ProGrade Digital Unveils a New Dual SD/microSD UHS-II Card Reader

ProGrade Digital has announced the PGM0.5, a new SD and microSD card reader. This compact card reader uses a USB-C interface to be paired with mobile devices, such as an iPad or Android-based tablet, to edit it and get back to creating, all while in a highly mobile environment.

“A new wave of content creators has emerged over the last couple of years, driven strongly by sharing platforms such as YouTube and TikTok. A large portion of these creators are operating in a highly mobile environment, utilizing a variety of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and lightweight laptops for video editing along with powerful new editing software applications. Content capture devices, utilized by these creators, include high-resolution action cameras, drones, and mirrorless cameras. The majority of the content captured on these devices is stored on SD and microSD memory cards. To better support these users, we have developed our new dual-slot SD/microSD card reader (PGM0.5) that can provide a highly portable, high-speed way to import all of this content directly into mobile editing platforms at a very affordable new price point”, said Wes Brewer, CEO, and founder of ProGrade Digital.

The UHS-II SD card reader offers transfer speeds up to 625MB/s through its USB-C (USB 3.2, Gen. 1) port, which is integrated directly into the body of the reader. While UHS-II SD and microSD cards top out at 312MB/s, this data rate provided by ProGrade Digital suggests it can read from two UHS-II cards at once, giving a total throughput of roughly 625MB/s.

ProGrade Digital PGM0.5 Mobile Reader key features:

  • Dual-slot memory card reader for SDXC UHS-II and microSDXC cards
  • Transfer rates of up to 5Gb/s (625MB/s)
  • USB 3.2 Type-C connector
  • Mobile reader can be inserted in either direction

“The Creator Community, at its heart, is a community of storytellers. And not a day goes by that the team at LumaTouch doesn’t marvel at the stories created by this community. This is what inspired us to design LumaFusion the way we did, and to create a visceral, enjoyable, fluid editing experience for our customers,” said Chris Demiris, Co-Founder and Director of Engineering for LumaTouch. “The development team at LumaTouch has been testing the new ProGrade Digital PGMO.5 mobile card reader, and it’s clear to us they share the same inspiration. ProGrade Digital has created an effective camera-to-timeline workflow for mobile devices that works in perfect harmony with LumaFusion. We’re excited to see how LumaFusion customers who shoot on DSLRs, drones, or GoPro’s react to this seamless mobile workflow.”

The ProGrade Digital PGM05 card reader is available starting today for $35. It comes with a two-year warranty.

More info on ProGrade Digital’s website.

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