While the most notable example of smartphone filmmaking garnering mainstream success would be 2015’s Tangerine (read the full NFS interview with filmmaker Sean Baker here) was shot on an iPhone, smartphone filmmaking on all devices continues to grow as a DIY filmmaking trend.
Lexar has announced plans to drop what will be the world’s largest A2 microSD card here in late-October, which is good news for Android users looking to maximize their footage and photo storage going forward.
Let’s look at the new 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card and how it can help aspiring Android smartphone filmmakers (and help out with your action cameras and drones as well).
Lexar 512GB microSD A2
Lexar’s latest offering is one of the fastest on the market (minimum random write speed of 2000 IOPS and minimum read speed of 4000 IOPS) which meets A2 requirements (Application Performance Class 2). These 633x microSDs are speed rated Class 10 and can deliver a transfer speed up to 100MB/s to ensure that you can run apps directly on the A2 microSD in Android adoptable storage-enabled devices.
Here are the complete stats from Lexar’s release notes.
- Class 10, A2, UHS-I
- Up to 100MB/s read
- Up to 70 MB/s write
- 11mm x 15mm x 1 mm / 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”
- Includes high-speed, Class 10 card and SD adapter
Other Film and Video Uses
Lexar’s A2 microSD isn’t just for Android devices though, many filmmakers and videographers routinely use microSD cards for everything from audio recorders to different action cameras and drones. With its high speed rate and huge storage capabilities, the A2 microSD could be a great investment for those looking to record 4K footage and at high frame rate in their aerial or action cam productions.
The Lexar A2 512GB microSD is set to hit stores late-October and retail at $299. Keep an eye out for it here.