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Old October 28th, 2016, 04:00 AM   #1
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PMW 300 recording across cards

Hi everyone.

Could someone please confirm whether the 300 can be set up to record to two cards at the one time?

I have a PXW-X70 that you can set to simultaneously record to both cards at once which gives a greater level of confidence.

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Old October 28th, 2016, 04:34 AM   #2
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Re: PMW 300 recording across cards

Nope Dave. Well I've never found a way to do it:)

Also you might consider the XQD option for the SxS cameras. Enables you to use XQD cards on many of the Sony SxS models. Same cards as the FS5 and FS7. Each card comes with a USB 3.0 card reader. Around $AU$220 for a 128GB XQD as opposed to about AU$1,080 for a 128GB SxS card. Just a thought if you need more cards. Just need to check if the 300 can handle the 128 cards. It's okay with the 64GB ones with the latest firmware.

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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: PMW 300 recording across cards

Hi Dave,

If it helps, it is worth knowing that the SxS cards are internally raided. That is, they have an internal storage arrangement that gives them both the sustained speed required for their operation and also the redundancy for the data that is recorded.

I'm yet to have a problem with one.

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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:18 PM   #4
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Re: PMW 300 recording across cards

Ok thanks guys, perhaps the reason you can record to two cards at once on the PXW-X70 is because you are using SD Cards :-)

That said, in 2 years I have not had an SD card problem. The only issue I did have was, for some reason, Final Cut Pro X didn't import the entire length of one clip. Thank goodness I didn't format the card before I noticed!!

Thanks again,

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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #5
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Looks like the solution here is a simple one. Stop using Final Cut Pro. :-D

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