New SDHC memory cards launched for HD camcordersVerbatim has developed a new solution for HD video
09 December 2008
Verbatim has released two new SDHC memory cards, designed specially for high definition camcorder users.
A 4GB and an 8GB card have been launched. Verbatim claims that the 8GB card can hold up to 180 minutes of medium resolution footage, or 60 minutes of footage at the highest resolution - although this will vary slightly according to the camcorder that is used.
The new cards are said to be able to transfer data faster than previous flash cards while using less power, and therefore reducing the frequency of battery charging. The new SDHC memory cards are stated as being able to read media at 20MBps, and write at 9MBps.
Ben Stevens, Which? researcher, said: 'HD camcorders are becoming increasingly popular and, when you see the quality of footage that they are able to take, it's hardly surprising.'
Hans Christoph Kaiser, business development manager at Verbatim, said: 'Nowadays, even people who shoot films as a hobby demand professional camcorders and storage solutions'.
Which? has 28 HD camcorders on test, with a Best Buy costing just over £300. Alternatively, you may be interested in reading our standard definition camcorder report, where a Best Buy costs slightly more than £200.
SDHC cards are also commonly used to boost memory capacities in digital cameras and MP3 players.
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