- October 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm
I need to purchase some new cards, and I’m wondering what cards are now considered the most reliable. Is it still the Sandisk Extreme Video Class 10? I’m using an EX-1 version 1.11 with an original eFilms adaptor.
Should I stick with 16-gig cards or are the 32GB cards OK with my firmware version? Thanks.
- October 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm
The most reliable cards for the EX 1? Sony S X S cards without a doubt, that’s why they make them. Why compromise with the one aspect of your workflow that, should it fail, can lead to disaster? I’ve never (well hardly ever) heard of problems with these cards.
- October 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm
My question was pertaining specifically to SDHC cards. I have SxS, Sandisk Class 2 and Transcend Class 6, and in more than 3 years, I’ve never had so much as a hiccup from any of them.
- October 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm
Sorry, I should have read the subject heading more carefully.
- October 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Chris I use the Transcend 32 GB Class 6 cards without incident. I have recorded thousands of clips on six different cameras. I also just bought Lexan Platinum II 32 GB Class 10 really cheap from B&H without any problems.
When I do have a problem loading a card I can trace it to the card adapter. I have a number of those I don’t use anymore. I know it is the adapter because when I put the SDHC card alone in a regular card reader it works fine.
You should consider upgrading to firmware 1.2. It has a number of upgrades the most useful to me being file name available on the display screen.
- October 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Thanks Bob. Did you do the upgrade yourself?
- October 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Michael…I will give 12,000 reasons why I use SDHC cards instead of SxS. That is how much it would cost me to buy 2 32GB SxS cards for each of my 6 EX1r’s. I could buy 2 more cameras for that.
- October 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm
I’ve been wondering the same thing for my EX1. Are you guys using a specific brand of adapter? Or, know of the best one available today? Is the Hoodman good? Do you have any idea whether these would work in the Sony F3?
- October 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm
Yes I did using this link:
Read the Read this stuff first because it is important.
- October 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm
I use the MxR by eFilms although I would certainly consider replacing them with something else. I do have a couple of them that I don’t use any more because they seem a little squirrely.
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