SD Cards: What To Look For When You Want To Record HD Sports Video

SD cards are used in all types of cameras, from compact cameras to professional digital cinema cameras, and smaller microSD cards are now often used in cameras such as HD sports video cameras like Sony and Canon, to name a few. If you have an HD sports camera, you should have the best SD card like the Class 10 speed rating; UHS 1 micro SD card to record HD sports videos. Here is what to look for when you want to record HD sports videos with your endzone camera system.

Know what your HD Sports video camera supports

Whether you are using a sideline camera system or an endzone camera system for football, the quality of your HD videos may be affected by the SD card you are using. The quality of the card also affects its lifespan. For the best quality video, always check the recommended SD card for use with your camera. If your camera is running at a higher speed than your SD card (like 4K or Ultra-HD), your video quality may be affected.

SD Card Type

When it comes to card type, there are two main types to consider: SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity). The only real difference between the two is the amount of storage they offer. SDHC cards range in size from 4 GB to 32 GB, while SDXC cards typically range from 64 GB to 2 TB.

Speed of SD card

One of the key features of a quality SD card is a high read/write speed. If you are using a poor quality SD card when recording HD video, the slow speed will cause your video to jump, negatively affecting its quality. That’s why using an SD card with a high read/write speed is important for HD sports video. For example, if you are using a sideline video camera, you may want to consider using a speed rating of class 10; Micro SD UHS 1 card. The same would be true if you were looking to use it with and endzone camera system for football. Most all video camera manufacturers (Sony, Canon, etc) will advise you on the best type of SD card (i.e., specifications) to use with their video camera for the best results.

You should be aware of the fastest card speed that your camera supports. Check the instruction manual or manufacturer’s website to ensure that your preferred card matches what the HD sports video camera is capable of.