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Bryce Moose
SD Cards. How often do they fail?
on Dec 11, 2015 at 5:05:24 am

I've read that SD Cards can fail so I'm wondering how often they can fail? I got a concert shoot coming up and I'm trying to figure out if I should record on two cards at once to have a backup in case one card fails or set the camera up so it records to Card A then B after.

Bryce


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Todd Terry
Re: SD Cards. How often do they fail?
on Dec 11, 2015 at 5:12:00 am

They don't fail often... but even once ever is too often.

I always always shoot dual cards. I've had cards fail twice (and one of those was the very last shoot I was on)... and in both cases the backup card saved my bacon.

For me it's a no brainer.

T2

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Mark Suszko
Re: SD Cards. How often do they fail?
on Dec 11, 2015 at 2:50:47 pm

What's more expensive: buying extra cards up front... or coming home from a big shoot with... nothing?


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Todd Terry
Re: SD Cards. How often do they fail?
on Dec 11, 2015 at 4:02:27 pm

I said earlier I've had cards fail twice.... make that three times now.

Just got back from an early morning shoot (shooting Canon C300PL), and one of my cards has failed. Fortunately, I was shooting dual cards.

This was an irreplaceable one-time event I was shooting for inclusion in a television commercial. Had it not been for the backup, I would have been screwed.

T2

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Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.
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Bryce Moose
Re: SD Cards. How often do they fail?
on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:33:40 pm

Has it ever happened both cards have failed?

Bryce


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