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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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HS900, storage questions?

Hi all,

I have some more questions regarding my impending purchase: -

1. Can I offload my 1080P footage to a storage device? I'm going to get the HS900 with the 220GB hard drive and was wondering if I could offload the footage at the end of each day whilst retaining the 1080P quality; I was thinking a 1TB device?

I won't be able to take a computer with me so a small device that I could plug the camcorder into would be ideal.

2. Alternatively, I could just buy cards and wondered are these any good, i.e. are they fast enough; a friend said I need 133 x cards but they are around 50 each or more!

Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002WE4HE2/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=computers&psc=1 these have been recommended but just getting views on similar :0)

Integral 16GB UltimaPro SDHC Card (Class 10) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Integral-16GB-UltimaPro-SDHC-Class/dp/B003ZDNLIW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1309377697&sr=8-8

This is 2-3 times the price; how much better is this one: -

Lexar 16GB 133X Professional SDHC Card - Class 10 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lexar-16GB-133X-Professional-SDHC/dp/B003LLQ0GS/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1309380674&sr=8-22

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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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Have you considered one of the Nexto products?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #3
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Alastair

That product looks ideal but is way out of my pocket - here in the UK, I can get the SDHC cards for a fraction of that so will probably go that route, although that would have solved my problem!

I've just ordered 2 of the Lexar 16GB 133X Professional SDHC Card - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lexar-16GB-133X-Professional-SDHC/dp/B003LLQ0GS/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1309380674&sr=8-22?&tag=din0a-20 for 21 each, 62:00 AUD, and will get a few more once I get the okay the others are suitable for HD recording

Thanks for the heads up all the same

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Old July 1st, 2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Bump on opinions of the cards I listed :)

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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Transcend wont give you any problems. I have been using them for a couple of years, most recently in my EX1, TM900 and 550D, they have not missed a beat. Good cards at a very reasonable price. You can always pay double the price for other cards, if you like spending money. Class 6 or 10 are more than adequate.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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Thanks Colin,

Nice to get first-hand opinions with real user experience. I will go for the http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003VNKNEQ/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=computers&psc=1 as they are recommended :0)

ONE THING I must ask though: - If 1080P is recorded at 25Mbps, how can a 20Mbps card record it properly?

I'm off to London later this week to collect my HS900; 970:00 was the best I could get with the 5 year Panasonic warranty. I have seen it for 935:00 but they are online orders only and you can't get the extended warranty without doing a demo :0(

I'll also pick up the 3 hour battery; 90:00

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Barry

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Old July 4th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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ONE THING I must ask though: - If 1080P is recorded at 25Mbps, how can a 20Mbps card record it properly?
I have a TM700 - the manual specifies a minimum of a Class 4 card. Of course, a higher speed card will allow you to move the captured media more quickly between the card & your PC.

...Jerry

Edit: Just downloaded the HDC-TM900P/PC HDC-HS900P/PC manual - it also specifies a minimum of Class 4.
Edit2: Error, Error. I made a stupid math error. I have a 99MB, 33 sec media file that registers 25.2Mbps from MediaInfo. So, 99MB / 33 secs * 8 bits/Byte = 24 Mbps (close enough to 25.2Mbps). Deleted the erroneous statement.

Last edited by Jerry Amende; July 4th, 2011 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Deleted erroneous statement about compression
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Old July 4th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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@Barry

The Panasonic HDC SD900 records, with the setting 1080p50, at 28 Mbps.

The Class 10 cards must, by definition, write at least 10 MB/s (= 80 Mbps). If they claim that the card writes at 20 MB/s than it means it can write at 160 Mbps.
Class 6 cards write at least 6 MB/s (= 48 Mbps). The class number gives the minimal writing speed.
1B = 8xb
So, both card write speeds are more than enough for the Panasonic HDC 900.
Class 4 cards are theoretically also fast enough.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #9
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Thanks guys,

Great font of knowledge here :0)

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