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LAST UPDATE: September 26th2017 - After nearly four years I can give some very safe advice on the buying of memory cards for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. And it's clear and simple: get the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SDXC cards of 64GB or the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 128GB card. The 64GB card is cheap, but I believe the 128GB card is the sweetspot when it comes to price/capacity ratio. Don't settle for anything else. During the past years the Sandisk cards have come down from well-over a hundred dollars for 64GB to around $35 nowadays. Now you can even get 256GB for around $120.- The Sandisk cards are the best choice - there's no discussion.

Disclaimer note: I am in no way affiliated to Sandisk. I have never received anything from them, nor have they ever contacted me. I endorse their SD cards purely based off of my experiences with the Pocket Cinema Camera. I do get a small reference fee from Amazon when you choose to buy from them via one of my links, but that's merely to maintain this site.

For all most recent prices, I'd like to refer you to my newest addition to my domain: the MediaMonitor. It keeps track of prices for and compatibility with all recording media suitable for use with (amongst others) the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera and its siblings. I will no longer be updating the prices on this page, bookmark the MediaMonitor for further updates.

(July 2014) Blackmagic Design have added new recording modes to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with the new version 1.8.2 filmware. This update gave lower-bitrate modes to us. As a consequence, this post isn't up to date anymore. This listing is still primarily focussed on CinemaDNG and ProRes 422 HQ recording modes. The new ProRes 422ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy recording modes are too new to have been extensively tested.

According to the initial reports from Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) users - the camera is picky when it comes to SD cards. And saying it's picky it seems is the understatement of the decade. The initial release only accepted Sandisk Extreme (Pro) cards, nothing more, nothing less. But since then BMD have released an update, so I'll try to keep track which cards have been tested.

Updates will added at the bottom of this post, that is to say: if a list-entry/update needs clarification.

The list is sorted alphabetically, with deleted/unsupported cards dropped to the bottom. I stated brand and type, followed by read and write speeds. After that the recording mode(s) that have been tested. If a card is fast enough to record ProRes, but most likely not CinemaDNG - I'll make that clear.

Heads-up! This list is no longer being updated, it has been merged into the bigger MediaMonitor. You can open the MediaMonitor by clicking here.

  • ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I U1 64GB
  • Delkin Devices 16GB Elite SDHC UHS-I (+)
  • Delkin Devices 32GB Elite SDHC UHS-I (+)
    • Claimed speeds: R:95MB/s W:80MB/s
    • ProRes modes only

  • Gobe Magic 64GB SDXC UHS-I U3
    • Claimed speeds: R:104MB/s W:90MB/s
    • All ProRes modes

  • Lexar 64GB SDXC Professional Class 10 600x UHS-I
    • Claimed speeds: R:90MB/s W:45MB/s
    • note: one confirmed record at this point
    • ProRes modes only

  • PNY Elite Performance 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I
    • Claimed speeds: R:90MB/s W:60MB/s
    • note: one confirmed report
    • ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy only

  • PNY Elite Performance 128GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I
    • Claimed speeds: R:90MB/s W:60MB/s
    • note: one confirmed report
    • ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy only

  • PNY Pro-Elite Plus 32GB SDHC (P-SDH32U2-30-GE)
    • Claimed speeds: R:95MB/s W:80MB/s
    • Source: DiffractedMedia
    • Note: one found successful reference
    • ProRes all modes
    • CinemaDNG up to 25fps
  • Sandisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I 45MB/s 32GB (**)
    • Claimed speeds: R:45MB/s W:45MB/s
    • note: mixed reports, not recommended
    • ProRes modes only

  • Sandisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I 45MB/s 64GB (+) (**)
    • Claimed speeds: R:45MB/s W:45MB/s
    • note: mixed reports, not recommended
    • ProRes modes only

  • Sandisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I 45MB/s 128GB (+) (**)
    • Claimed speeds: R:45MB/s W:45MB/s
    • note: mixed reports, not recommended
    • ProRes modes only
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I 95MB/s 16GB (+)
    • Claimed speeds: R:95MB/s W:90MB/s
    • ProRes modes

  • Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I 95MB/s 32GB (**)
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I 95MB/s 64GB (+)
  • Toshiba Exceria Type 2 SDXC 64GB UHS-I
    • Claimed speeds: R:90MB/s W:60MB/s
    • Note: one confirmed report, comment from nov. 9th 2014
    • ProRes all modes
    • CinemaDNG RAW up to 24fps without problems, 30fps drops frames
    • Check MediaMonitor for current prices

Prices updated on July 17th, 2015

Please check the MediaMonitor for the most recent prices

 

The Delkin Elite cards have now been added to the official supported for recording with ProRes on the BMPCC SD cards list on Blackmagic's site. Which currently only counts 7 SD cards.

