Perfect CFast Card for Your ARRI Amira? Lexar’s 512GB CFast Got You Covered
The highest capacity ARRI approved CFast card was previously Lexar’s 256GB 3600x. Now if you’re looking for fewer swaps on set Lexar has you covered yet again.
The new Lexar 3500x is a 512GB big daddy that not only boasts the size, but the speed to back it up at 525MB/s read speed and a 445MB/s write.
Shooting on AMIRA at 4K in ProRes 4444 XQ at a max frame rate of 30fps on a 128GB Lexar would give you 6 minutes of recording time. This is the most demanding for the camera at 1650Mbits/s. So the new 512GB should net you 24 minutes or so of recording time before the swap to your friendly neighborhood DIT who is cursing you for shooting 35 takes of the same shot.
Priced at $1299.95, it’s still cheaper than RED mags! (A 480GB RED mini-mag is sitting at $1850.00)