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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #766
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I received my SanDisk Video HD Cards 16gb today TESTED all HQ modes no errors
Stated over cranking out at 56 fps start stop recording strange no errors until I turn the cam off and on got a restore media. I will test at 48 fps and report back tomr.

SanDisk Video HD tested at 48 fps filled card twice no errors. I ordered two of these cards one card was bad sending it back had a formatting issue after two attempts the card finally formatted. Errors when cam is powered on and off.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #767
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Both. Tried the same cards today and 2 of them did fine but 2 did not. They seemed to have more trouble with 720p than 1080i. I could record continuously for 28 minutes (full card) with no problem. Just the start stop thing. Bottom line: Not reliable.
The Lexar SSD cards are only good for SP mode.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #768
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OK, received my Kensington today from Amazon, apparently they are still available.

And, I still have my IOC adapters - which also work, but... IOCs are tricky - you need to fiddle with them until the cam recognizes the adapter.

So... I'm just using Kensington on-camera; and IOC to offload to the laptop.

In other words... I take the SDHC adapter with card out of camera; remove the card; insert the card into IOC; put IOCxS combo into laptop. Then, I put a blank card into Kensington and insert it back into camera. Now cam is ready to shoot again, while IOCxS is offloading!

Since I got my IOC for about $10, I think this is a good workflow.

B&H says it is accepting orders for Kensington now.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #769
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Anyone try this one yet?
Newegg.com - Koutech IO-RC1800 18-in-1 Fit ExpressCard 34 slot Multi-Format ExpressCard Reader - Card Readers
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #770
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It looks like the Cable Express Adapter.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #771
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The IOC works with the Sony PRO Duo the Cam sees the card right away. You also have to use the SD to Duo adapter
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #772
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The Lexar SSD cards are only good for SP mode.
The Lexars failed in SP mode as well.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #773
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My Lexars also failed so I trashed them.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #774
 
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According to the reviews this card has some issues. One reviewer even used the highly technical term "wonky" to describe the card's interfacing problems.

I would hate to insert an $18 "wonky" card into my $8,300 camera and have it damaged.

I'm thoroughly satisfied with the Kensington/Transcend combination.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #775
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Hi

Just about to buy an EX3, a bit nervous, but I'm going to order one tomorrow. I've speed read the whole 52 pages of this post in relation to Sony S&S card alternatives and it appears the Kensington 7 in 1 card reader is the go, together with the Sandisk 16Gb extreme iii cards to achieve HQ - 35 mb/sec result, +/- under - over cranking ability.

I can't help but notice that there is an absence of reviews / tests on the Sandisk 8gb exetreme iv cards.

Has anyone had any experience with this Extreme iv card?

Any insights / results would be welcome.

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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #776
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I have the 8gb and 16gb Sandisk cards + Transcend 8gb and 16gb all work fine - have not contemplated slo mo shots.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #777
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I can't help but notice that there is an absence of reviews / tests on the Sandisk 8gb exetreme iv cards.

Has anyone had any experience with this Extreme iv card?
Probably because there "currently" is NO Sandisk Extreme IV SDHC card available. Sandisk currently only offers this in Compact Flash, not SDHC.


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If you're looking for the currently best price working combo, buy the:

Kensington 7-in-1 Expresscard reader
SanDisk 16GB Ultra II 15MB/s SDHC cards
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #778
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Received my Kensington readers via Amazon today. Now I'm just awaiting my SanDisk 16GB Video HD Cards!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #779
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In addition to MicroCenter, I found another vendor that shows the Kensington Card Readers in stock.

Garrett's Smart Electronics Store in Seattle, Washington


Smart Electronics Product

I would call them first though.

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Spoke to Jeff at Garrett's Smart Electronics. They are Out of Stock and don't know if any more will be coming in.

Buy.com got them in for less than one day and they sold out. Amazon is still delivering them to customers in dribs and drabs. Not sure when and where they are getting them from. Some Micro Center stores have them still.

Lowest price for Sandisk Ultra II 16GB cards from a reliable vendor (BuyDig - Beach Camera - Worldwide) $57.99 with free shipping from New Jersey. Received two today.

OOps! - Price just went up to $59.99 shipped.

Sandisk 16 GB Ultra II Secure Digital { SDHC } Memory Card 15MB/S ( SDSDRH-016G-A11 ) | BuyDig.com, The Internet's Digital Superstore

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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #780
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This Transcend 16Gb SDHC card is almost two times cheaper than Sandisk, and appears to be working fine.

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