I'll update this post as more cards have been tested - and of course if people post about it, I can't do all the testing myself.

 

UPDATE 2013, October 1st - Added the Delkin cards that are mentioned on the official list of BMPCC supported cards for ProRes recording. Also added a Sony 94MB/s card, which has been reported by Brandon Lee as working fine.

UPDATE 2013, October 16th - Added the Transcend 32GB card, Keiko Alingas from the Gear Addix video channel ran extensive tests with it and it worked like a charm.

UPDATE 2013, October 25th - I just got reports that the Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-I 94MB/s card will not work without dropped frames. This was tested on two different cards. The 64GB SDXC version of this card however will work. This is because with solid state memory the rule goes that higher capacity will result in higher speeds. The 64GB card looks to have just that extra bit of headroom it needs for the ProRes recording. That will work, but only just.

UPDATE I 2013, October 29th - I've removed the Transcend 32GB 600x Class 10 UHS-I card. Gabriel HH has tested it and had dropped frames on two out of four cards. That's too much risk to be a recommended/compatible card. Due to this card having too little headroom, I've changed the status for the 64GB model to ProRes only. Even though it might work fine, the Transcend will be recommended by me, as it most likely doesn't have much headroom when it comes to ProRes recording.

UPDATE II 2013, October 29th - Added the PNY card that's now listed on the official Blackmagic Design site. Also added markings in the list (+) to mark those cards which come recommended by BMD themselves. Also added the finding that exFAT seems to perform noticeably better than the HFS+ (MacOS) format.

UPDATE 2013, November 14th - A few days ago the CinemaDNG update for the BMPCC came through. And cards are being tested for CinemaDNG RAW recording. Just got word that the Sandisk Extreme 80MB/s card drop frames consistently - so these cards will only work for ProResHQ. The only officially confirmed card is the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB SDXC card. Also, the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB has been demoted, this one will not record CinemaDNG, and can even have dropped frames with ProRes. Also worth noting is that the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s cards have been marked End-of-Life, since they're soon to be replaced with a next generation series.

UPDATE I 2013, November 18th - I've added the Toshiba Exceria Type 2 64GB SDXC card. This one works flawlessly with the ProRes and initial tests have shown that it might just be the Sandisk-killer ;-) ... A locked-down shot of 5 minutes in CinemaDNG RAW recording was done without any dropped frames. So it's looking good for this card. If it'll pass further tests, it'll be the new recommended card. Since it is (in the Netherlands) on average only 66% of the price of the Sandisk.

UPDATE II 2013, November 18th - I've removed the Transcend SDXC Class-10 UHS-I 600x 64GB alltogether. I've gotten word from Gabriel Hadarean that he bought four of these from Amazon and none of them worked properly. In combination with the October 29th update, that's just too much failures for the Transcend to be even considered.

UPDATE 2013, November 27th - I've placed a (**) warning at the Toshiba card. Just got a very bad report on these with ProRes as well as with CinemaDNG. However, I also got a very positive message about these. So use at your own discretion.

UPDATE 2013, December 3rd - There have been too many reports of the PNY Elite 32GB 90MB/s cards not working correctly with the BMPCC. I've decided to take it from the list alltogether, despite it being on the officially supported list at BMD.

UPDATE 2013, December 5th - Taken down the Toshiba Exceria from the list. Testing by several users has given too much variation in results. From not-working-even-for-ProRes to pretty good result. Too much variation to gamble serious money on. Too much inconsistancy for any serious consideration. Let's hope the upcoming UHS-II cards from Toshiba will prove more useable in due time.

UPDATE 2013, December 17th - I've contacted Sandisk about the End-of-Life status of the Extreme Pro Cards, and the representative guaranteed me that this is incorrect and they'll remain in production until a possible predecessor is released, of which nothing is known at this point in time. Because of this, I've removed the (worrying) EOL status for these cards.

