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Old July 28th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #46
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How many people are recording w/o a break for longer than 70min? If you don't, stick with a bunch of 16GB cards. They're small, cheap & well trusted.
Sorry, for some reason I had different figures in my head. I've only just seen a 16gb can capture 72mins (which considering I've been working on 60 min tapes for 5 years obviously is perfect for me)

Is that 72mins at the highest quality? Could I record 60 mins simultaneously to a 16gb card at highest quality and to tape for a back up? Thats basically what I'm after.

Very rarely wedding speeches go over an hour and cause me problems, but if I stuck a 32gb card in for the speeches and a 60 min tape, I'll be covering my back in case the 32gb has issues as well as ensuring that as long as the card works and things run over, I wont have to stop recording. Ooh I like this..
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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #47
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I mostly do weddings, and many of them are Catholic. Ceremonies are easily 1 hour to an hour and a half, but after that I don't need to run the camera for more then 20 min at a time (speeches, cake cutting, dances, ect) So I have a few 32gig cards, but mostly 16s. I use Ridata brand (233X), and I have been very happy with them. And by the way, the Kingston cards I got (166x) died within the first or second use.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #48
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[QUOTE=David Payne;1552826]Is that 72mins at the highest quality? Could I record 60 mins simultaneously to a 16gb card at highest quality and to tape for a back up? Thats basically what I'm after.
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Absolutely. That's the beauty of the Z5
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Old August 19th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #49
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We have three MRC-1s and, on the advice of Sony dealer, use 16Gb Pretec 233x metal clad CF cards. No problems.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #50
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

sorry to bring up this old thread, but it's over 8 months since the last posting and i'm in the market for a 32gb card.....

has anyone had any experiences with 'newer' cards (my 16gb sandisk are still going mighty strong, but the 32gb are still well over $200au)?

tia

btw. what IS the actually minimum read/write rate in m/bs and / or ???x required for constant video (ie. not burst rate)
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Old April 29th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #51
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

I too am interested in this information! Hopefully, someone will reply, as I'm in the market for a 32gig card!

Thanks!
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Old April 29th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #52
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

As usual, I went with a Lexar 32gb 300x. It's been great for me. Many people have no problem with 133x.
I want 300x on my cards.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #53
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

My Sandisks are, I think, the equivalent of 200x and I've never had a problem with them. The Kingstons I've had -- 6 out of 7 of which failed -- are 133x. But I have a 133x Transcend which has been flawless.

FWIW.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #54
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

Interesting about issues with the Kingston 133x. I assume you are talking about the the green Elite Pro cards ? I have capturing to my Canon 5D for 2 years with them without a hitch. I just bought 5 more from someone on this site to use in a used MrC1k I bought. Last night I captured an hour long show through my cable box and my VX2000 (obviously in DV) and the unit captured the entire run without a hitch. After the capture, I immediate pulled the card, and it was certainly warm, but I had not problem transferring.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #55
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

okay, i just re-read this thread and still am unclear as to whether you can use cf larger than 32gb?

and i know all the relevant arguments about using 16gb (which i do anyway), but i'm still curious.....

anyone any experience with 64gb cards?
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #56
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Re: Best compact flash cards for Sony Z5 with MRC1K unit

ok, i'll put my latest observation in:

bought one of these:

Faster than SANDISK 32GB Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card 533X - Lifetime Warranty

so far so good - filled it a couple of times...

@$85aus - bargain!
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