SanDisk has introduced a new card line that will be available in SDHC (high-capacity) and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats, and will be identified by minutes of recording time as well as by capacity. These cards were first announced during Consumer Electronics Show 2008.
The new family of cards is ideal for camcorder users that use flash memory cards instead of tape.
SanDisk Video HD cards are capable enough to exceed the performance required by high definition camcorders, making them ideal for 1080i High Definition recording. Moreover, they feature a fast read speed therefore they are suitable for users needing efficient transfer speeds to a personal computer.
Also, the cards come with jewel cases and labels so that users can identify and store their valued videos.
“The SanDisk Video HD line takes the mystery out of selecting the proper memory for these new camcorders,” said Susan Park, senior product marketing manager for SanDisk’s Cards and Accessories Division.
“The bright red packaging and the bold labeling of recording times give consumers an easy way to select memory cards for video. The cards are designed to be high performance and optimized for high-definition camcorders, but they can also be used in recording standard video. Further, the cards work well in point-and-shoot digital still cameras that have video capabilities,” she added.
The SanDisk Video HD cards are now available in the US market. They are offered in 60-minute (4GB) and 120-minute (8GB) times for the prices of $79.99 and $139.99 respectively. The European release is on its way.