Are you shooting with counterfeit cards?

Check Your Memory Cards Before You Shoot

Not all memory cards are as they seem. There has been a rash of counterfeit cards on the market (especially via eBay) which falsely claim higher transfer speeds and larger capacity.

Think about it, when did you ever question the memory cards used on set? And when did you actually test them to see if they match their claimed capacity and speed, not to mention scanning for errors.

Happily there is a fantastic Windows tool that can do this for you – and you don’t even need to install it, just can run it. It’s called H2testw and it’s 100% freeware. For large cards it may take some time to scan, but for my money, the peace of mind is wroth it, especially if you can’t verify where the cards actually originated.

I have uploaded it to my blog here… h2testw_1.4.zip Or you can Google it and grab it from the developer, remember it’s called H2testw.

Grab it now and check your cards capacity, health and transfer speeds, better you find out problems now than on set.

Onwards and upwards

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

www.livingspiritgroup.com 
www.ProductionOffice.org
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2 Responses to Are you shooting with counterfeit cards?

  1. Geoff February 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Good advice. I recently learnt on my trip to ‘Nam that ‘all’ the cards for sale there are fake. Even those sold in seemingly professional shops. So beware beware cheap imports….

  2. Chris March 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Great tip Geoff

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