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Villing Chong
CF card problem with dropped frames
on May 22, 2009 at 12:44:34 pm

Hi,

Just tested out the Red for the first time. A bit worried that the CF card asked to be reformatted after a dropped frame during recording. Does this mean that I'll lose all the footage I've shot if I get a drop frame?

I can't open the CF card through my DSLR camera neither to check it. Do I need a special card reader to open the RED CF?

Vi


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David Battistella
Re: CF card problem with dropped frames
on May 22, 2009 at 2:45:04 pm


Any desktop CF reader should work. I use a SCANDISK with FW 800 port.

What is asking you to reformat? the Camera? I don't think so?

Are you shooting with RED CF cards?

Are you shooting a format that the CF cards can handle?

You can not shoot RC 36 with 16x9 HD to CF, for example.

David




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gary adcock
Re: CF card problem with dropped frames
on May 22, 2009 at 3:13:53 pm

[David Battistella] "Are you shooting with RED CF cards?
Are you shooting a format that the CF cards can handle?
You can not shoot RC 36 with 16x9 HD to CF, for example. "



I agree...
the CF cards will only drop frames when one of the above is not correct.
I have used CF cards on motorcycles, helo's and a roller coaster and not dropped frames.



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Uli Plank
Re: CF card problem with dropped frames
on May 22, 2009 at 4:38:24 pm

Plus, a dropped frame will not ruin the rest of that file. I've found the files to be written very reliably, even after a power cut the footage was perfectly readable up to that point.

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Noah Kadner
Re: CF card problem with dropped frames
on May 24, 2009 at 4:15:19 pm

Yeah there's not a way a DSLR camera can read RED format- it would have no awareness nor ability to view its contents. And there's no reason to reformat a card if you have a dropped frame. There is a reason to switch your shooting format or check your cards though. Are these RED branded CF cards or someone else's?

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