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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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How many CF cards do you use?

For you DSLR users who shoot video, I'm curious to how many CF cards you use for an average wedding. Please specify the size of the cards as well. Personally, I'm looking to use 6 cards @ 16G's each.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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(3) 32 gb cards (2) 16 (1) 4gb
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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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5 X 16GB, we normally use 2 - 3 cards for each wedding...
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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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three 16gig cards and one 32gig. However, I haven't shot any long ceremonies or much outdoors due to the winter months here in NJ.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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Bumping this thread, because I'm about to load up on some memory.

I have 2 cameras and plan on shooting prep, ceremony, photoshoot w/ photographer, and reception up till cake cutting/bouquet toss (maybe include some group dancing).

Camera 1 = 2x 12GB CompactFlash, and plan on adding 2 or 3 more 32GB
Camera 2 = 2x 8GB SDHC, and plan on adding 2 or 3 more 32GB
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Old October 13th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #6
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10x16GB cards for the HMCs - we normally use 8 or 9 of them, sometimes all 10. We don't always fill them up and usually come away with 90GB - 130GB of footage.

2x16GB & 2x32GB CF cards for the DSLRs we just started using. I will be buying more shortly as we transition more of the shooting to DSLR. At current shooting rates we are going to need 160GB - 200GB of CF for a wedding.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Dont Go Cheap on Media/Storage

6 x 32GB CF Sandisk (3 extreme III and 3 extreme IV). Never fill them to the brim, generally to ~26-28GB before switching cards.

I would rather skimp on an extra lens, never on my media/storage. (Btw, shot with EX and sxs cards in the past; in comparison, CF cards are dirt cheap).

Anyone that has shot with P2 can also testify that the CF route is ridiculously cheap.
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