It will soon be time to toss out your dusty old memory cards. The SD Association has announced that the next generation of cards will support 360 degree, 3D and 8K video, all at write speeds of up to an amazing 90MB per second.
The update, which will take us up to version 5.0 of SD, will be welcome news for people who shoot footage to the memory cards. New cards will come marked with a Video Speed Class marker, which will range from V6 (6 MBps) to V90 (90MBps). The V60 and V90 cards will be required to shoot 8K video, while the lower classes will all support 4K capture. Expect prices to vary accordingly, too.
There are some more technical upgrades that arrive with the specification, too. The cards will now write to larger memory blocks of up to 512MB, making them a little faster, and will also provide the means to interleave up to eight files, which is expected to be useful for capturing 360 vide0.
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