“… The TOUGH SD cards feature the world’s first one-piece molded construction and rib-less design with No-Write Switch, making them far less vulnerable than conventional SD cards. In a bend test comparing the TOUGH SD cards to the standard, the TOUGH SD came out as 18 times stronger. These new cards also have the highest grade dustproof protection and are waterproof for up to 72 hours at a depth of 15 feet.
The cards boast an ultra-fast write speed of up to 299 MB/s – fast enough to support continuous shooting of high-resolution images and 4K video. When it comes to transferring those files to your computer, the cards’ read speeds of up to 300 MB/s makes the process take only seconds….”
Panasonic has announced that its version 2.0 firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 camera will be released late September and the list of specifications is massive. Panasonic clearly has been listening to its users and has delivered far more than any of us could have anticipated in this update.
Rather than reiterate the content of Panasonic’s press release, I am listing here all the best articles, videos and other information that I have found so far.
PanasonicLumixVideo – Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K HDR Video “Isobel” – Creative & Crew: Nick Driftwood – Director, James Miller – Director of Photography… – BTS video and notes on shooting HLG HDR footage coming soon.
Although ADATA is not a brand I have encountered before, ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. has suddenly staked its claim to moviemakers’ and photographers’ attention with the release of its Premier ONE SDXC UHS-II U3 Class 10 memory card trio in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes.
SD card speeds and capacities have been something of a moving target since Panasonic announced that its Lumix GH5 hybrid stills/video camera would be reaching a firmware update later in 2017 to add 400 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p, 25p, and 24p as well as Full HD. Will that make extra demands on SD cards? Time and the experts will tell.
I am no expert, especially on the subject of memory cards, but have sought the advice of proven experts in the past when it comes to the best SD card for shooting high bitrate 4K DCI and UHD video on cameras like Panasonic’s Lumix GH4.
Given the GH5 has yet to be released for sale in many parts of the world – I only managed to see and briefly handle a GH5 for the first time last Saturday – the jury is out regarding the best cards for now and in future.
If Sol March of Suggestion of Motion reactivates his blog soon then it may prove to be an authoritative source for hard facts on the GH5 as a documentary moviemaker’s video camera and, specifically, what SD cards will work best with it and its various modes.