UPDATE 2013, December 18th - I've added the Sandisk Extreme PLUS 80MB/s 128GB SDXC card. Ran into a report that it works fine with ProRes. So it's on the list now. Also modified the Sandisk 80MB/s SD entries to now reflect the rebranding of the Sandisk Extreme 80MB/s to Sandisk Extreme PLUS 80MB/s. Also did a slight cleanup of the list, re-sorted cards alphabetically (as I initially said I would) and processed some data I got back from Sandisk.

UPDATE 2014, January 6th - Added the Lexar 600x 64GB SDXC card. The 400x also seems to work with ProRes, but only at 24p, more fps and it hangs - so I decided to exclude it from the list, too little headroom to be 100% reliable I guess.

UPDATE 2014, April 8th - Did a complete clean up of this post. A revised list will be posted later tonight, or at least I expect/plan to do so.

UPDATE 2014, July 20th - It's been a while since a update. In the past week new recording modes were added to the BMPCC with firmware v1.8.2: ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. These were added to the already existing modes: ProRes 422 HQ and CinemaDNG RAW. This means all SD card will have to be re-tested for these new recording modes. I've already updated the list as much as I could right now - hope to do a more extensive update soon.

UPDATE 2014, December 3rd - I've got one confirmed report on the 128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s card. Clinton Vadnais was abled to fill 'r up in one big DNG take without dropping a frame! He used Firmware 1.9.10 and formatted the card as HSF+.

UPDATE 2015, June 17th - Updated the list with a few cards which have been added to the official supported SD card list from Blackmagic Design Support.

UPDATE 2015, June 19th - I've done a quick update on the list. Added prices to the 256GB and 512GB Sandisk Extreme Pro cards, as well as to the Extreme Plus series. Updated all other price indications. Also removed the one Sony SDXC UHS-I 64GB card from the list. I cannot keep it on the list at its pricepoint, there are just too many way better alternatives on this list.

UPDATE 2015, June 25th - Small update. The European prices at Amazon.de have dropped slightly on the 64GB and 128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro cards, the 256GB went up a little. Also noteworthy drops in price of the Extreme PLUS series of 64GB and smaller. USA prices went up a little with the Extreme PLUS series.

UPDATE 2015, July 9th - Small update. But a major milestone. The Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB card just dipped below the $100 mark, and the €100 as well. I remember writing a post on the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB hitting the $100 mark, a memorable day in 2013. 

UPDATE 2016, January 9th - A concluding update. The prices for SD media have now stabilized and I don't expect them to be lowering much further. The once $100+ Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB card now sells for around $35 - and has been doing so for months on end. This card is the ultimate companion memory card for the BMPCC. 

UPDATE 2017, September 26th - An update to the concluding update you might say. Seeing as this is still a highly visited article, it seemed wise to update it a bit here and there. Prices have come down even further. The Sandisk 64GB seems stable now at $35, but the larger capacity cards are still slowly creeping down in price. Still the best match for the BMPCC by the way. I also replaced several retailer-links in the article with links to my MediaMonitor webpage, which keeps track of current prices for recording media. 
 

 

Thanks to Philip BloomMatt UhryBrandon LeeKeiko AlingasGabriel HHUltra Racing PhilippinesGabriel Hadarean, Paul Angers and Clinton Vadnais.

 

 

(+) - On the officially supported SD card list from Blackmagic Design

*EOL - End of life, these cards are about to be discontinued.

** - I'm getting mixed reports on these. Some say these work fine, others have dropped frames like mad. I think this means these cards only just can cut it - too little headroom. Avoid if you can.

*** - Initial tested seems to point that this card will work with CinemaDNG RAW recording. Further tests need to be done before this card can be a recommended card. 

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Daniel
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Hallo Ruben,

Mooie lijst heb je! ik zag op een andere lijst de 'PNY "Elite Performance 90MB/s" 256GB 60MB/s write' weet jij of deze werkt met raw? En od deze uitgebreid getest is?

Ik hoor graag van je.

Daniel
Ruben
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Voor zover ik weet werken de PNY kaarten niet echt goed. Sowieso de 128GB en 256GB versies. Deze schijnen over algemeen nog iets trager te zijn dan de 64GB variant.
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The PNY card aren't working perfectly, as far as I know. At least not the 128GB and 256GB versions. These seem to be even slower across the board when compared to their 64GB variant.
Paul Angers
Hello Ruben,

Thanks for the relevant info regarding SD card compatibility.

I've had success with Lexar professional SDXC cards, in ProRes mode.

1) Lexar 64GB SDXC Memory Card Professional Class 10 600x UHS-I Read: 90MB/s Write: 45MB/s works fine.

