Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing cards: Quality and capacity concerns, part of Recovering Photos from Memory Cards.
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…We're looking at three SD memory cards here.…This is one type of memory card.…There's compact flash, there's micro SD,…but the standards are usually pretty close.And…I want to explain to you some of the differences among these cards.…Let's start with the actual name of the card itself, SDHC.…We have that on all three of these, and that has to do with capacity.…There are basically three different designations right now.…
Regular SD, those are only good up to 2 gigabites.…SD hc which are good up to 32 gigabytes.…So SD hc goes from four gigabites to 32.…And then there's a newer standard, SDXC.…And that's 32 gigabytes to 2 terabytes.…Now, I don't think there's a 2 terabyte card out yet, but the…standard will allow for it, once they figure out how to do it.…All right.…
So, that is the SD designation.…Now let's take a look at some of these other little marks on here.…We have the C, with the number in it.…And that stands for Class.…So we have a class four card here and a class ten card.…The class ten is a high speed bus.…
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.