I'm getting my 7D next week and while I have a bunch of CF cards for my 40D, I know I'm going to need something bigger and faster to shoot video on the 7D.
1) So what brands have you found to be effective and not have a lot of dead sectors or drop outs because of quality?
2) How big of card do you like to use? Obviously bigger means more record time. But is there a reason to use a bunch of smaller cards?
3) How fast do the cards need to be to be effective?
Personally I like SanDisk media as I have almost never seen a dead sector in one of their products unlike other brands I have tried. I use a lot of Solid State media in my line of work. Either still images or audio recording to either large CF cards or SD cards. Depends on the recorder I'm using. I just got off shooting an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap and we were using a 788T recorder and dumping the audio to 32gb CF cards made by Transcend that the production company supplied. They seemed to be fine, but I didn't listen to all of the nearly 6 hours a day for 5 days that I recorded for any drops or dead sectors.
I'm looking at a SanDisk 32gb 400x 60MB/s card. Any thoughts?
But video is a whole other animal. Audio files don't take up nearly as much room as video or video with audio. So a fast, large, high quality card is what I'm looking for. What do you like?