If you are one of those filmmakers who’s looking for a more affordable media solution when shooting Raw with your Canon C200, you have just come to the right place. In the video below, Armando Ferreira showcases a new CFast to SSD Adapter specifically designed for the camera, that replaces the relatively expensive CFast 2.0 cards with way more affordable SSDs.
This way, you will be able to not only pay significantly less per gigabyte, but you’ll also get much more free disk space for your Raw footage. Now, let’s take a closer look and see what else the NKI SolidPod Adapter brings to the table.
In a nutshell, the device tethers to your Canon C200 using a dummy CFast card. The adapter also comes with a bunch of accessories that make mounting the unit to your camera a breeze. Best of all, it doesn’t require external power whatsoever which is another convenient feature to rely on.
Plus, you don’t have to break the door on your C200 as some other solutions require. You just need to insert the dummy CFast into the camera’s slot, close the door of the compartment, and you’re all set.
The accessory is also compact and lightweight enough weighing merely 5.3 ounces, so it shouldn’t impact negatively the balance of your camera body in case you want to mount it on a gimbal or something.
Ferreira suggests using a fast and reliable solid state drive such as the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB mSATA Internal SSD, but you can get virtually any other compatible mSATA drive that provides the speed and reliability to fit the bill.
In this particular case, Armando was able to get 1TB of storage for just $250 which seems to be enough to handle more than two hours of Raw footage on the C200 using the Canon Raw Light codec. Furthermore, the SolidPod CFast to SSD adapter provides support for the Blackmagic URSA series cameras as well, again without any modification to the camera body required.
NKI SolidPod CFast to SSD Adapter Highlights
- Works with Canon C200 and Blackmagic URSA series
- No External Power Required
- Kevlar Reinforced Cable
- Enhanced Cooling Design
- Quick-Swap SSD Mounting
- Package dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 2 inches
- Weight: 5.3 ounces
[source: Armando Ferreira]
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