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Learning Mnemonics: Can You Really Hack Your Memory?

There are lots of strategies to remember information when you need it most. These are shortcuts called mnemonics.

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Downloading videos and images efficiently from your camera to your computer with digital camera memory cards, is a flexible solution for mobile users who need a card for multiple devices. Great for digital cameras, these durable camera memory cards can be electronically reprogrammed and erased over and over again.  With using small to medium capacity digital camera memory cards there is virtually very little wait time because they do not need to check a great deal of information on stored images before getting re-configured.

If you are wanting to shoot lots of high resolution RAW files or TIFF files, then you may want to look at a camera memory card of 512 megabyte to 1 gigabyte in memory capacity.  Just like the files that are stored on your computer, card capacity is measured in Megabytes. The higher the number of Megabytes, the more photographs your memory card can store.  Also, it’s a good idea to not make a habit of saving all of your photos on just one card, you wouldn’t want to lose all of them if you camera memory card were to get lost or damaged.

Normally, a 128 or 256 megabyte camera memory card is sufficient enough for the average photographer using a 3 to 5 mega pixel digital camera. RAW files can commonly be 10 to 20 megabytes in size, while high quality JPEG images will typically run 1 to 4 megabytes in size.  It’s a good idea when taking photo’s to use high quality JPEG settings for the best shots.  This will produce larger images but the quality will be high and you can simply edit them with software later on, to resize them down to a more suitable measurement.

The higher speed camera memory cards allow you to take photos at a much faster rate.  The higher that the mega pixel capability of your camera is, the larger the file is that needs to be written.  To counter what would normally slow the process of a high mega pixel camera down, photographers can simply get a faster camera memory card to ensure either very little delay between shots or virtually none. 

The buffering memory stores the photos that you have just taken before they get written to your card. The buffer writes your images to your card as you continue taking more photos. If you’re taking numerous shots in succession, you certainly don’t want the camera to slow to a crawl at this point as it saves the photos to the memory card. As digital cameras improve at a consistent rate, the photos they take get larger and larger. High capacity camera memory cards are designed to keep pace with modern digital camera capabilities from standard digital cameras to DSLR’s.  Though DSLR’s format is compact flash memory cards where standard digital cameras utilize SD or secured digital cards or micro SD cards with adapters to fit SD slots.

If you are away from home on a trip or vacation and you are planning on recovering your photos at a later time, it’s always a good idea to remove the memory card from your camera and put it in a safe place.  Once you have had a chance to save your shots to your computer or a flash drive or the like, you can than reformat your card.  Reformatting redefines the file structure which will clear any corruption on the memory card that can lead to irritating messages or missing pictures.  It will also lengthen the life span of the camera memory cards if you reformat them regularly.

Digital cameras are able to produce higher quality and larger images than ever before, which requires camera memory cards to operate with more speed and efficiency to keep up with processing image sizes while still being able to continue shooting. Whether utilizing a standard digital camera or a high end DSLR, a faster processing and larger memory capacity camera memory card will ensure that your photo’s are saved quickly and securely without delaying your next shot.

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