Mon 17-Jun-13 01:15 AM | edited Tue 18-Jun-13 10:39 AM by Pugzilla
I'm not into video, but do have a D800. For my money, I would only use the Lexar and (primarily for me) SanDisk cards, but if the price is too good to be true (as it might be on eBay), suspect a counterfeit. Dealers such as B&H or Adorama sell legitimate goods.
Why not use the 1000X Lexar CF card for your video - fastest card out there that I know of.
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Hi Carlos, I shoot some occassional video with my D800, and use a 32 GB version of the SanDisk you list. It has worked great for me, no problems at all shooting at the maximum size, resolution and frame rates for HD video. I don't have experience with any others to compare it with though.
I don't shoot on any card bigger than 16GB. I rather carry multiple cards than put all my eggs (movies) in one basket (card). I use San Disk Extreme and Ultra for Video. I use 16GB San Disk Extreme Pro for my photos (CF Card). Hope this helps. ------------- Please visit my galleries: Reza Gorji Photography
While I don't use SD cards in my D800E, I recommend using either Sandisk or Lexar Memory Cards. Both brands are excellent, so you can't go wrong with either one. As stated above, when you buy higher spec cards, be sure to purchase them from a reputable retailer because they it is not uncommon to find counterfeit cards for sale.
>- SanDisk 128GB Class 10, Extreme SDXC UHS-I 45MBps
I put that one in my D800 and have used it as a backup (i.e. in continual backup mode) from the beginning. I use a CF card as primary, because they are more pricey and you want the backup to be bigger.
It's worked fine through (just checked last night) about 24,000 shots.
I would suggest only buying SanDisk and Lexar based on reading about problems (and I stick to Sandisk after a bad Lexar experience -- but any given card can fail; I just happen to never have had a Sandisk fail).
Thu 20-Jun-13 11:15 AM | edited Thu 20-Jun-13 11:19 AM by accettoN
It seems that SDXC are the fastest kind on the market right now. I personally prefer CF cards because of its size and ease to find.
Unless you are sure that you will make video of 32GB in one gone, consider more cards, than one BIG. If you lose one big with all the data, you are a ?!$***#. If just one of them, you just get angry...
PNY and LEXAR are very good, I had older versions and satisfied.
With 500-600 images, if shooting lossless compression raw, you will need a 32gb card to for sure hold that many images at once. A 32gb card should hold at least 800-900 images I have a 16gb CF and I believe it will hold 400-500 images. It depends on image format you are shooting with.
Now about the speed of the camera writing to the cards, have a look at this test:
The D800 has neither the speed, internal software, nor contacts to utilize the new Toshiba card. I talked to Nikon support about it. It will work with the first row of contacts (backwards compatibility) but probably not much faster than 50MBs.
We will have to wait for the next generation of cameras. Perhaps the D400, D7200 or D4X?
I see this is an old thread and you probably made your move a while back, but video does not require a fast card unlike long bursts of stills which definitely do benefit from a fast card.
The other thought that comes to mind is if you are getting serious about video, looking into those external recorders, to achieve the quality and workflow benefits of uncompressed video-out (Ninja's etc.). I would like to experiment with that route someday, I believe RRRoger is already doing that!
Good points Roger. I struggle mightily with that shooting limitation, once badly mangling a recording I was doing when I didn't realize it had stopped recording; I really should get a unit myself.
Hey, have you ever heard of an external recorder that can deal with output from two cameras at the same time? I often shoot video with two cameras side by side at the same time, one for the wide-angle full stage view and one telephoto with panning and zooming. I realize I'm really wish listing on that... Best regards, SteveK
I assume this would require WiFi transmission from the cameras and a computer to receive. But perhaps they could all be tethered by wire also.
There is also a device called a Video Switcher that might work.
As per the original subject: The Black Magic Shuttle II that I use can only use a fast SSD. The Atomos products like Ninja II can use a fast Hard Drive or slow SSD. It can also record at much higher compression (lower quality Pro Res LT and DNxHD 36) than the Black Magic products. There are other recorders that can us Compact Flash or SD cards.
You could use two of these and drop the MOV files on the timeline then slide forward or back to line them up.
Today was a near disaster, as I left my TriPod adapter at home I had to record to the internal CF card off a MonoPod. I am surprised how good the quality was considering but had gaps between the 20 minute recordings.
Mon 26-Aug-13 02:48 AM | edited Mon 26-Aug-13 02:53 AM by KnightPhoto
>As per the original subject: >The Black Magic Shuttle II that I use can only use a fast >SSD.
Very very interesting product, I appreciate that very much Roger! Thinking this through, I can possibly get away with just one external recorder for the wide-shot. On the camera I am panning and zooming with, I start and stop the video a lot anyways.
Can you record for a full hour on a single EN-EL15 or do you have to use a grip?
Vlad, according to Thom Hogan's guide you CAN copy selected protected or all images from one card to another. It's in the ==> Playback ==> Copy Images(s) menu item.
>Can you record for a full hour on a single >EN-EL15 or do you have to use a grip? > >Best regards, SteveK
It depends on the condition of the battery but there can also be a lot of other things effecting this. I have gone from 30 minutes to just over two hours on one battery. With the LCD on, I can usually go about 90 minutes of continuous recording of 1080P at 30fps (the camera is showing 60s).
90 minutes (1080P at 30fps) takes over 14GB on your memory card if recorded in camera, and about 138GB on my SSD Hard Drive when using Pro Res or DNxHD 220, & 22.6GB when recording with AVID DNxHD 36 codec.
Thank you all for the extra info. I am getting serious about video and so I'm thinking of a Ninja, but I'm also thinking of getting an Alexa for video and leaving the D800 for stills. But that will have to wait till things settle down a bit here in Europe.