, but a vast majority of my work with this camera will be in the 1920 ALL-I video mode. I figure I can get one nice Lexar Professional 1000x to cover all my stills needs, but now I need to stock up on enough storage to hold all the video I can shoot in a day. I don't know much about card performance with 1920 video or the Mark III's ALL-I mode though--is it necessary to get a nice card with good buffer and writing speeds for video, or does write speed for video not pose much of a challenge for slower (600x, 400x) CF cards (or SD cards, even)?

Thank you gents.


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Re: Best CF/SD cards for 5D Mark III video
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 05:52:56 PM »
Stick with SANDISK or LEXAR brand name cards.  Get the pro versions, faster the better. 


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CF card speed for 5D3
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 10:28:36 AM »
Hi, is a 60MB/sec CF card good enough for All-I recording in the 5D3? Or is it better to get a 90MB/sec card? Thanks for the inputs