Storage Sun, 23 Nov 14 23:18:24 -0700 Storage en-CA SanDisk-bad quality housing. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:15:01 -0600 Maciek 11578@/talks/discussions Couple months ago, one of my friends warned me of bad quality of SanDisk SD cards. He said that he had to use a glue because his card had falen apart. And in general, people he knew, complain about their build quality. One month ago one of mine cards housing had broken. I didn't know when and why it happened. I have to explain that I use safe box for sd cards. Today another SanDisk card has fallen apart. It looks like they do not use proper glue to keep all parts of sd card together. Kingston cards, that I use longer than SanDisk cards, never has fallen apart, nor had been broken or something. Most people at Personal View recommend SanDisk cards for patches like Driftwood's Moon, Spizz, Nebula. I'd like to know, are there fast cards of other brands to use with these patches safetly, because i'm loosing trust for SanDisk cards.

What do you think about that:

CFast card reverse engineering Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:59:51 -0600 Pedro_Miguel 11547@/talks/discussions sata 2.5 hard drive connected to atomos cfast usb card reader today i was able to conect an sata 2.5 hard drive to a atomos cfast usb card reader, just because the data transfer pins are the same as a sata drive, so easy. now is simple to plug your sata drives to Atomos ninja star, just make and female to female sata cable . and no more exepensive cfast cards, just unexpensive sata 2.5 hard drives.

Power just add a sata power plug , or make an female to female sata power cable.

CFast storage Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:18:37 -0600 mrbill 10110@/talks/discussions The new ninja star looks like a great way to get 10 bit 422 1080p out of the GH4. It uses type 1.0 cfast cards, and having googled myself stupid, I still can't find a source for the 256gb cards mentioned in the interview at nab. Anyone got any ideas for a supplier? Thanks.

HDD survival rates by manufacturer Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:11:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9414@/talks/discussions image


SDHC UHS Speed Class 3 cards for 4K Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:40:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8688@/talks/discussions

SD Association have announced a new high-performance option and symbol specifically designed to support a wide array of 4K2K television and video products.

A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will indicate products capable of recording 4K2K video and will operate exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices.

The UHS Speed Class 3 defines a sizzling fast 30 Megabytes per second constant minimum write speed to ensure high-quality video recordings. This means 4K2K video, live broadcasts and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras such as Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR), Digital Single Lens Mirrorless(DSLM), camcorders and video cameras and then played back smoothly. Consumers will benefit from a single card that is capable of meeting all of their video, photo, music, document and data storage needs.

“The world’s favorite SD memory card continues to evolve and meet shifting industry needs,” said Brian Kumagai, president of the SD Association. “Our new UHS Speed Class 3 standard will give consumers and businesses more flexibility and capability as the market shifts to 4K2K video formats. Both SDXC and SDHC memory card standards already offer the massive storage needed to support 4K2K video with enough room to store photos, music, documents and other data on a single portable card.”

New devices offering the UHS Speed Class 3 will be backwards compatible and will work with existing SD memory cards.

New standard speed between the memory card and the device can be up to 312 Megabytes per second.

Anyone Using SDHC Lexar Professional 32GB Class 10, Class UHS-i 600x Speed 90mbs? Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:39:14 -0600 producer 11269@/talks/discussions Any impressions, please?

Sandisk 512GB SD Card Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:51:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11256@/talks/discussions image


SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched its 512GB** SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD™ card on the market. The new offering is designed to meet the demands of industry professionals who require the most advanced gear available for shooting 4K Ultra High Definition (3840x2160p) video, Full HD video (1920x1080)1 and high-speed burst mode photography.

“As an industry leader, SanDisk continues to push the boundaries of technology to provide customers with the innovative, reliable, high-performance solutions they have come to expect from us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that is pushing us to develop new storage solutions capable of handling massive file sizes. The 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card is a tremendous advancement that enables professionals to reliably store more content on a single card than ever before.”