2) I have experimented with a Lexar 64GB SDXC Memory Card Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I Read: 60MB/s Write: 20MB/s. It works fine.

3) I also tried a 16 GB Lexar SDXC Memory Card Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-IGB 400X, similar to the one above, except for the size, and it dropped frames at 30 fps. However, it worked fine at 24 fps!

I confirm dropped frames with the Sony 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I 94MB/s.

Regards,

--Paul
Ruben
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the updates. I've added the Lexar 600x card to the list. The 400x seems too close to the limit its required speed to be a really reliable card, too little headroom. Too much detail in a scene might just push the required bitrate that little bit too far.

-Ruben
Jerome
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Hello Ruben,
Great list, very useful thanks.

Because I want to use the BMPCC as a fixed camera to shoot live concerts I really need a 256GB card (in this case, for prores of course). Do you think the Lexar 256GB SDXC 600x would be ok ? I have found nothing from bmpcc users about this particular card, which to me seems like the only -possibly- suitable 256GB card out there. Do you have any info about this card ?
Ruben
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Hi Jerome,

I've looked into it but can't confirm that the 256GB Lexar will work. Lexar is very careful with guaranteed speeds on their website. They only say it will at least do 10MB/s (write speed) - that won't do.

Also, like you said, I don't know of anyone testing this combination. It's more or less a guess. Someone's got to be the first. But for ~$500,- ... I'm not going to be that first one ;-)
Ruben
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Hey Jerome,

I guess you're in luck with the new firmware update. The ProRes 422 LT mode will give you just over an hour-and-a-half recording time on a 64GB card! And still the quality is great ';-)
Nicholas Loess
Hi Reuben,

I've been using the Lexar 128GB 400x SDXC card with the pocket cam, formatted to x-FAT. I've successfully recorded Pro-Res and Raw files to the camera with no dropped frames. Though I just finished my first raw shoot and am having some issues getting the dng files into Davinci. I'll keep up with what I find as I continue to shoot with it. Thanks for the list, very helpful.
Nick
Ruben
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A reliable 128GB SD card would be the holy grail for the BMPCC right now - especially if it flawlessly records DNGs each and every time. And it's a good thing that it is pretty similarly in price to the 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro.
Flaaandeeers
Hi Ruben,
I don't have quite clear if this bastard (the 64gb one) will be enough for ProRes recording with the BMPCC:
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-UHS-1-P-SDX64U1H-GE/dp/B00HIKBW1G/ref=pd_sim_pc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1FK5B49XKPFZNWWC34ZC

Do you have confirmation about that?
Thanks!
Ruben
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Hi Flanders,

As far as I can gather, the PNY 64GB SDXC Elite Performance will work fine with ProRes recording, however it won't work with CinemaDNG. Personally I'm sticking to Sandisk Extreme Pro's, but I can see how that might a bridge too far, pricewise, when compared to the PNY!
Brandon Anderson
See my comment below. I found these to drop frames at HQ and 422, but work with Pro-Res LT.
David Winter
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This log is extremely helpful. Thank you for creating it.

The ADATA cards are clearly the least expensive. Has anyone made significant use of these? How about the 128GB versions. I see that they also have U3 versions. Would this be preferable or irrelevant since there's no 4K?
Matthew Shannon
Hi, I just bought a brand new San Disk UHS-I extreme plus 32gb 80 mb/s, which is featured on the recommended list, but the bmpcc still says 'no SD' -

has anyone else had this problem? can I reset / format anything? I fear an expensive trial and error process if the recommended list is only a 'guide'....
Brandon Anderson
Make sure the card isn't formatted to Fat32. ExtFat should work, as well as whatever the mac equivalent is (I'm not a Mac guy). Your should work OK for Pro-Res from what I can tell, but not Raw. Make sure your camera is set to Pro-Res before inserting the card. What you really want is the extreme pro 64, which is the only card I know of that does Raw, and is only $93 on Amazon.
Ruben
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Format it as either being exFAT of HFS+ ('Mac OS Journaled' is what OS X calls it, if I'm not mistaken, also not a mac-guy)

