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    Best type of SD card for recording/shooting HD video?

    Looking for recommendations on this for using with a Go Pro Hero2. I'm looking at different "classes" of cards. I read a class 10 is recommended but I have no idea what the difference is. I also didn't know how the mb/s affected video playback and recording. Also, I'm unsure about how much video I can fit on a 16 vs. 32 gb card. The last thing I want to do is buy a card and realize it works like garbage with the camera.

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    I use 8gb and get 1 hour at 60fps with HD. It's on contour but specs are same. Good cards cost more. I usually carry an extra but if I turn it on and off it's fine for a day. Just don't scrimp and get high quality card. Contour site has a list of rec cards and brands on their site
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    I was going to make fun of you for not searching and how easy it would be to find this information but I've been warned if I am mean I will be banned from this forum.

    Posted this from the app that just crashed on an iPhone 4S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by systemoverblow'd View Post
    I was going to make fun of you for not searching and how easy it would be to find this information but I've been warned if I am mean I will be banned from this forum.

    Posted this from the app that just crashed on an iPhone 4S.
    I did search and found no relevant info.

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    i asked this when i bought my drift hd and the reply was that there were no problems with a cheap class 4 card.

    so i bought a sandisk 32GB class 4. not tested in use yet tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTsession View Post
    I did search and found no relevant info.
    I would like to say the search function has been broke for months but that might get me in trouble with the admins as well.
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    previous HD gopro was class 6 or higher
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    From GoPro: "Recording time will vary according to the resolution setting used and the card capacity. Here are the average recording storage times for a 32GB SD card: 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m 960p (30 fps): 5h 26m 720p (60 fps): 4h 21 720p (30 fps): 8h 09m WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m"

    So do are you fine with ~2hrs of full quality on a 16gb or do you want a full day/couple days worth?

    The class ratings refer to MB/second write (ie. record) speed. These are the minimum level the card will write at, but they can (and usually) go faster. I would stick to at least Class 6, but for the price, I think Class 10 is a no-brainer to get the best minimum performance in all conditions.

    Also, check the reviews on your card and go with a reputable brand or model. Most brands have "lifetime warranties," but that doesn't matter if the contacts have scratched off on day 2 and you're not able to use the footage on your card that "can be replaced."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Scientist View Post
    From GoPro: "Recording time will vary according to the resolution setting used and the card capacity. Here are the average recording storage times for a 32GB SD card: 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m 960p (30 fps): 5h 26m 720p (60 fps): 4h 21 720p (30 fps): 8h 09m WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m"

    So do are you fine with ~2hrs of full quality on a 16gb or do you want a full day/couple days worth?

    The class ratings refer to MB/second write (ie. record) speed. These are the minimum level the card will write at, but they can (and usually) go faster. I would stick to at least Class 6, but for the price, I think Class 10 is a no-brainer to get the best minimum performance in all conditions.

    Also, check the reviews on your card and go with a reputable brand or model. Most brands have "lifetime warranties," but that doesn't matter if the contacts have scratched off on day 2 and you're not able to use the footage on your card that "can be replaced."
    Gold. Thanks man, just the info I wanted.

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