When I speak to many photographers and videophiles, one thing seems to irk everyone. It’s the secret code word, decoder ring mystery of what all the number babble on memory cards means and how to know which one to buy. Let’s cut through all the chaff and get to what this stuff actually means, and why you may or may not care. I will note the four most popular card formats, Secure Digital (SDXC), Compact Flash (Now v4), XQD, and CFast 2.0.
Videography is different than photography of course, but it doesn’t have to be hard! You may be surprised to find that the DSLR or Mirrorless Camera that you already own is more than capable of capturing high-quality video.
There remain a large number of photographers who remember the days of film, in fact, many of us still shoot film, and new photographers are also embracing film to get a sense of what the craft was like “way back when”. Film is certainly enormous fun, but for those who never shot film, you may be missing the magic of not being bound to ISO.