NEXTO DI unveiled the ND2901 portable memory card backup device at NAB 2014. The new ND2901 is intended to replace NEXTO DI’s previous entry-level backup device and is compatible with CF and SD cards, including the more recent SDXC standard. [Read more...]
To go along with the new Panasonic GH4 4K camera that will be announced later tonight / early tomorrow, Kingston is first out of the gate with its official announcement of a new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The new Speed Class 3 card guarantees minimun write speeds of 30MB/s.
The minimum write speed of these cards translates to roughly 240Mbps, which fits well within the max on-board data rate of the Panasonic GH4′s 4K capture at 100Mbps for its IPB .mov/.mp4 4K capture and 200Mbps for its ALL-Intra .mov and .mp4 HD capture. Additionally, the new Kingston card provides max speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write.
Pricing isn’t all that bad either, considering the performance they offer. The 16GB cards run around $40 street and the 64GB cards are around $105 street. Check them out here on Amazon.com.
Lexar has announced a new CFast 2.0 memory card as the world fastest memory card with a write speed up to 500MB/s. The Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification guarantees a continuous minimum write speed of 65MB/s, which will enable the card to easily capture 4K video. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever stumbled upon the Science Channel’s show ‘How It’s Made’ then you know the manufacturing process of common and rather mundane items can be fascinating. Well, this Friday, Dec. 28, cine cameras will be featured as one of the items. The episode will be on at 8PM ET. [Read more...]
A little late to the game, but there’s a couple hours left to grab this deal of the day from Amazon on SanDisk memory cards at up to 70% off.
As of today, the only camera to support the XQD memory card format is the Nikon D4. And while it is a great camera, no doubt, the single high-end model is not enough to push the demand in the market towards XQD as “the other memory card.”
CFast2.0 is a specification from the CompactFlash Association, which also designates the specification for current CF cards and the newer XQD cards. CFast2.0 specs offer a theoretical performance up to 600MB/s data transfer speeds.
SanDisk is currently sampling new CFast2.0 cards to camera manufacturers to see if they will bite on the new specification in spite of the overwhelming move toward the SD card standard. Medium format camera maker Phase One has already committed to putting the CFast2.0 cards to work in new cameras due to the higher performance over other card formats.
B&H Photo has a load of deals on Lexar Professional CF and SD cards right now. The deals are valid through August 31; however, they could run out of stock sooner as has been the case with prior memory card deals. Check out the full selection of deals here at B&H Photo.
Amazon has a Black Friday deal page on SD cards, which contains some pretty good deals, including 32GB Class 10 SHDC cards as low as $34.99.
There are plenty of deals to sift through over at Amazon.com.
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