Built for the Pros

Since SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card in 2003, capacity demands have increased exponentially and the new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase in just over a decade, yet maintains the same size footprint. SanDisk’s most powerful and highest capacity SD UHS-I memory card yet, the 512GB card delivers write speeds up to 90 MB/s* and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video1. Transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s* move data quickly for efficient post-production workflow. The 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card delivers both the speed and capacity needed to support 4K Ultra HD video capture, enabling users to shoot tremendous amounts of content without disrupting the moment.

Pricing and Availability

The SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDHC/SDXC memory cards are available worldwide in capacities of 512GB, 256GB and 128GB. The 512GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card will be available for $799.99 (MSRP). For more information, please visit

Benefits to 280MB/s SD cards for GH2 (or other camera) users? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:19:51 -0600 matt_gh2 11150@/talks/discussions Anyone know if there's any benefit to those 280 MB/s SD cards for GH2(or other camera) users? I've been using the Sandisk 64GB 95MB/s without much trouble, but wondered if the faster 280 MB/s cards might increase the possibility for in-camera playback on settings/patches that sometimes don't playback on the 95 MB/s cards? Any other benefits to these 280 cards? Thanks.

How Long Do CDs Last? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:40:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11086@/talks/discussions

Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc.

Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs are degrading, and researchers at the Library of Congress are trying to figure out why.

Testing found that not all CDs are the same. The outer coating of some CDs erodes, leaving a silver layer exposed. And when you leave silver exposed, it tarnishes.

"By increasing the relative humidity and temperature, you're increasing the rate of chemical reaction occurring,"

Researcher France says many of them can actually last for centuries if they're taken care of. "The fastest way to destroy those collections is to leave them in their car over summer," she says — "which a lot of people do."

GH4 Memory Cards. What works and what doesn’t? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:22:28 -0600 mpgxsvcd 10276@/talks/discussions I have a GH4 and the following 7 memory cards. Listed in order of their theoretical speed. Some of these cards have failed with the “Motion Recording was cancelled due to the writing speed of the memory card” error message in the GH4 and some have not. If they failed then it was always in the stills mode while recording 1080p @ 60 FPS 200 mb/sec ALL-I video.

These cards all failed at some point

  1. Eye-Fi 8 GB Class 6
  2. Eye-Fi 16 GB Class 10
  3. Transcend 32 GB Class 10
  4. SanDisk 8GB Extreme SDHC 30 MB/sec Class 10
  5. Transcend 64 GB SDXC UHS-I Class 3(Gold Plated Label)

These cards have never failed despite my best efforts to make them fail

  1. Transcend 32 GB SDHC UHS-I Class 1
  2. PNY 64 GB 90 MB/sec UHS-I Class 1

Please post your experiences with different memory cards and the GH4. Please only comment if you have the GH4 and have tried the memory card with it. No comments like “This memory card is better so it must work”. Just actual tests that you have performed yourself.

Wireless SSD for travelling Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:43:56 -0600 mmmage 11022@/talks/discussions Dunno if this is the right place for this thread - sorry if it's not!

Our team is developing a external wireless solid state disk that can be used to backup SD/CF card, view and share the photos via iPad, especially quick preview and manage the large RAW files. So the photographer does not need have to bring a heavy laptop while traveling.

How do you think of such a device? Do you think if it is useful? Genuinely looking for feedback from the photography community, looking to discuss the project, get some ideas before we finial release it.

SSD Price watch Tue, 28 Aug 2012 05:00:18 -0600 goanna 4389@/talks/discussions image

SanDisk Extreme SDHC Cards Sat, 14 May 2011 01:03:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 90@/talks/discussions

Sources for SanDisk Extreme
1. Your local thrusted shop.
2. DealExtreme
3. Beware of eBay, as many are selling non-genuine SanDisk cards. Use only thrusted sellers.
Are Extreme Pro cards really batter than Class 10? Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:18:06 -0600 pukeko25 10728@/talks/discussions Since the GH2 is not compliant with the UHS-I standard (user manual), then surely the higher read/write speeds of the Extreme Pro cards would not be attainable in this camera. My understanding is that for non-compliant devices the card speed reverts to the Class 10 standard, i.e. minimum of 10 MB/sec. (from reading the release on the Transcend UHS-I Class 3).

