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Phil BalsdonRe: DSLR/Compact Flash cards
by on Aug 22, 2010 at 10:29:42 pm

Why would a SanDisk Extreme Pro / 60mbs / 64Gb card be faster than a SanDisk Extreme Pro / 60mbs / 32Gb or 16Gb card?

We're talking identical 60Mbs transfer speed cards, here not card capacity.

Why are two smaller identical 60Mbs type cards more efficient than one card twice the size? Because firstly it takes less time to transfer the volume of information and secondly one card can be transferring whilst the second card is loaded into the camera and being used to shoot with whilst the transfer is happening.

If you have to stop production and wait while you transfer all 64Gbs you're going to loose a lot of production time.

Secondly if something gets corrupted on the card, and it does happen, or a card gets misplaced, that happens too, you've got an awful lot more pick-ups to shoot, that is if its at all possible to do pick ups.

One 64Gb card or 2 x 32Gbs cards, I would choose the latter every time.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.

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