If it still doesn't recognize it -well- be sure to check if it's really a Sandisk. Sounds odd perhaps, but Sandisk is the most 'pirated' brand out there when it comes to 'fake' SD cards.
Brandon Anderson
I just updated my cam to 1.8.2, and tested some of the cards I have that were unreliable at Pro-Res:
PNY Elite 128 & 64: Both dropped a frame in the first 10 seconds of recording at Pro-Res 4:2:2. Both recorded consistently without drops at Pro-Res LT.
Toshiba Exceria Type2 64: Dropped frames within the first few seconds on Pro-Res 4:2:2 and Pro-Res LT. Recorded consistently at Pro-Res Proxy.
Ruben
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Thanks for the update Brandon - I'll update the blogpost as soon as I get the chance to. For now I've updated it with a headsup that new test are required.
Mennko
Hello Ruben!
I just read on your site: " with solid state memory the rule goes that higher capacity will result in higher speeds."
Does that means that the 128Gb version of the ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I U1 64GB read: 95MB/s write: 45MB/s
will work (ProRes modes only) with the BMPCC?
Really need help with this one ;-)
Thanks !
Ruben
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Hi Mennko,

Generally the rule you quoted applies. But it's more a guideline. In the past year I've come to see that it doesn't always apply to SD cards. I'll have to look up the card you asked about. Will get back to you!

-Ruben
Mennko
Thanks a lot Ruben!
Mennko
Thanks a lot Ruben!
Mennko
Hello Ruben!
I just read on your site: " with solid state memory the rule goes that higher capacity will result in higher speeds."
Does that means that the 128Gb version of the ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I U1 64GB read: 95MB/s write: 45MB/s
will work (ProRes modes only) with the BMPCC?
Really need help with this one ;-)
Thanks !
Ruben
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Generally that rule applies. But sadly, as I've come to experience, this doesn't always apply. It also depends on how the data-chips are arranged/layed out within the SD card. In reality - it comes down to trial-and-error. Will update this statement in the post as well with the next update of the post.
Ben Sandstrom
Hey Ruben
So far i'm not getting any dropped frames on the 45mbs sandisk cards for proRes and below and also no dropped frames on the Transcend 64GB Ultimate SDXC UHS 3 60mbs cards for proRes LT and below. Think it might be worth sticking to the Sandisk 80mbs cards for proRes and the 95 for raw. But good to know other cards will work in a situation where you just need to record......B
Esse
Just to confirm that:

Sony 32GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I 94MB/s
Doesn't work! Always dropped frame in any resolution!

Keep away from this SD!!!
Ruben
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Thanks for the warning. Will update the post soon!
Elie-Ko
I've tested the Lexar 600x cards. Both the 128Gb and 256GB can do Prores HQ, however, when there is a lot of action it starts skipping frames and then recovers. This especially happens when shooting in 30P and less so in 23.976 I couldn't get it to skip in Prores LT or Proxy modes. Going to try the same battery of tests on the Sandisk Extreme plus 128GB and will report my findings.

Thanks for putting together this resource!
Fadhil P
UPDATE:

TEAM XTREEM 32GB SDHC UHS-1
PRORES : WORKING WITHOUT D.F.
RAW : DROP FRAME

TEAM XTREEM 64GB SDXC UHS-1 85mb/s
PRORES : DROP FRAME
RAW : DROP FRAME
Ruben
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Thanks Fadhil! I'll work them into the list soon!
Fadhil P
actually I found that using exFat instead HFS format, gave me more acceptable performance for ProRes on Team Xtreem 64gb . what I mean is sometimes the footage is dropframe, sometimes not (working flawlessly without D.F). this card is capable but not reliable. I'm talking about "ProRes Proxy". not a higher one. so, better to everyone to avoid this card.
Guirec
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Hi, the Transcend 64gb will be upgrade for RAW recording?

Ty
Ruben
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Guirec, I'm afraid that at this point in time - there are simply no Transcend cards that will be abled to record CinemaDNG RAW footage. And I'm honestly also not expecting one to show up any time soon.
Elie-Ko
I've tested the Adata Premiere Pro 128GB card and the Transcend Ultimate 128GB card. Both cards were able to record ProRes HQ at 24P but dropped frames under very fast camera movements for extended periods of time. 30P is that much less usable.

As expected, the Sandisk Extreme pro 64Gb was able to handle everything I threw I at including 30P RAW. Surprisingly, however, the Sandisk Extreme plus 128GB held up really well.