Storage during a long traveling Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:42:07 -0600 gabilourson 2949@/talks/discussions hello fellas, how do you back up your AVCHD rushes when you're traveling, and you can not carry with a computer? The solution is to take it a lot of cards with you? thanks gabi

About to edit my first feature: BMCC Prores. 5TB worth of footage.. need help with storage/edit etc Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:00:45 -0600 azza_act 10075@/talks/discussions Hi guys, foolishly I didn't think about the storage or editing situation when it comes to editing a prores feature film. (worried about other things at the time) I've been looking around the web for options. I"m editing on a PC with a 2TB internal drive. 1TB for the O/S. Graphics card is the nvidia k5000. So i guess external RAID would be the best way to store and edit my film, using Pr CC. ( i guess). So just wondering if these Hard drive arrays would work.

or the


SD cards speed tests Wed, 09 May 2012 07:50:51 -0600 humpman 3152@/talks/discussions Here are the simple instructions.

  1. Download HD_Speed zip file from
  2. Extract the HD_Speed.exe executable from the zip file and start it. It may hang for a while (Not Responding) when it starts up because it is scanning your system for drives but eventually will become available.
  3. Set the parameters to Bits/Sec, BlockSize=32KB, Mode=Write and Duration 01:00.
  4. Insert your blank SD card in your computer. HD_Speed will destroy all data on your card.
  5. Choose the appropriate drive letter in HD_Speed and run the test. Be careful here, don't choose your other drives. When you're done, you'll want to format your card before using it.
  6. Report your results in Mbps along with the following information:
  • Card Reader
  • Card Brand
  • Card Type (SD or SDHC or SDXC)
  • Card Class
  • Card Size (in GB)
  • Date Purchased
  • Card Write Speed (in Mbps) Current and Average
Secure storage solution on a travelling documentary shooting Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:40:29 -0700 gameb 8931@/talks/discussions Early 2014 I will be shooting a documentary and travelling in Central America for about 2-3 months. I have two 2TB Western Digital USB 3.0 External hard drives, for storage and backing up copy on the go. But I was thinking, that after lets say 1 week, I will have so much important footage that it would be a desaster to loose any of it. Literally anything could happen in these countries.

I can see 3 options:

  1. Having somewhere in the region a central backup point, where I would take the footage and back it up every 1-2 weeks. But that will cost me a lot of money and time.
  2. Uploading somewhere in the cloud... The problem is, that the internet is very basic over there and also I don't know if its possible to upload this amount of data to any cloud-provider, lets say anywhere between 30-50 GB per day average.
  3. Hoping that nothing would happen and hiding always one of the hard drives far away from the other... Very risky. Anybody has some ideas?
SDHC cards tests Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:54:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9860@/talks/discussions Sequential read:


Sequential write (most important for cameras making high bitrate video):


Suggestion for Memory Card FAQ/topic thread Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:04:51 -0600 Brian_Siano 9831@/talks/discussions I'm shopping for new memory cards, and getting good info as to which cards work with what patches (and span) has been difficult. One has to sort through several threads and weigh different reports. And with new cards coming, such as the Sony SDXCs and the newer cards for the 4K cameras, it'd be a big help to pull this info together.

Could we get a dedicated thread, or formal FAQ, going about this? A list of cards, their read/write speeds and general reliability? Names of patches and which cards they work with?

For example: "Sandisk Extreme Pro 32gb: Form: SDHC Read: 95mbps Write: 90mbps Spans with: basic firmware, Cake 2.3 ( both 24fps and HBR modes) Does NOT span with: MoonT7, quantum v9 Known Issues:

Archival Disc - optical disc for backup purposes Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:43:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9827@/talks/discussions

Sony Corporation ("Sony") and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage*.

Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs.


Both Sony and Panasonic aim to launch systems with a recording capacity of 300 GB per disc from summer 2015, onwards. In addition, both companies plan to leverage their respective technologies to further expand the recording capacity per disc to 500 GB and 1 TB.

In recent times, demand for archival capabilities has increased significantly in the film industry, as well as in cloud data centers that handle big data, where advances in network services have caused data volumes to soar.

You can also check

ORICO HDD Rack for 5 disks Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:46:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9644@/talks/discussions image



Useful if you have lot of large drives with backups, media and such.

