Choosing an SD card for HD video recording

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    I'd need a help with deciding between two cards for Canon 60D.
    It's primarily going to be used for video recording.

    SANDISK, SDHC eXtreme HD, 16 GB Class 6 (it even has written HD Video on label)
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    SANDISK, SDHC Ultra, 16 GB Class 10

    I need it for tomorrow, and this is best options I have available at the moment, so please, don't suggest anything else, I just need an advice which one is better for video recording!
    I know that higher class is better, but extreme ones are considered to be the best cards as well as standard in photography, so....I really can't decide.
     
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    Get the sdhc ultra, it has a higher write speed of 30MB/s compared to 20MB/s for the sdhc extreme.
     
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    Yeah, I know it technically is a bit faster card. But I don't know if there are some other things that make extreme designed, and just THE card for photography, as it's advertised as such.
    That's the bit that confuses me.

    Even tho I'm leaning to Class 10 Ultra as well.
    But then again, why is it also cheaper.
     
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    The extreme is probably better built since it's designed for professional use.
     
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    Well, that!
    If it has better quality, then maybe it's better choice, since there will be A LOT of writing, reading, deleting etc.

    UGH, now I'm back to beginning again -.-
     
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    If you're going to be using it alot, get the sdhc extreme. If not then get the sdhc ultra.
     
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    I think I'll probably decide right there when I'll have both in hands.
    Thanks anyways ;)
     
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    You need an HD card!
     
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    If you'll be doing any filming with the 60D I recommend the class 10.
    You will certainly need it then.

    Difference in build quality is slim to none and just a marketing strategy.
     
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    Sooo, you're saying extreme Class6 naved.islam14?

    And maaaan, so much conflicting info XD
     
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    The SDHC classes define a minimum transfer rate in both directions. In this regard the Class 10 would provide a higher guaranteed bandwidth.

    The difference as far as Ultra & Extreme goes seems to be that the Extreme cards has higher burst rates than their Ultra equivalents. Burst rates are temporary higher transfer rates that usually can't be kept for extensive periods of time before dropping down to a slower transfer rate.

    Personally I would not get a Sandisk memory card if possible since I've had some less than nice experiences with some memory cards failing, but if I had no choice other than to go for one of these I'd probably go with the Class 10 one since persistent transfer speeds are far more important than temporary burst speeds.
     
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    That's it, that's the kind of advice I was going for!
    Thank you my fiercest archenemy!!
     
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    In the end, they had SanDisk eXtreme 16GB Class 10 -.-
    So I got that one :D


    Thanks everybody for help!
     
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