Professional cruise ship speakers need to carry an extra SD card.

ByRick Deutsch

Professional cruise ship speakers need to carry an extra SD card.

This blog continues the series on the Pearl Harbor Kit.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, Catch up by reading about this concept of being prepared.

I always take along an extra 16 GB SD card. This means a High Capacity Secure Digital memory card. In the world of “which format will win” . . . SD has creamed the others such as Compact Flash and the Sony stick. Most devices now take either the full sized SD cards or the micro versions. It”s amazing that they can cram so much data into such a tiny place.

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While there are products available at all price ranges and can be found at 7-11 and at gas stations, I trust my data to the SanDisk family. A 16GB unit will be enough to rely on when taking photos, recording or shooting videos. Of the three, HD videos are memory hogs. SanDisk is a $5B company headquartered in Milpitas, California. This is the next town over from SpeakOnCruises headquarters in San-Jose-by-the-sea. Contact us to set you up for a tour.

The SanDisk line of memory cards are tops in the industry.

SanDisk line of memory cards are tops in the industry.

My card of choice is the SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card.Class 10 is the fastest transfer speed available. They run at 45 MegaBits per second. This is important because there will be no lag between hitting your shutter button and the image landing on the card. Cheapie cards can;t keep up. You’ll see “Stand by . . . processing.”

Other benefits of the SanDisk Extreme series cardsover Asian SD cards:

1. It can capture HD video on Class 10 camcorders and video-enabled DSLRs
2. Store up to 4 hours of H.264 high-def video
3. Performance/speed: Up to 45 MB/sec read and write speeds
4. Compatibility: compatible with all SDHC supporting cameras and camcorders
5. Built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss

These are top-of-the-line memory cards. Don’t settle for less.  A word of caution: take care of the cards – do not put near magnets, or lose them. I had one go up into a vacuum cleaner onboard a Crystal Cruises ship I was speaking on.
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