Angelbird announces​ two CFexpress media cards


Angelbird Technologies, announces the addition of CFexpress Type B memory cards to their high-performance lineup of AV PRO media solutions. With the release of the Canon C500 mKII that also uses the new media cards and others sure to come will need these cards.

the need for quick adoption of advanced digital video production standards to , is being driven by high-profile international broadcasting as well as an increased need for industrial data processing and performance requirements. CFexpress memory media meets the high-speed demands for 6k, 8k and beyond acquisition with media that can write data at a minimum of 400 MB/sec.


128 GB | 256 GB | 512 GB | 1 TB

Read Speed 1

up to 1700 MB/s

Write Speed 1

up to 1400 MB/s


80 GB | 160 GB | 320 GB | 650 GB

Read Speed 1

up to 1700 MB/s

Write Speed 1

up to 1400 MB/s

CFexpress Type B also mirrors the XQD form factor allowing cameras that currently utilize XQD to now also accept CFexpress with a firmware update. But different from XQD, is that the CFexpress adopts the PCIe® Gen 3 interface standards promoted by the CompactFlash Association.

Angelbird’s AV PRO CFX and AV PRO CFX XT offer read/write speeds up to 1700 MB/s and 1400 MB/s. CFexpress memory cards perform at speeds 3.5x faster than CFast technology- the current memory card leader for high-bitrate video production.

One additional advantage of CFexpress media, is that it offers longevity. CFexpress technology will remain relevant for years to come since it can already support the speeds required to capture 8k recording resolution even though 8k camera technology is still in development.


Angelbird claims their CFexpress cards offer real-world, sustained performance that will write data consistently without performance drop-offs, thus avoiding choppy footage or dropped frames. While both the Angelbird AV PRO CFX and AV PRO CFX XT offer sustained competitive performance, their ideal applications may vary according to the specific production needs of the user.

AV PRO CFX CFexpress

The AV PRO CFX is best suited for production work that requires a minimum guaranteed write speed of 550 MB/s, a recording speed still well above the current XQD-400 standard of 400 MB/sec, with capacities of up to 1 TB. Creative professionals working at the leading edge of digital production will find that the CFexpress memory card is the ideal media for content production that demands 4k and 6k+ resolution.


The AV PRO CFX XT is the better choice option for optimal sustained write performance. With its 1 GB/s sustained write speeds the 4-6-8K resolutions will be able to be captured uncompressed RAW. The AV PRO CFX XT is ideal for high-capacity frame rate capture needs with data capacities up to 640 GB.

The announcement of a camera-specific Match Pack™ solution featuring CFexpress memory cards will soon follow.


While the future standards for creative production rely on increased processing speeds, industrial applications, from security cameras to quality control imaging, require stable, sustained data capture for their extended recording needs. The AV PRO CFX XT combines a sustained write performance with high capacity storage up to 640 GB.


The reading and processing of data captured on CFexpress cards will require a capable CFexpress reader that can also efficiently transfer large data files for post-production work. Angelbird will also release a CFEXPRESS CARD READERwhich performs at speeds in tandem with the AV PRO CFX and AV PRO CFXXTcards and modularly stacks with Angelbird’s CFast 2.0 and SD card readers.

AV PRO CFX CFexpress Card Reader

The CFexpress Card Reader includes Type-C to Type-C cable (50 cm, 19.7 in) and active USB-A to USB-C adapter, along with non-slip rubber pads for added stability during operation and Velcro binding for easy portability. The recessed Solid Connect™ (USB 3.1 Gen 2, 10 Gb/s) connection port helps to provide a secure connection point and minimize wear and tear. Through customer feedback, Anglebird has implemented a “Write Protect” function into all of our card readers. By enabling this switch, the user can feel secure to not delete or erase anything by mistake. This feature is supported for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android.

AV PRO CFX CFexpress Card Reader stack

Pricing and availability has not been released. To learn more about Angelbird Technologies visit them at Angelbird.com

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