A proud mother is video taping her child’s first steps when the heart dropping “insufficient storage” message pops up on the LCD of her camera. Since babies lack the audio receptors to interpret language, asking her child to stop walking while she grabs a new memory card is not an option. What would’ve been a cherished memory captured on video ends up being a frustrating story of a missed opportunity. The reason? All of the photos and videos she took during her trip to the Poconos the weekend prior topped off her SD memory card.
Stories like this became more and more common in the years following the SD memory card’s introduction in 1999. While initially introduced as a convenient way to store photographs, video, and other data on consumer electronics, the 2 gigabyte storage limit quickly became a problem for users shooting high quality video on a frequent basis. The SD Card Association, comprised of industry giants Toshiba, Matsushita, and SanDisk, answered the call with the introduction of the Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) format in 2006. The specifications for SDHC raised the storage cap to 32 gigabytes, providing plenty of breathing room for photographers and videographers everywhere.
An important note: Devices that support SD, but not SDHC, will be unable to read SDHC cards, although some devices may gain compatibility through a firmware upgrade. Make certain your device has the SDHC logo or install the latest firmware if it adds support for SDHC memory cards.
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