ProGrade has announced a larger Gold Series 512GB V60 UHS-II SD Card which is capable of minimum write speeds of 60 MB per second, a burst write speed of 130 MB per second, and a maximum read speed of 250 MB per second.
The 512GB ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V60 card joins the 256GB and 128GB Gold Series V60 cards and is twice the size with ideal performance for long-form 4K video, which doesn’t need a V90 performance level or a V90 price.
“We see this capacity and performance level providing a great value to less demanding photography and videography needs,” said ProGrade CEO and founder Wes Brewer, “(and) with a very attractive price point of just under $200.”
The Gold Series ranks one step below the performance of the Cobalt Series, which approaches V90 speeds and is the fastest card that ProGrade produces.
For shooters that haven’t made the transition to an 8K cinema platform, the V60 Gold series makes a lot of financial sense since it is optimized for 4K and Full HD video, with bit-rates to match.
However, with newer cameras supporting 8K video and above, many camera makers have opted to move towards a mixed media design with both CFExpress and SD card slots, or CFExpress altogether.
In that instance, users are better served to opt for the higher-end Cobalt series with V90 performance ratings and higher sustained read/write speeds.
ProGrade announced a V90 Cobalt SD card last Spring, a Type A CFEXpress card a few months ago, and just last week a new Cobalt CFast 2.0 card that ProGrade says is the fastest ever made, with a maximum transfer speed of 600 MB per second, and sustained write speeds of up to 470 MB per second, and burst write speeds of 520 MB per second.
That kind of performance, while not as fast as a VPG400 specification, is a valuable alternative in media cards for such cameras as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.
Meanwhile, for those working with mid-level consumer-grade cameras like the Canon R7 Full Frame mirrorless camera, the ProGrade Gold Series is a better value for the performance it delivers.
All ProGrade cards are supported by the company’s Refresh Pro tools which can monitor card health and refresh the card back to a factory-fresh condition as part of the SD card’s three-year product warranty.
The ProGrade Gold Series 512GB V60 UHS-II SDXC Card will be available soon for a retail price of $199 at the ProGrade website, and from authorized retail partners including B&H, Adorama, and Amazon in select regions.
In the meantime, the 256Gb Gold Series V60 SDXC card is listed for $104.99, while the 129GB Model remains $54.99. There are also two packs available for the 256GB and 128GB models.
[source: ProGrade Digital]
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- ProGrade Digital 256GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card, 2-Pack (B&H)
- ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card, 2-Pack (B&H)
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