I was recently lucky enough to get the Blackmagic PCC 6K Pro, and it has been a blast to use so far. I opted for the. Samsung T5 SSD as has become quite popular among the BMPCC crowd. The only problem is, I also got a DJI Ronin RS-2 gimbal, and while they make a pretty great combo in my tests, I can’t control the camera i.e. start/stop recording as there is only one USB-C port on the camera, and it is currently connected to an SSD. If I was using an internal SD or CFast card, I could use a camera control cable between the camera and gimbal. Great. Except for the fact that and SD card capable of handling the data rate of the footage is over £200 for a 128GB card, and CFast is very expensive too.
But now I really would like to try out the capability of the camera with the gimbal properly, and the only way to do that is to splash out on an SD or CFast card that can handle it. But after checking the official documentation for supported media, I end up going around in circles looking at different brands and different capacities. Seeing how much one is, and then forgetting after a few days. which leads me to this.
Originally I was going to make a spreadsheet with all the prices, but then I realised that many of the prices change all the time. So instead, I am going to make a list of all the cards from Amazon. The affiliate links show real time prices without me having to look them up constantly. Then I’ll look at other retailers and link to them too. The amazon price should give an idea of price, and then it’s up to you (and me) where we buy from. But this seems like a quick solution to my problem.
Sony Tough SD G-Series
ProGrade Digital SD
ProGrade Digital offer a range of SD cards that are V90
Angelbird AV Pro SD Cards
For some reason some of the cards only seem to be available in double-packs on Amazon. V90 – 300MB/s read, 260MB/s write.
CFast 2.0 Cards
CFast 2.0 cards have faster read and write speeds than SD cards and are available up to 1TB capacity. However, they are expensive and a less common format in DSLRs etc. so if you were hoping to use the same media between devices, it is something to keep in mind.