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Time Lapse/ Card Write Speeds

Hi guys-

I have just started doing a timelapse project and am running into some buffer issues. I was hoping someone out there had an answer for me. . .

I am using a Canon 5d Markii. When I use Sandisk Extreme 60mb/s cards I run into no problems when shooting with a 1 second interval. But when I use a new Lexar Professional 1000x card, the images are not processed fast enough and everything gets bogged down and it can’t handle the continuous 1 second intervals. I’ve read reviews online and people seem to recommend the Lexar cards for timelapse, though they arent working for me. Any ideas?


by David Rochkind at 2013-05-20 17:37:38 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I suggest you contact Lexar support. I mostly use SanDisk but once I had a problem with Lexar and they were great – sent me a new card overnight.

Toll-free US & Canada: 1-877-747-4031. Phone: 1-208-363-5862. Hours (PST): Monday–Friday, 7am–5pm. E-mail: support@lexar.com

by Neal Jackson | 21 May 2013 22:05 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
This isn’t going to help you much with your Lexar issue, but I figured I’d comment anyways. I use SanDisk cards with all of my time-lapses, and I shoot them in RAW on my Nikon D7000. Most of my cards are 90mb/s and I’ve never had an issue with any of them, even at one-second intervals. I’d recommend sticking with SanDisk for time-lapses, just from my own personal experiences.

by David Kosmos Smith | 28 May 2013 21:05 | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | | Report spam→

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