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Does this SD Card work for 4K? (Mavic Air)
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Trystin
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Hey guys,

So I recently bought a Mavic Air Flymore bundle from an Australian camera retailer, it had an SD Card included in the bundle.
Upon opening it had a
Sandisk 64GB Ultra Micro SDXC UHS-I A1 100MB/s inside. When I put it into the drone it gave me a notification saying that the card is not suitable for 4K video shooting. Should this be the case? I really thought that card would be able to handle 4K, and apparently so did the seller.


Is there any way to fix this? Or can someone give me a suggestion of a micro SD I should buy to be able to shoot 4K in the Mavic Air?


Thanks!

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reccomeded to have a UHS-3 microSD for the mavic air..im sure its just reading that microcode which version of rating it is not actually speed testing.    try formating the card into ExFAT on your computer to get the full 64GB table..and also preform speed tests on your PC.. if it can hold 20MB/Sec for extended period of time (like 10 minutes) it shouldnt be an issue

im sure it will still work, i have a samsung evo 128GB card i picked up on amazon for like $45 and i done speed tests and it holds 30MB/Sec writing and 75MB/sec read speeds and that would be more than enough speed.

remember the difference between megabit vs megabyte   1 megabit = 1/8th of 1 megabyte.  so if the mavic air is recording at 100 megabits per sec, that is the same as 12.5 megabytes per second
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 2018-6-18 16:31
reccomeded to have a UHS-3 microSD for the mavic air..im sure its just reading that microcode which version of rating it is not actually speed testing.    try formating the card into ExFAT on your computer to get the full 64GB table..and also preform speed tests on your PC.. if it can hold 20MB/Sec for extended period of time (like 10 minutes) it shouldnt be an issue

im sure it will still work, i have a samsung evo 128GB card i picked up on amazon for like $45 and i done speed tests and it holds 30MB/Sec writing and 75MB/sec read speeds and that would be more than enough speed.

Yeah, the card they included still works for 1080p but the drone won't allow me to do 4K. When you say you're sure it will still work, do you mean for 4K or just for the lower definition settings?
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I found that the Ultras don't work for 4K.  You'll need to get the Extreme in order to successfully use 4K video
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3-D Posted at 2018-6-18 16:41
I found that the Ultras don't work for 4K.  You'll need to get the Extreme in order to successfully use 4K video

Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up!
Will this SD be compatible with the air for 4K video?

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Trystin Posted at 2018-6-18 16:51
Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up!
Will this SD be compatible with the air for 4K video?

it should as long as it can sustain at least 20MB/sec for a period of times while recording.  but thats still a UHS-1 card so it may say it wont or throw slow error  

i haven't used sandisk in a number of years.  i use samsung memory now a days, they are worth a shot to look at samsung evo and pro memory for microSD cards. mine is a 128GB Evo Select (UHS-1 rated) and it sustained a little over 30MB/sec writing in a 1 hour test i have done using my PC and i paid $45 us dollars for it were as my old sandisk UHS-I cards slow way down when they got hot after a few minutes.

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Trystin Posted at 2018-6-18 16:51
Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up!
Will this SD be compatible with the air for 4K video?

Yes.  that is the card that I use in mine.  Excellent.
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 2018-6-18 17:00
it should as long as it can sustain at least 20MB/sec for a period of times while recording.  but thats still a UHS-1 card so it may say it wont or throw slow error  

i haven't used sandisk in a number of years.  i use samsung memory now a days, they are worth a shot to look at samsung evo and pro memory for microSD cards. mine is a 128GB Evo Select (UHS-1 rated) and it sustained a little over 30MB/sec writing in a 1 hour test i have done using my PC and i paid $45 us dollars for it were as my old sandisk UHS-I cards slow way down when they got hot after a few minutes.

Great!

Looking into the Samsung Evo Plus cards, they are actually cheaper than the SanDisk cards.
So you're saying this SD Card would be suitable?



If so ill buy a couple
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Trystin Posted at 2018-6-18 17:47
Great!

Looking into the Samsung Evo Plus cards, they are actually cheaper than the SanDisk cards.

assuming its real it should work without an issue!
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HereForTheBeer Posted at 2018-6-18 17:57
assuming its real it should work without an issue!

Great! Thanks so much for your help
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Trystin Posted at 2018-6-18 17:47
Great!

Looking into the Samsung Evo Plus cards, they are actually cheaper than the SanDisk cards.

Yes.  I do believe the EVO plus will work.
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Hi. I apologize for the inconvenience. I understand that you want to save 4k videos on your SD card. Let me post all the supported SD Cards for the DJI Mavic Air for reference. Thank you.

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