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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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MRC1K for CF I only or CF ii as well?

I wonder if the Sony HVR-MRC1K accepts only CF 1 Compact Flash Cards (3 mm thick)
or if the slightly thicker CF II Compact Flash Cards (5 mm thick) can be used too.
Any information on that?

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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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From Wikipedia:

CompactFlash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Type I and Type II
The only difference between the two types is that the Type II devices are 5 mm thick while Type I devices are 3.3 mm thick.[9] The vast majority of all Type II devices are Microdrives and other miniature hard drives. Flash based Type II devices are rare but a few examples do exist.[10][11] Even the largest capacity cards commonly available are Type I cards. Most card readers will read both formats, with the exception of some early CF based cameras or poorer quality USB card readers where the slot is too small."

From me:
I don't think it would occur to me to try sticking in a Microdrive.
Try it and let us know.

I did read through the manual. Sony gives no specs. about physical dimensions of the CF cards. They do specify the following:

CompactFlash of 133x speed or higher.
CompactFlash of 2 GB or larger.
When using CompactFlash for the first time, format with this unit.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #3
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Just asking the question to someone who owns a MRC1K already.
I would not stick a Type II card into it just for fun.
Background is, that there are SDHC > CF adapters that are pretty cheap.
They accept SDHC cards which tend to be cheaper than CF media.

So why not take the SDHC > CF adapter card if it fits into
the MRC1K and feed it with cheap SDHC cards?
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #4
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I have two of these on my S270 and Z7 cameras.

They are great units and I am using Trancend 16gb CF cards like these as standard:16GB Transcend 133x CF Card Compact Fast Flash Memory on eBay, also, Digital Camera Memory Cards, Photography (end time 17-Dec-08 22:42:20 GMT)

These are type 1 cards and looking at the slot in the drive I dont think a type 2 will fit as the type 1 are the right size for the drive.

Hope this helps.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thanks Gary,
I'll buy that recorder anyway. Just thought to use a SDHC > CF card adapter for not
having so many different solid state cards flying around :-) Oh well, why did Sony
not choose to use SDHC cards?

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Old November 20th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Thanks to CompactFlashes larger size, at any given point in time it comes in a 2x larger capacity size than any of its competitors.

And it's not just Sony.
Canon uses CompactFlash in a whole mess of their cameras,
from point-n-shoots going up to and including the new Canon 5D Mark II.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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I am very happy with CF as my Nikon D300 camera loves the Sony 300X 8 gig cards as I dont use them with the S270 or Z7.

The Transcend 16gb 133x cards are superb and i have a very good workflow thru Clipwrap to final cut pro.

Its almost getting to where the tape just goes straight on the shelf and never gets used.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thx Gary and company. P.
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