Storage time on an SD card

by Terfyn - 3/24/13 4:10 PM

In Reply to: Which camcorders to consider currently by nkander

My camera is a Panasonic HC-V700. It uses SD cards. On my camera a 32 Gb SDHC card will give 14 hours on the lowest definition and 4 hours on the high definition, double this for a 64 Gb card. So you are covered with SD cards. Tapes have a finite time irrespective of definition as they run at constant speed.

Most cameras these days are HD. This is not a problem as most editors will read in HD and output to SD, Blu-Ray and other formats.

What will not last is the battery so you will need to run your camera on the mains adapter.