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Memory cards: How to Choose and Use the Right Storage Device for your Camera

In this jargon-free guide we’ll explain everything you need to know about choosing and using all the different types of memory cards for cameras.

Memory Cards

It’s easy to take your camera’s memory card for granted. However, you only have to go into a camera shop to realise that memory cards come in a bewildering array of sizes, formats and speeds.

It’s easy to work out what memory card format you need – unless you shoot with the Nikon D4s, it’s either Compact Flash or SD.

As far as capacity is concerned, your camera’s LCD display will tell you how many images you can save on your current memory card.

If you shoot raw files, which we usually recommend, you’ll need more storage space, but a 16 gigabyte card should be enough, although individual needs will vary.

Understanding memory card formats

Compact Flash is the oldest memory card format still in use. They’ve disappeared from most beginner and enthusiast DSLRs, but are still going strong in the top-end pro models.

They come in two types, and Type I cards fit all cameras. Type II cards are fatter, and are no longer made or supported.

Most Type II ‘cards’ were a clever but fragile miniature hard disk ‘MicroDrive’ design, but solid state Type I cards have long since outstripped the capacity of Type II cards.

SD cards are the most common memory cards for cameras, and are used across most camera ranges range except for in top-end pro models.

Although all SD memory cards are physically the same, there are three types. SD cards are the oldest and will work in any camera with an SD card slot.

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The History of Sound at the Movies – A Sneak Peak at our New Audio Course Series

FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Until then – enjoy this lesson on the history of sound at the movies.

The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to incorporate sound from film’s inception, through the experiments in the early 1920s, the Jazz Singer and the industry sound overhaul, and finally the multi-channel surround and modern movie sound technologies.

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Create Shooting Schedule with Google Calendar

When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Via thefrugalfilmmaker

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Johnny Dronehunter: Defender of Privacy

In the not-too-distant future, privacy is a thing of the past. Undeniable rights degrade like the paper they were written upon, and Big Brother has a constant eye on you and your family.

It will take a determined man and an unequaled weapon to make a stand. And explosions. Yeah, lots of explosions.

If trouble was what they were after, they found it.

Coming Fall 2014, it’s Johnny Dronehunter: Defender of Privacy.

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