Configure Multiple Media Cards for the Canon 5D Mark III


show more There are different ways to configure cards in the two Canon 5D Mark III media slots, but you don't necessarily need both cards in at the same time. Choose which card to record what you shoot, to start recording on the second card if the first fills up or to record two different formats on the two separate cards. Get more in-depth detail on configuring multiple media cards in this online video. show less
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Configuring multiple media cards

As you've seen, the Mark III has two media slots, it's got a CompactFlash slot, and right next to it, there is a Secure Digital slot. I do not have to have cards in both slots; I can have a single card in either slot, or I can have cards in both. I can configure the camera to use those two cards in a few different ways. I am going to drop into the menu system here and in the setup menu, in the very first menu, the very first item is Record function and card/folder select. If I go into there, I have a number of different options.

First off, I'm set for Standard Record function. That means that it is going to record what I shoot onto a single card. I can select which card I want it to record to by going here to the second option, which is Record/play. If I go into there, I can now switch from CompactFlash to Secure Digital, so now it's recording to the SD card, and you can see it's moved over here. I am currently set for shooting at best quality JPEG, so it's showin...

Configuring multiple media cards
Video duration: 3m 24s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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There are different ways to configure cards in the two Canon 5D Mark III media slots, but you don't necessarily need both cards in at the same time. Choose which card to record what you shoot, to start recording on the second card if the first fills up or to record two different formats on the two separate cards. Get more in-depth detail on configuring multiple media cards in this online video.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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