SanDisk announced two new CompactFlash cards to its Extreme Pro CF cards line up. The cards are designed to meet the demands of 4K video recording.
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card are available in 60GB; 120GB: and is the first to utilize the CFast 2.0 standard, which is designed for broadcast, cinematography, and professional photography. The documentary-style camera AMIRA from ARRI, is the first camera to support the card with read speeds up to 450MB/s (3000X) and write speeds of up to 350MB/s (2333X). The CFast 2.0 card was designed in collaboration with the CompactFlash Association, Canon and ARRI.. The card–with a CODEX Capture Drive to CFast 2.0 adapter for ARRI cameras will be sold directly to ARRI and will be available at ARRI specialty retailers and other photo specialty stores.
Also a world’s first, SanDisk also introduced the massive, 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card with a whopping price tag of $1,810. The card has the VPG-65 (Video Performance Guarantee) specification. The 256GB CF card offers transfers up to 160MB/s and write speeds of up to 140MB/s. At the same time, SanDisk has pumped up the speed across its Extreme Pro line, with CompactFlash receiving a boost by about 50 percent to read and write speeds of up to 160MB/s and 150MB/s, respectively. SD card users will be happy to hear that SanDisk’s Extreme line of SD cards will also receive a speed increase of up to 80MB/s (read) and up to 60MB/s (write).