In a new move, SanDisk Corp has announced Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The memory card is claimed to be the world’s fastest memory card especially developed for professional broadcast, cinematography and next-generation professional photography.
On announcing the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk said;
“With the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card, we are enabling a next generation card format to meet the needs of high-end professional cinematographers. These cards will enable new digital solutions for professional filmmakers looking to embrace technologies such as high-quality 4K video, and are another example of SanDisk’s innovation and leadership in flash memory storage.”
The 120GB variant of the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card is the fastest memory card with offering read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 350MB/s. The memory card is the first in its kind with based on the CFast 2.0 specification. The CFast 2.0 specification was a collaboration of CompactFlash Association members to meet the demanding requirements of professional video and photography applications. Early adopters and endorsers include SanDisk, Canon, Arri and Codex.
The motion picture equipment manufacturer Arri will be the first to implement CFast 2.0 as recording media in a camera. The recently announced Arri Amira itself feature a slot for CFast 2.0 card but the previous generation Arri cameras including Arri XT and Classic will also able to support the new memory card using CFast 2.0 adapter. Users will able to record 4444p resolution with up to 200fps on Amira camera and up to 120fps on the XT and Classic cameras.
The all new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 will be in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and priced between $219.99 to $1,809.99. Consumers will be able to purchase the new memory cards from select photo specialty stores and at Arri authorized storefronts situated in the US and Europe.