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When searching the internet for the best memory cards  for the Panny GH3 i encounter a lot of different thoughts. 

 

- Which card is best for filming with the GH3  in all-I mode? (all-I is the best mode ins't it?)

- How much does the camera 'eat' when filming in the different modes? How much card is eaten in a particular timeframe?

 

Excuse me - english isn't my native tongue.

And thank you for the effort!

 

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EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs

All-I mode is the highest bit-rate and thus least amount of recording time.  AVCHD uses the most efficient codec and has the most recording time.  Here's what I have:

 

64GB

MOV 1080P60P, 1080P30P, 1080P24P - 2hr49min

MOV All-I 1080P30P, 1080P24P, 720P60P - 1hr57min

AVCHD 1080P60P - 5hr2min

AVCHD 1080P60i - 8hr17min

AVCHD 1080P30P, 1080P24P - 5hr52min

 

32GB

MOV 1080P60P, 1080P30P, 1080P24P - 1hr24min

MOV All-I 1080P30P, 1080P24P, 720P60P - 58min

AVCHD 1080P60P - 2hr30min

AVCHD 1080P60i - 4hr7min

AVCHD 1080P30P, 1080P24P - 2hr55min

 

You should download the manual, it has more numbers and information. 

[url="http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCGH3.PDF"]http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCGH3.PDF[/url]

[url="http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCGH3_ADV.PDF"]http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCGH3_ADV.PDF[/url]

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Again Nahua - Thank you very much ;-)

Which class are the cards you are mentioning in your own examples?

You'll probably need something like the Sandisk extreme pro - they record 95mb/s 

 

They're a bit expensive though! 

 

 

[url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NDL56U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&keywords=sandisk%20extreme%20pro&qid=1355172007&sr=8-2"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NDL56U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&keywords=sandisk%20extreme%20pro&qid=1355172007&sr=8-2[/url]

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I always use Sandisk.  But I have both Extreme Red Cards (45mb/s) and Extreme Pro Gold Cards (95mb/s).  Both work very well.  And unlike using a GH2 with any hack, no crashes or problems.  I think you could use any SD card at least with 45mb/s speed.

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95/mbs gold pro's are good to have due to being really fast when scanning through during review of your footage in camera.  a lot of slower cards may be happy writing, but when playing back - scanning thought they take time to scroll through.  the same for deleting files.  

 

most class 10 cards will be fine though id imagine

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You'll probably need something like the Sandisk extreme pro - they record 95mb/s 

 

They're a bit expensive though! 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NDL56U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&keywords=sandisk%20extreme%20pro&qid=1355172007&sr=8-2

 

 

You will not 'need' the sandisk extreme pro, any Class 10 card will be more than fast enough, unless of course you are hacking camera.  To Hack or not to hack is a difficult question because almost all the hacks tent to create instability and with the GH3 is is probably not necessary (and I dont think it is possible yet)..    I would go for a well know branded make (Kingston/Sandisk) for reliability but you dont need the most expensive.

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You will not 'need' the sandisk extreme pro, any Class 10 card will be more than fast enough, unless of course you are hacking camera.  To Hack or not to hack is a difficult question because almost all the hacks tent to create instability and with the GH3 is is probably not necessary (and I dont think it is possible yet)..    I would go for a well know branded make (Kingston/Sandisk) for reliability but you dont need the most expensive.

 

afaik, there isn't a gh3 hack. a lot of the features in the gh1/2 hacks are now standard on the gh3. i have 64 gb, 45MB/s sandisk red cards and i haven't run into write issues with a hacked gh2 with patches up to intra-frame 176Mb/s. had a couple issues at 720p/60fps where it would stop after about 30 sec, but i can't consistently replicate it. and i haven't run into the issue since changing the patch from the older GOPstoppa to canis majoris or sedna

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