A great deal of buzz developed when Matrox revealed their first self-contained streaming/recording device, the Monarch HD, at NAB 2013. What followed was a string of awards and recognition from StreamingMedia.com, TV Technology, British Columbia Videographers Association, and Digital Video Magazine.
Lexar has recently introduced the Professional Workflow Reader Solution, a system that revolves around a modular design for employing up to four different card readers at a single time to increase speed and efficiency when transferring large quantities of data from memory cards.
SanDisk offers an array of memory cards comprising CompactFlash, SDHC/SDXC, and microSDHC/SDXC types in a wide range of capacities and data-transfer speeds. Faster speeds enable improved performance during HD video and RAW image capture, especially in continuous and burst shooting modes.
Do you put all your eggs into one basket? Let's clarify—are all your memories on one memory card? They really shouldn't be. Nothing can be more painful than losing a lot of those great moments from parties and the kids' soccer game, or the evidence from your car accident. Here are some ideas on how to protect those memories.
Is your SD card waterproof? When browsing the websites of some manufacturers, I stumbled upon claims that their SD cards are tested to be waterproof. I decided to put a couple of my very own SD cards to the test to see what would happen if my precious memory was dropped in water and all washed up. The results may surprise you.
For anyone who's bought--or considered buying--a video camera in the last couple years, these are certainly interesting times. That's especially true in the consumer camcorder world, where tape has gone the way of the Tyrannosaurus, taking evolutionary wing into a cloud of 1's and 0's. Whether recording to hard drives or memory cards--and whether or not you're ready for it--solid state recording is the method of choice.