Wise CFast™ 2.0 memory cards are designed for the modern professional broadcaster, videographer and photographer. The card provides write speeds of up to 450 MB/s and data transfer rates of up to 525 MB/s with video performance guarantee (VPG130) support. This means you can capture 4K RAW and high-res bursts of continuous shooting with ease. In addition, the world’s first 512GB large capacity card offers non-stop recording for your masterpiece.
|Read Speed||510 MB/s||525 MB/s||525 MB/s||505 MB/s|
|Write Speed||450 MB/s||350 MB/s||450 MB/s||290 MB/s|
|Form Factor||CFast™ 2.0||CFast™ 2.0||CFast™ 2.0||CFast™ 2.0|
|Dimensions||36 x 43 x 3.3 mm|
|Weight||0.02 lbs / 10 g|
|Operating temperature||32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)|
|Storage temperature||-40°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)|
They say time waits for no man and the same is true for all technologies including media cards. The most common cards used today are SDXC cards, followed by CFast but in the last two years we’ve seen XQD card slots appear on new cameras. More recently we’ve seen CFexpress media cards appear but what is the difference, and which is best? SDXC cards The first Secure Digital or SD card was launched in 2000. As demand for larger volumes due to larger file sizes and better data rates grew so the humble 32MB card evolved through SDHC (High Capacity around 2006) into SDXC cards (eXtra Capacity from 2011). SDXC cards are fast, very common in the market and are relatively affordable. The very latest standard is SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) with volumes up-to 128TB. Like current SDXC cards SDUC has a UHS-II interface to deliver data rates of up to 985 MB/second, good for recording compressed 8K video. Holdan offers a range video rated SDXC cards from AngelBird (V90), Panasonic (V90) and Wise (Class 10).
With the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to record… Like the URSA Mini Pro, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has built-in SD & CFast card slots. However, it only has 1 of each and (currently) will not roll record from one to the other. Now, if you’re shooting in one of the mid/low ProRes or DNG codecs or HD RAW, it’s not a massive problem (30+ minutes based on a 256GB card); but if you want to shoot higher resolutions in RAW or ProRes XQ then you’re looking at, potentially, 10-15 minutes based on the same card…that’s going to mean a LOT of card switching! Thankfully, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has something extra… The USB-C port on the side of it isn’t just for updates; connect a portable hard drive or SSD and you can record directly onto it. The advantage of this is that portable drives can store a lot more data than any memory card, which means you’ll be carrying less media. Also, as they’re USB-C, you can connect them to your Mac/PC and start editing straight from the drive.