The Sandisk Extreme Plus 128GB card has a slower write test using HD Tune Pro (60MB/s) than the ADATA, Lexar, and Transcend cards (all around 62MB/s), however, for some reason the Sandisk Extreme Plus was able to record not only ProRes HQ flawlessly, but also handled 24P raw without a hiccup. The only time it dropped frames was during RAW at 30P under very fast camera movements for extended periods of time. With the other cards, I was not able to even record 1 frame of RAW. I intend to stress test this card more thoroughly and see if I notice anything concerning.
Jae Battles
Thats good to hear about the Extreme Plus 128 doing RAW. Keep us updated if you get any other readings.
Ruben
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Elie-Ko, did you also get the chance to test it at 25fps? 24fps is nice and all, but in the real world not the most practical format for most people ;-)

Would be awesome if that Extreme Plus 80MB/s 128GB card would do 25p DNG RAW.
Elie-Ko
I guess "real world" depends on what side of the world you are on =) In the US 23.976/24 is our frame rate for film.

I tested at 25 and wasn't able to get dropped frames either. I was at 30 but it required a lot of motion.
Jae Battles
Elie-Ko, could you update us on the times of clips you have recorded in RAW onto these cards? Thanks
Jae Battles
Elie-Ko, could you update us on the times of clips you have recorded in RAW onto these cards? Thanks
Florian
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Hi Ruben!\r\nThanks for this valuable source of information! I have to report a WARNING for the \r\n\r\nSony 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I 94MB/s.\r\n\r\nI\'m getting dropped frames even with ProResLT! Wondering if anyone else is experiencing this. I guess I do have to opt for the Sandisk Extreme Pro after all.\r\n\r\nFlorian
SCOE
Tested Samsung Memory 64GB MB-SG64D: Dropped frames after 20 seconds

Tested PNY 256GB Elite Performance: ProRes 422 works well
shake
Thanks for the report. Was the Samsung dropping frames on RAW, or on ProRes?
Elie-Ko
I would like to retract my previous findings of the 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus fully working with RAW. After testing more extensively in the real world, I've noticed that in certain situations it can handle RAW indefinitely and in other situations (particularly those with lot of color, greens and blues) it can only handle raw at 24fps from 30-90 seconds. Meaning you can record raw on these cards but only for 30-90 second bursts. for longer clips I recommend ProRes HQ.
Gus
Toshiba Exceria type2 sdxc
64gb 90read 60write RAW 30f drop after 25seconds
64gb 90read 60write RAW 24f no drop PERFECT!!!!

Toshiba Exceria type1 SDXC
32gb 95read 90write RAW 30f no drop PERFECT!!!
JG Serrano
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Hello, I have been using the PNY Elite Performance 90mb/s 64 and 128Gb and they work fine with all ProRes modes, including HQ.

Thank you for your work!
steven
great site,i have purchased a bump to go along with my canon 50d ML,so i need sd and cf cards now for the huge files of data,this is super that your updating these cards speeds.this is really helpful when you get your raw cameras and don't know what media can handle the raw data.is the bump pro res data rates about 220 mbps?so would the hyper deck shuttle be a better and faster media for the raw and pro res output for these cameras or the cf and cd cards more efficient??when recording the media?how fast would a 120gb hard drive in a hyper shuttle be in handling the raw,pro res data rates? great site.great work.what about the Komputerbay cards????
Chris Gooley
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Hi Ruben,

Gobe's 64GB & 128GB SDXC 104MB/s cards have been successfully tested in both ProRes and CinemaDNG Raw modes on the BMPCC. Please let me know if i can send you samples for you to test so they can be included on your list.
Adam Harris
Hey guys, I've been trying to spread this around to all the SD card forums, but I recently tested the PNY Elite Performance 256 GB Card (P-SDX256U395-GE) and found that it works fine with the BMPCC with all formats except raw (which makes me very sad). I think this is the most competitively priced card, or it at least was when I bought it at $89.99.
Ruben
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I'm trying to keep all recommended, (semi-/in-)compatible cards in my media-monitor for the BMPCC (and other camera's). Hard to keep track of all recording media out there. I've linked to the mediamonitor in this blog, at the top somewhere. I'll put the PNY card on the monitor with a 'limited support' notification soon.
Joske
Hai, We are working with the Blackmagic cinema camera and we use Kingston SD cards, but they create corrupt files. At first they worked fine but since a few months the SD cards are not working anymore, Can someone tell me what the problem can be ? And which SD card do we need to buy ?
Ruben
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For the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera there is only one series of SD card which will work always and every time: the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s cards. Those will not disappoint.

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