yeah, my old dell laptop power adapter had software to do that stuff..real innovation.. the adapter would break.. id buy a new one, and the laptop says "hey, did you cost $25 , or $120?" .. and the adapter says "i'm 12volts..does that help?" .."no, sucker .."
I recently had an Alexa Mini Cfast 256 Lexar card die on a rental. 9 months old, probably 50-100 uses max. No warning, just die with probably 15 minutes of shot footy on it. It was totally dead, would playback in camera, but couldn't be copied, couldn't be repaired.
I thought back over the last 10-15 years all the way back to P2 days, and realized that has never happened to me with any card ever. Cfast isn't perfect.
I still have an original REDMAG that never recorded a single frame. DOA out of a 4 pack.
Discovered only after the warranty had expired. It does happen.
That was many years ago.
Since then, flawless results.
While there is no technology I know of that can guarantee 100%, RDC has invested tremendously in working to assure that their media delivers as close to that goal as achievable..
In my opinion, their product exceeds expectations. While shooting, no drop in performance. No issues at all.
Shit can happen, but when it counts, their media is one of the strongest links in the chain.
I'm following this thread with one eye, even if I'm done with my rant.
But for f-cks sake stop mentioning CFast cards that die on various shoots. Of course they do! Like ALL media—shit happens! RED Mini Mags are no different, just like Milano says above.
A while back when I was more involved in the discussion I was tempted to to start pulling in information from other threads here on Reduser about Mini Mags acting up. But why would I? A complete douche move and it would add nothing to the discussion.
Someone here might shoot 10 years without a single issue, while others might encounter 5 failures in 2-3 years, regardless of media.
I'm totally open to REAL stats about media reliability. It would be interesting. But it would have to be just that: empirical data. Not "I know a guy who knows a guy". Not even "it happened to me".
This small second rant will be contained within this post.
There is also a propriatery media used by Arri and co-developed with Codex.
All pointing to the conclusion that currently CFast is not the best route for a high-end (high performance, high production cost, high responsibility) professional production tool.
Yet you still don't want to accept it and insist on being further convinced.
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