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Old February 1st, 2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder i know it has been asked but some of the responses were a couple yrs old

i am thinking of buying this unit for my Z5u i record a lot of seminars so i need as many or as big a card as possible

i am looking at the transcend 64gb at B&H will this work ?

Transcend Compact Flash 400x 64GB Memory Card TS64GCF400 B&H

also i only have the Sony's NP-F970 Info-Lithium Battery Pack this is the only other size battery i have besides the original that came with my z5u i was told that the mrc1k may not work with this unit attached can any one confirm or deny this ?

i need to order soon could persons respond asap

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Old February 1st, 2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

These are the ones I like best:

SanDisk 32GB Extreme CompactFlash Memory Card SDCFX-032G-A61 B&H

But when I bought a bunch a few months ago, they were only about $75.

I don't know how well the MRC will work with 64GB cards.

I can't imagine the battery not working. I do it all the time.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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thanks for the response adam i sent u 2 emails via dviinfo

ok sandisk

any one else ? and has any one used the transcend ?

so adam u use the 970 battery on your z5u with the mrc1k attached ?

also b&h has a used mrc1k for $600 would it be worth a look?
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Old February 1st, 2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Yes, I use the 970 with the MRC attached. Everything fits just fine.

I have bought several used MRCs from B&H and they're great.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Re: Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

any other brands of card i should look at ?

sandisk from all the posts seem the best

what about lexar transcend etc

i spoke to a B&H rep he said the transcend 64gb works great - once the transfer rate is 400x or 60mb a sec

can any one respond to this ?

also i am trying to get minimum 2 cards

does anyone use the transcend or any other lower priced cards?
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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I have one Transcend that works fine. I had seven Kingstons and all of them failed after a couple of uses. Kingston blames Sony and Sony blames Kingston.

I know cards are expensive but cards and batteries are too important to be looking for a bargain. They're never cheap in the long run.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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how long u have the transcend and what speed is it? and size
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:59 PM   #8
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32GB, 133x. Had it about 2 years now. Keep it just as a backup card -- I only use the Sandisks regularly.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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Re: Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

thanks for the responses - i opted to buy a brand new mrc1k vs the used one since i am outside of the US

right now i am deciding on what card to get

i initially wanted 2 64gb but a sandisk 64gb is appox 400us

a transcend is 165us

i have after reading tons of posts decided on a 32gb cards i just have to decide on a brand

i am though looking at transcend lexar sandisk

and i am leaning at this

Lexar 32GB Professional 400x Compact Flash LCF32GCTBNA4002 B&H
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 07:38 PM   #10
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It looks like a good deal and I'm sure those cards will be fine. But interestingly, here's a table that shows the cards Sony recommends (actually to perform a firmware update, but still). Note that for the Lexar 32GB, they recommend the 600x card, but for the Sandisk they recommend both the 400x and the 600x.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 08:16 PM   #11
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adam thank you for your assistance

now i have a headache

looking at the sandisk for saftey

thanks for all your assistance

did u ever get my emails?
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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No, no emails. I just sent a test email to myself and it hasn't come through either.

There's a thread elsewhere about emails not coming through. Maybe something on the site is broken.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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Re: Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

well i am looking at the sandisk what reader should i use for the fastest transfer to my computer i free lance so sometimes is pc sometimes is mac

what do u use in the feild a netbook? tablet ?

i am thinking i have to walk a netbook or something to transfer video on long shoots if i only get 2 32gb cards
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i also would like to ask u some questions re the z5u
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 12:22 PM   #15
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Re: Best Best compact flash Cards for HVR MRC1k recorder

Most of our work is studio-based so I use a Sandisk FW800 reader attached to my big editing desktop rig. There are now eSATA readers that are potentially somewhat faster. I have 16 Sandisks and four other cards. We shoot with four cams so I have four rounds before I must clear and reuse the cards, without having to dip into my second-level backup cards.

Any questions about the Z5 should go into the Z5 forum where lots of different experts can see them and provide feedback. I'll be more than happy to pontificate there as well.

The email function on the site appears to be busted.
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