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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #475 on: January 25, 2016, 03:10:03 AM »
Hi, we are a storage device manufacturer! We already make a prototype of a low cost SSD to CFast / CF and more all in one solution. See you soon in the market! Welcome to ask for more information ;D

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #476 on: January 25, 2016, 06:03:47 AM »
Link to site at the least?
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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #478 on: February 14, 2016, 03:42:43 PM »
Hello guys, got this feedback from the folks at CBOX
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/648471422/rig-friendly-c-box-system-use-any-ssd-on-your-cfas

My original message

"Hello,
I've been using Magic Lantern on a Canon 5DIII for a few years now and am very happy with the results, I use the setup for professional jobs and it works very well.
Just one down side,   I would love to be able to get stable 50 to 60 Fps raw video at 1920 x 1080 but CF card speeds max out at just below 100 MBps,
this speed limit also creates a bit of a bottleneck when offloading.
Have you looked into making a product similar to yours for Compact Flash that has high transfer speeds?  If so, please let me know.
Thank you,"

and very prompt reply

"It is our understanding that the CF bus on the 5D3 is limited to around 100mb/s so even with a faster media storage option you'd likely not get better results. Clifton uses ML raw on his 5D3 frequently and he's looked thoroughly into this very issue.

It really is a great camera and the ML raw files are awesome. But without some pretty serious hardware modification, the camera likely won't perform the way you're looking for.

 
Sincerely,
 
Jayne
Atoch C2S Support"



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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #479 on: February 15, 2016, 04:30:38 AM »
599$?. Too expensive. I can get Blackmagic Video Assist for lower price. This records 1080p@60fps.

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #480 on: February 26, 2016, 01:44:09 PM »
I written this already: CBOX is nothing more than overpriced two connectors and nice case. CFast is just SATA in different form-factor. They won't help you as they designed nothing, and all they are writing about possibilities and costs is just PR.

What you need here is somehow bridge CF IDE implementation with SATA drive, that requires creating some custom circuits.
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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #481 on: December 30, 2016, 05:27:32 AM »
Did we ever get a cf card extender to work? Can we use raspberry pi as the controller to both act as a cf card to the camera and unload it to the ssd inside a USB 3.0 enclosure attached to the raspberry pi? Pi can power the drive so we only have to worry about power to the pi.
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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #482 on: December 31, 2016, 06:19:23 PM »
Since when RPi has USB 3.0? And no, you can't do it.
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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #483 on: April 25, 2017, 05:08:25 PM »
Something I came across the other day (but probably nothing)..

The Red One CF module seems to be some kind of CF -> SSD converter?


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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #484 on: April 25, 2017, 06:19:30 PM »
Does it work as an UDMA-7 device emulating a CF-card?
The video lacks some information but it looks like its connected to an SATA output port and CF-Card is the storage media.
The people here are looking for the other way round.

Photogs and videographers: Assist in proof reading upcoming in-camera help!. Your input is wanted and needed!

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #485 on: May 10, 2017, 03:53:50 PM »
Standard IDE-SATA adapter inside. I have similar one, identical from-factor.
And yes, it's definitely CF card -> CFast (SATA) adapter.
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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #486 on: June 15, 2017, 02:51:39 PM »
Hello,

So there is still no solution ?
Me too I love the raw feature of ML but I can't use it if I have to change my card every 10 minutes for 2K recording on 64Gig card (which is not cheap).
This is really what lacks this camera.

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #487 on: June 18, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
Buy a 256gb card. Use 10bit or compressed 14bit and get up to 90+ min recordings one one Card.

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #488 on: July 11, 2020, 01:21:47 PM »
This is also not a good solution, Markus. It is quite expensive - for the cost of two Cf 256Gb (total 512Gb) card you could but great samsung ssd with total 2Gb space.

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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #489 on: July 13, 2020, 06:03:52 PM »
Hate to break the silence, but this is probably the closest we have gotten so far...



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Re: CF-to-SATA hardware interface for RAW recording (fork)
« Reply #490 on: July 13, 2020, 06:16:45 PM »
Simply put, it is Toshiba 1.8" hard drive 50 pin CF adapter -> CE / 40 pin ZIF IDE ribbon cable -> JMicron 20330 ATA 150MB/s to SATA solution -> mSATA SSD (pictured here a Samsung PM830 256GB version).

The assembly was not successfully powered up by a USB3 CF card reader in computer. Plugged into the 5D2, the "format CF card" options posed up initially, then turn into a "CF ERR" on the top plate LCD. The cable stays flush through the card slot.

The SSD had been partitioned as Master Boot Record and formatted as FAT32 by restoring from another SanDisk 1067x CF card. Works fully through a USB3 to SATA bridge, has sequential read / write speed unto 400MB/s.

Two possible reasons for it to not work fully:
1. The camera's card slot only supplying 3.3V instead of 5V (yet the bridge should operate on 3.3V as well, so it might just be the SSD)
2. One side of the CF connector is not perfectly aligned with the slot, so it might have a electrical connection issue.

All components should be searchable on Amazon. The price of the 256GB SSD plus all the adapters is close to 1/2 of SanDisk Extreme Pro 1067x 64GB, so probably worth the risk.