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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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32 GB Transcend Cards working with SxSxSDHC

I tried out the new (because it finally arrived) Transcend 32G Class 6 SDHC cards and they worked very well with both the SxSxSDHC adapter and the SDHC adapter in our EX1&3. Got up to 41FPS in 720. Cards are selling for around $120. A good deal for 100+ minutes of recording.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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Thanks for testing this Andy!
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:37 AM   #3
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Newegg carries them now:

Newegg.com - Transcend 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model TS32GSDHC6 - Flash Memory

So does MWAVE:

mwave.com: Transcend 32GB SD Card with Class 6 (#TS32GSDHC6)

Still not as cheap as two 16GB Transcend cards, but if you need the extra time without having to switch cards, the availability of the 32GB cards has improved.

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Old May 25th, 2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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16 vs. 32

We found that for a long film shoot, it was preferable to use 20 or so 16gb cards and eliminate the step of needing to download the data than to use the 32gb cards and be forced to download at the end of the day--especially since we lost a Lacie drive at end of the shoot and had to only rely on the backup.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 05:49 PM   #5
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But some might rather deal with 10 32GB cards vs 20 16GB cards even if it costs a bit more.
Each card change is a "point of risk" in my opinion and it's easier to keep track of fewer cards. Mind you it's all a matter of preference but I find more storage per card easier.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #6
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But some might rather deal with 10 32GB cards vs 20 16GB cards even if it costs a bit more.
Each card change is a "point of risk" in my opinion and it's easier to keep track of fewer cards. Mind you it's all a matter of preference but I find more storage per card easier.
Good point Craig. That is until you lose an entire card due to corruption or accidental loss.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #7
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Good point Craig. That is until you lose an entire card due to corruption or accidental loss.
But that could lead one to using 2GB cards.

I think it's easier to keep track of fewer cards.

I'm not sure if there's a statistical correlation between card size and irretrievable corruption but it would be an interesting statistic.
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But that could lead one to using 2GB cards.

I think it's easier to keep track of fewer cards.

I'm not sure if there's a statistical correlation between card size and irretrievable corruption but it would be an interesting statistic.
For what it is worth, I wouldn't lose too much sleep if I lost 16gb (1 hour) of video, lose 32gb and I think I would lose most of my hair too.

The phrase "putting all your eggs in one basket" springs to mind.

Having said this, I gaven't lost any clips due to card failure (YET!!), but I have just seen, for the first time, some dropped frames on a wedding I shot using my Canon XH A1
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Dumb question - did these just come out? Does anybody know how reliable they are?
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #10
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Vincent,
I agreed with you, especial with this new technology. I feel much confortable with 16gb than using 32gb. Maybe later ...

In the same way, I knew couple friends they never used 120min DVCam tape - only used 60 or 90min tape. They did not want to loose all 120 min with a bad tape.

Bill, the 32gb was in the market for awhile and by reading in this forum, the users recommended Transcend over Sandisk.
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For what it is worth, I wouldn't lose too much sleep if I lost 16gb (1 hour) of video, lose 32gb and I think I would lose most of my hair too.

The phrase "putting all your eggs in one basket" springs to mind.

Having said this, I gaven't lost any clips due to card failure (YET!!), but I have just seen, for the first time, some dropped frames on a wedding I shot using my Canon XH A1
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I feel the same way as Vincent re: the 1 hour cards vs. longer. I think the one-hour interval is part of my video DNA, at least since 16mm loads went the way of the brontosaurus. The thought of logging a 2-hour tape makes me ill. But then again, I'm perfectly willing to run the Sony drive for 3 hours to get an interview without having to stop.

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