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So, which memory cards for video?
« on: July 17, 2012, 02:32:55 PM »
I use a 60D right now with Transcend 32 GB SD cards and have never had any complaints. I am looking to get myself a 5DM3 soon and would like to know what memory cards people are using or suggest for shooting video mainly as well as photos. Should I go with SD or CF?

I currently have 4 of these in my Amazon cart http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P370AI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A23M3KL3V61UGY

But it would be ideal if I could use SD cards and swap between the 60d or 5D if ever in a pinch. The bottom line is wanting to know what is the best bet with 5DM3. Thanks!

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So, which memory cards for video?
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 03:27:57 PM »
I use that CF card and this SD card (http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-SDSDRX3-064G-A21-Extreme-SDXC-UHS-I/dp/B006ZH1WQI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342553223&sr=1-1&keywords=Sandisk+SDSDRX3-064G-A21+Extreme+SDXC+UHS-I) in my Mk.III and have never had any sort of issue. I've shot maybe 5 minutes of video, so far, but no prematurely ended clips.
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 03:52:16 PM »
SD Cards will slow down writing rapid fire images to memory, but the faster ones can do video OK.  The camera cannot write to UHS-1 speeds, so buying a fast UHS-1 card is wasting $$$.
Fast CF cards are  still more capable, but you can use SD for interchangability.

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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 03:54:45 PM »
I'm sure that UDMA6 monster would be great (especially if you want very high burst capabilities while shooting RAW stills).  For video, 600x is actually a lot more than you need

I've been using the Transcend 400x 32GB (about 1/3 the price), and haven't ever had any issues while shooting video

The SD slot in the Mk3 isn't UHS, so even if you put a super fast SD card in there, it will work, but will only read/write at class 10 speed.  My SD slot is usually left empty.  Would've much preferred dual CF slots, but whatayagonnado
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 04:19:37 PM »
The SD slot in the Mk3 isn't UHS, so even if you put a super fast SD card in there, it will work, but will only read/write at class 10 speed.  My SD slot is usually left empty.  Would've much preferred dual CF slots, but whatayagonnado

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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 05:37:28 PM »
Any suggestions for cards that aren't 150?  :o The Sandisk look good, though you said you dont shoot a lot of video.

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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 05:50:24 PM »
Any suggestions for cards that aren't 150?  :o The Sandisk look good, though you said you dont shoot a lot of video.


Like I said in my post above, this is the card I use http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Compact-Flash-Card-400X/dp/B002WE4H8I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342561773&sr=1-2&keywords=transcend+32GB
and I do shoot a lot of video

EDIT - or do you mean SD card?   sorry, dunno, I don't use SD's due to the slower write speed on the 5D3
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 05:50:24 PM »

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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 06:40:03 PM »
Any suggestions for cards that aren't 150?  :o The Sandisk look good, though you said you dont shoot a lot of video.


http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Video-Memory-SDSDRX3-016G-A21/dp/B003D5MY5I/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1342564724&sr=8-7&keywords=sandisk+sd+extreme+pro+16gig

Haven't had a single issue with these. Haven't shot much video (yet). I'm a videographer primarily and just got my 5d3. Either way, so far so good...and not $150.
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 01:49:02 PM »
I have 5 16GB Sandisk Extremes and 3 32GB and haven't had a problem with any of them, great, reliable cards and they have an excellent warranty.
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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 08:23:14 PM »
These? http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Flash-Memory-SDSDX-032G-X46/dp/B004Q3C98S/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

SD or CF?

What do you shoot on the Mark 3 video-wise? Long wedding ceremonies by chance?

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Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 08:23:14 PM »