​SanDisk Expands Support for 4K Capture

At IBC SanDisk announced updates to their memory cards and solid state drives to support the performance needed for 4K capture including faster Speed and Higher Capacities for CFast 2.0.

At IBC 2014 the SanDisk Corporation, unveiled upgrades to its SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card and announced that the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD has been qualified for 4K capture. These two products expand SanDisk’s extensive portfolio of high-performance products designed for the professional broadcast, cinematography and photography industries.

The upgraded SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 card will power the next generation of high-performance cameras and camcorders. The 128GB card delivers shot speed of up to 440MB/s* and data transfer speeds of up to 515MB/s* to speed ingest. Additionally, the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 card combines the speed, capacity and performance needed to record cinema-quality 4K video (4096x2160p)1 in storage capacities of up to 128GB**.

Canon, Hasselblad, PhaseOne and Leica, and video technology pioneers, Atomos and Blackmagic Design, are strong supporters of the CFast 2.0 standard.

“The performance of the SanDisk Extreme PRO cards is amazing, and we are incredibly excited by what they will allow our customers to do,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “URSA is the world’s first digital camera designed around a user-upgradable sensor and lens mount, and a critical part of its design is the use of a dual CFast 2.0 recorder for nonstop recording. With these new SanDisk cards, our customers can dual-record and capture at incredible speeds.”

Although cards are popular for cameras, the SSD provides an alternative, especially for field recorders. For professionals looking to store and edit 4K video, SanDisk Extreme PRO SSDs deliver up to 550 MB/s sequential read speeds that give professionals the 24/7 consistent performance they need for the most demanding and graphic-intensive applications. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD is ideal for working with large files, such as 4K Ultra HD1, because it delivers the necessary speeds and data safety. The SSD’s performance and value have been recognised by Atomos and Blackmagic Design, and it is now qualified by both companies for 4K RAW and 4K ProRes capture in each company’s top products.

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