New SD Cards Will Support 360, 3D and 8K Video at up to 90MBps
It'll soon be time to toss out your dusty old
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 8 files, which is expected to be useful for capturing 360 vide0.