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  1. #1 Does ejecting cfast while cam on kill cards? 
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    Wsup fam...just curious about this as I was on the FB group and a member suggested by not ejecting cfast cards from the UMP while the cam is on it can kill/corrupt cards (cards not recognized by cam anymore). I don't see this in the manual however I'm also not saying he is wrong. I'm just curious what other people's experience is. I have mine a couple weeks now and I haven't been turning off the cam to eject...but It can't hurt to do so, I guess.
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    Don't actually know for sure, but isn't the point of 2 slots that they are hot swappable and you can record forever by changing out cards. Probably should make sure nothing is writing to the card when ejecting, that might be bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dop16mm View Post
    Don't actually know for sure, but isn't the point of 2 slots that they are hot swappable and you can record forever by changing out cards.


    Yup I thought so also
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    RED is the only camera that comes to mind to have the safe eject media protocol.
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    Well i'll be shutting off the cam from now on. Can't hurt.
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    I turn the camera off before I remove or add any media, but I feel this is a holdover from my PC building days, or maybe even when I used to use DSLRs? I've been on sets where guys don't do that, at all, and it makes my heart race, but maybe that's the norm?
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    I understood that the ‘danger zone’ is when the camera is accessing the card - start-up, shut-down, switching between playback, etc. Not sure how this fits with BMD cameras or if it’s even really an issue. I generally watch the card LEDs on my camera before removing.
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    I never had any problems ejecting cards while the camera is on. I hot swap media all the time on my Ursa's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown View Post
    I never had any problems ejecting cards while the camera is on. I hot swap media all the time on my Ursa's.
    +1. Done it a number of times on the URSA when I need to as long as it is not being accessed at all. When you eject it while on, you will see the "no card" for the slot on the display. Most of the time, I power it off first.
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    In theory it should only cause problems at the data level when writing to the card, it should not physically damage the card.
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