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    Apr 25, 2010
    Which SD cards to use
    Having just been given a canon HD camcorder as a special present I am confused as to which type of SD's card to use. I was told they are not the same as I use in my DSLR, any advice would be helpful

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    SDHC cards for camcorders tend to need to be of a relatively high speed compared to what's acceptable in a still camera.

    You'll have to look in your manual for the minimum speed required by your camera, it may be a Class 4 card, it may be Class 6.

    Personally, I use 16 gig Class 6 SDHC cards in my camcorder.

    A Class 2 card is guaranteed to be too slow for a modern day camcorder. (class 2 tops out at 16Mbit/s - most camcorders that record AVCHD will record 17-24 mbits/s) Class 4 is 32mbit/s, class 6 is 48mbit/s, class 10 is 80mbit/s.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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