Pretec 12 GB Compact Flash

Started May 27, 2004 | Discussions thread
Cat 5
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Audio for film and video..
In reply to John Nicholson, May 28, 2004

There are quite a few flash based professional digital audio decks out now designed for capturing dialogue and foley for film production and video. These device are nearly bulletproof because of the lack of moving parts, and last several hours on a single charge due to their low power consumption. They are rapidly replacing DAT due to their improved reliability and non linear access abilities, and are more robust that Hard Drive recorders on location (i.e grueling heat and moisture, not to mention altitude).

Movie and TV people will be buying the 12GB Pretec cards like hotcakes, and probably end up paying for the initial production start-up costs in doing so. Next year this time we'll all be getting them for $399.00.

Shane

John Nicholson wrote:

I'm interested in learning why anyone would consider purchasing
this CF card at the staggering price of $14,900.

I assume that potential users (presumably only professionals) must
have a need to take several hundred RAW photos without changing
cards but I'm struggling to come up with examples of where this
type of requirement would exist?

John

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