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5D Mark II and memory cards

 
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Sep 18, 2009 23:05 |  #1

Does it matter what size and speed card you use for shooting video with the Mark II? Thanks for your help! :)


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Sep 19, 2009 01:14 |  #2

Yes. The faster the better.


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Sep 19, 2009 01:20 |  #3

Good luck shooting more than one frame a second with a slow card.


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Sep 19, 2009 01:45 |  #4

Trainboy wrote in post #8669683 (external link)
Good luck shooting more than one frame a second with a slow card.

What's considered a "slow" card? I just bought a 5D mark II and it's on its way to me. I have a couple ultra II's and Extreme IIIs and IV's, but I have a feeling the Ultra II's won't be fast enough. I also ordered three 8GB Extreme IV cards.


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Sep 19, 2009 09:07 |  #5

The 5D's buffer is good for 5 RAW+Jpeg files in my experience, and I had an older Ultra II card lying around so I did a quick test. Once I'd blown through the buffer on burst, it took about 3 pictures every 2 seconds. Write speed on an ultra isn't too bad! It's only about 2/3 the speed of an extreme III.
I'm starting to think I might need an extreme IV to play with, but spending that much money on a memory card when I'll rarely use the write speed is a bit scary.


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Sep 19, 2009 09:11 |  #6

The high card speeds are needed to get good response when shooting sequences - especially for RAW.

But the requirements for shooting video are quite modest. Most cards should work for video.


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Sep 19, 2009 13:55 |  #7

Thanks for your help guys! :)


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Sep 20, 2009 16:08 |  #8

i have an 8gb ultra II and at one point the video started to reach the buffer limit thing.

now i have a 16gb extreme... and its damn fast




  
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