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Eric Hansen
RED CF cards tossed
on Apr 18, 2011 at 6:09:54 pm

hey guys

i just finished a RED shoot with an outside production company. they purchased 20 RED CF cards for the shoot, and then threw them away. they claim they never reuse cards and QC is their number one concern. i contacted RED support, and they said their cards are designed for 100,000 cycles - which means if you write and erase them 4 times a day, they will last 68 years.

i'm blown away. is throwing away CF media a common practice?



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Uli Plank
Re: RED CF cards tossed
on Apr 18, 2011 at 9:57:23 pm

I think they are kidding you! They could still sell them on Ebay…

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Noah Kadner
Re: RED CF cards tossed
on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:50:07 pm

It's not a common practice for anyone with a brain. (Though that's never been a prerequisite for the movie business.)


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Graeme Nattress
Re: RED CF cards tossed
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:58:15 pm

I'd say throwing away CF cards is bonkers.


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