Price: $125

M-Disc as long time backup solution Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:47:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9495@/talks/discussions

Soon they will release Blu-Ray disks (in Q1 2014)

Article about real life test -

Experience with multicam Editing on single SSD anyone? Fri, 21 Dec 2012 04:03:23 -0700 fatpig 5542@/talks/discussions Hello guys,

And merry Christmas to all of you ;) My question is as the title suggests- I am considering buying a SSD for temporary storage of multicam Projects.

Can anyone comment on the performance in live preview? (specifically, Sony Vegas with GH2 Stock Settings Footage) But any experience will be nice to know.

Thanks guys :)

Sony 94mb/s SDHC cards topic Wed, 29 May 2013 02:20:45 -0600 Gethinc 7093@/talks/discussions They're half the price of the sandisk in Aus

Here is specs

HDD Docking Station Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:49:29 -0600 stonebat 7221@/talks/discussions Has anyone used a docking station like this? It can take two desktop 'internal' hard drives and has a USB 3.0 connection. I'm not sure whether it supports RAID or not. If not, I could use the 2nd drive as a backup.


Here's a product review.

USB 3.0 seems fast enough for editing small clips.


Usually I transcode MTS files into MP4 then edit from Adobe PP and AE. How about saving trascoded files in the external drives and creating PP and AE project files directly on the drives? Does this seem a viable solution?

Sony 2 in 1 flash drive Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:52:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9095@/talks/discussions

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 11, 2013 — Sony’s newest USB flash drive is a “2-in-1” device, with dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connectors for fast and easy back-up, sharing and storing of personal content. The new drive fits most Android* smartphones and tablets so mobile consumers can transfer and view photos and videos without using cables or Wi-Fi access.


According to industry research, photo-taking is the third most common use for a smartphone, with viewing and sharing not far behind. Tablets are also finding similar use, increasing the need for multi-function devices.

Consumers want to let a friend see the photo they just took or share a video easily with as few steps as possible,” said Viviano Cantu, director of consumer media marketing, Sony Electronics. “These new drives combine convenience, peace of mind and performance and are perfect for mobile multi-tasking.”

The compact devices are available in capacities of 8, 16 and 32 GB, and in a choice of 3 different cap colors. They join Sony’s existing line of storage and transfer options for home and mobile use, giving consumers more flexibility in how they manage personal data.

The new drives are compatible with Android* devices, version 4.0.3 to 4.3** and offer the USB On-the-Go (OTG) function, which allows portable devices like smartphones to act as a “host” when connected to other USB peripherals.

PNY SDHC 80Mb/s cards Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:38:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8813@/talks/discussions image

Cards are available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes.

SD to CF or USB3 adapter? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:56:40 -0700 Sangye 9048@/talks/discussions I noticed today that the GH2 is perfectly happy recording to an SD card even when the card door is open. This got me thinking, whether there are any kind of adapters that turn an SD card slot into a CF card slot? Better yet, a USB 3.0 port to which one could connect an external SSD? 64GB is a lot, but running Moon T7 (my favorite patch ever) for extended concerts definitely eats 64GB cards up. Putting an adapter card in and using a 256GB CF card or better yet a high speed Samsung Evo 500GB SSD would be an awesome solution. Does anything like this exist? I tried googling it and didn't find anything, but it seems like it should be possible.

SD Card only shows 7 of 28 clips shot Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:06:59 -0700 matt_gh2 8648@/talks/discussions Was recently shooting with GH2 (with Intravenus v2 using a Sandisk 64GB 95 MB/s) and I shot 28 clips. At one point, maybe halfway thru, I got a clip that wouldnt play back to watch in camera. I'm familiar with that type of error and this type of Sandisk card. But later, after taking more shots, I went to review a shot in the camera, and it only showed 7 clips. After the required freakout, I run, grab laptop, pop in SD card and all 28 of my clips are there safe and sound. Has anyone had that happen, and know how to prevent it from happening again. (Don't know if it's related but about 2 weeks ago, our project's cinematographer was doing test shots and she thought she lost a shot or two). Thanks in advance.