» Archive for the ‘Memory cards’ Category

13Nov PNY 64GB Micro SDXC card $28 for fast performance

I’ve been using Sandisk micro SDXC cards for a few years now and despite the claims of quality I’ve often had dropouts. Normally it doesn’t start causing a problem until I get a good 20 or 30 minutes of footage on a card, but lately it’s been getting worse. Now that I’m starting to put […]

19Sep A touch hipster, Wood Panasonic LX100 Grip from J.B. Design

Above is a bag from J.B. Camera Design. They make “hand crafted” wooden base plates and handles for small cameras. While that sort of thing is usually something I poke fun at, my recent purchase of a Panasonic LX100 has forced me to start looking at that sort of thing. Other than hand crafted wood […]

25Feb Transcend 128GB SDXC card speed test

Right now the Transcend 128GB UHS-3 SDXC cards are down to $69. That makes them a pretty decent price for that capacity and claimed speed. The prominently displayed “ULTIMATE” logo on the package proclaims greatness and the “UHS-3” label is supposed to guarantee a minimum continuous speed of 30MB/s. While Sandisk has taught me to distrust […]

18Jun Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Speed Test

The Crucial MX100 512GB was only released a few weeks ago and I’ve already seen it on sale a few times for as low as $199. That puts the MX100 at about 39 cents a GB compared to the current average price of around 48 cents a GB, making it one of the most affordable […]

06Jun Komputerbay 128GB SDXC Speed test

I’ve been testing out that Komputerbay 128GB SDXC card with the Panasonic GH4 over the last 3 or 4 days and I haven’t run into any problems with write speeds. Even at 1080p 200Mbit/s the card seems to sail along without any trouble. No dropouts or write issues so far, I might even approve it for paid work […]

04Jun Komputerbay 128GB SDXC card

This Komputerbay 128GB SDXC card showed up on monday and I’ve been giving it a few tests on the Panasonic GH4. At $64 it’s one of the most affordable 128GB SDXC cards on the market and if the advertised “60MB/s Write 90MB/s Read” are accurate, it could be an attractive option. As of right now I’ve […]

28Apr New Transcend 64 GB UHS-3 SDXC 95MB/s cards

Looks like the first round of UHS-3 Class “guaranteed for real-time video recording at 4k” memory cards are starting to hit the market and Transcend’s 64GB SDXC cards are winning the price war at $49.95 for a 64GB. I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with Transcend’s CF memory cards, but my experience with […]

20Mar Preparing for the Panasonic GH4 – Memory cards

I have a few Sandisk Extreme Pro SD cards laying around as well as some less “pro” Extreme cards. I spent some time today working through the math and speed testing to see if any of these cards would keep up with Panasonic Gh4’s 4k recording function. In order to save you guys some time […]

07Mar PNY 128GB USB 3.0 thumb drive quick review

I was looking for a fast USB 3.0 thumb drive with a lot of storage space for travel. Having a high capacity thumbdrive can be pretty handy when you are collaborating on projects and you never know when you’re going to need to share or grab media files. After doing some research I settled on […]

26Feb Zoom h4n memory card load times and the slow boot problem

A number of you have sent me emails about incredibly slow boot times when using the Zoom h4n. Instead of replying to the question multiple times, I thought it might be easier to address it here. The Zoom h4n is a pretty decent field recorder for the price, but it doesn’t seem to play well […]