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Old December 14th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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SD Cards and GZ-7

I shoot weddings and I use the GZ-7s for cover shots. I use the hard drives now but id like to start shooting to SD cards (for conveniance sake) Does the quality of the card matter? Do I shoot straight to the card? How much video will I get on a 8 gig card?

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Old December 15th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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A remark or a reminder: on the GZ-HD7, the video recording on a SD card can only be done in SP mode (1440x1080i VBR 19mb/s average), neither in FHD (1920x1080i VBR 26,6mb/s average) nor in HDV compatible mode (1440x1080i CBR 27mb/s).

If you are fine with this limitation, you can record around 52 minutes on a 8GB card in SP mode.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thats not a problem although can I shoot HDV compatable to the hard drive then copy it to the SD card within the camera?
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Old December 15th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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Yes,
You can transfer in both sides (from HDD to SD , or from SD to HDD). See page 52 of your User Manual... ;)
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Old December 17th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #5
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I forget to say that, if you decide to transfer a FHD or a HDV compatible video from the HDD on the SD card, the max time is around only 37 minutes for a 8GB card (it's because the video rate is higher for these 2 recording modes).
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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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I shoot weddings and I use the GZ-7s for cover shots. I use the hard drives now but id like to start shooting to SD cards (for conveniance sake) Does the quality of the card matter? Do I shoot straight to the card? How much video will I get on a 8 gig card?

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I tried to record on SD card and quality was as good as Full HD, but I prefer to record video in HDD and snapshot in SD card! You may try 16GB/ 32GB card as well, those might will run!

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Old December 29th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #7
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I thought 4GB SDHC Class 6 was the max this DVC will do.
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