This January before the coronavirus outbreak, videographer Tomoaki and his partner flew to Hawaii for five days shooting well-known cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown. “During this shooting period, I had many changes in weather and temperature due to a rare large cyclone in Hawaii, so I am always fighting against weather conditions,” says Tomoaki.
When it comes to recording media for tough shooting environments, Tomoaki emphasized that what he cares about is “a sense of trust” about the brand instead of transfer speed that most reviews compare. He often asks himself “Is this a card I can trust or not?”
“I want to use recording media from the brand I trust sincerely. The most challenging situation I have ever experienced was to shoot at a scorching hot beach, then at a snowy mountain the following week. With my Canon C500 Mark II and Wise cards, I was able to finish the project without any thermal or recording issues.”
“Freelance directors like me need to do all the work ourselves. We need to operate the camera, direct, transfer data, backup the video data, etc. With so many jobs to do during the shoot, having a fast and reliable recording media I can trust to handle the pressures of the shoot is paramount.”
The run-and-gun situation was never unfamiliar to Tomoaki, so when he tried the CFexpress / SD two-in-one workflow solution, it changed the game for him. “The two-slot card reader which is newly introduced from Wise is really useful for me. The C500 Mark II supports simultaneous recording function from main cinema RAW Light to CFexpress as well as a from proxy files to SD card, so I can insert both cards to this single card reader and transfer the data to PC directly without bringing two different card readers. This is one of the most impressive products I have been introduced to this year because I can reduce one card reader just by having this.”
Tomoaki adds, “The reader is small and compact with all the functions that I need. The push-pull design avoids the risk of hooking my cards as products from other brands have this problem. I feel confident about Wise products and appreciate their thoughtfulness for the users in their designs.
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