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What Does UHS-1 Stand For?

Friday, 12 February 2016  |  Admin

What does Top Gun the film and memory cards have in common, all together now "I feel the need, the need for speed" Rather than just give you a one word reply, I'd like to proffer a dissection of what you're actually buying into. A small one in any case.

What does UHS mean? Ultra High Speed. The trouble with manufacturer descriptions is they never set out a new invention with a view to an increase in stature or possibility. If they had termed the first memory card RS (Really Slow) or LC (Limited Capacity MB) we wouldn't now be at the stage where we have Ultra High Speed and Extended Capacity. Perhaps more of SFS (Slightly Faster Speed) and MTYEN (More Than You'll Ever Need MB).

UHS-1 Speed Class Mark

What Does A UHS-1 Memory Card Offer?

Yet here we are, UHS-1 means Ultra High Speed class rating 1 and we're not limited by level 1 any more, there is also a speed class rating that has hit a happy note of three. UHS-1 and UHS-3 are specific memory cards for camcorders and high quality professional HD cameras. They can not only carry the largest amounts of data but write much faster ensuring your high pixel, high definition videos and photographs are saved with the utmost safety and care in mind.

These are superior class ratings pertaining to the film industry and high end photography professionals who do not wish to either lose data or miss a shot because of a data error. A UHS-1 memory card will write at a speed of 10MB per second, whereas UHS-2 can write at a minimum of 30MB per second. Invariably both will work at a much higher rate.

For those seeking a solution for recording real time broadcasts and capturing absolute high quality HD video, then a UHS-1 Class 10 memory card from SanDisk or similar reputable manufacture will do the job better and more secure than any other.

Note that UHS-1 enabled memory cards are made for UHS-1 cameras and UHS-1 camcorders. If you use these cards in a lesser device, the card will simply return to its basic format and use the normal class rating data bus. Which is the first rating pictured on the card packaging and label.