I just finished a videoshoot where I used a Canon 7D together with a SanDisk Extreme CF card for close-up. The 16GB, 60 MB/s one. (And a Sony PMW EX-1 camera for the wide-angle, which had no problems what so ever.) I return to my desktop to copy the files to my computer for editing in my CS5 suite. I try to import the files, but find that only 2/3 of the files will import properly. 1/3 of the files are not recognized by Premiere, After Effects, VLC, MediaPlayer, QuickTime or any other software. I do a quick Google-search and find a few forums claiming that this is a typical SanDisk-problem - corrupted files. WTF??! Some forums also claims that at least 3% of the CF-cards is known to have problems like this. WTF - again??!
Did I just ruin my chances in the video-industry? I was supposed to deliver two camera angles of a well-known person in Norway, for use in a television show, but as you may understand 1/3 of my close-up shots are not working - they are corrupt.
Can you please tell me if this is a known issue. I may have to re evaluate the use of my 7D - because I believe you are supposed to be the worlds leading company when it comes to CF-cards - or am I mistaken?
And before you start bugging me with all the details - yes, I did copy the files correctly, I did have a full battery on my camera, I did check the original files, I do have a kick-ass machine and I do own some kick-ase cameras - I did everything correctly. In fact I have been using computers and video-software since they became available for most people - a great many years now. And I find it very sad that I am not able to deliver what is asked of me after so many years - after spending so much money. And I can’t be bothered to send you files or CF-card - it is just not worth it.
I want an answer.
Is this a 7D-problem or a SanDisk-problem?!!