SD Cards for different payloads

Depending on the camera, the handling instruction and type of the SD card varies. To ensure successful data acquisition, please take notice of the following specifications.

For all cameras, it is recommended to format the SD cards regularly (e.g. after 10 flights).

The SD cards provided with the system were tested and guarantee successful data acquisition. If you decide to purchase additional cards, make sure they correspond to the following specifications:

Sony RX1

  • This camera requires a micro SDXC card. It's important that it is a micro SD card so that it can be inserted in the tablet using the adapter that comes in the pilot box
  • It has to be an SDXC with a write speed capability of 90 MB/s and a read speed of 100 MB/s. We recommend a capacity between 128GB and 256GB
  • When capturing data, the SD card goes into the camera directly
  • It must be formatted as exFAT
  • To format the SD card, please follow instructions in the article linked here

Sony QX1

  • The card that works is a Micro SDXC card
  • It has to be an SDXC with a capacity of at least 64GB, a write speed of 60MB/s and a read speed of 100MB/s.
  • The SD card does not go in the camera but goes on the micro-USB card adapter. For more information about this, please read this article
  • It must be formatted as exFAT
  • To format the SD card, please follow instructions in the article linked here

Micasense Rededge - MX

  • The Micasense camera comes with a 32GB SDHC 
  • When purchasing a replacement, a write speed of at least 40 MB/s and a read speed of at least 90 MB/s is recommended
  • If you wish to use a larger-capacity one, you can also use SDXC, but make sure to format it to FAT32
    • If you are on camera firmware v4.1.0 or earlier, you will need to update to the latest version. Otherwise, you will not see the button to reformat the storage device.