Video Performance Guarantee (VPG)

Video Performance Guarantee (VPG)

What is Video Performance Guarantee (VPG)?

The Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) is a standard established by the CompactFlash Association to ensure that media cards can handle the high data rates required for video recording. Specifically, VPG guarantees a minimum sustained write speed necessary for recording high-quality video without dropping frames. This is crucial for professionals and videographers who rely on uninterrupted, high-resolution video capture.

The VPG classes marked by the logos on the card (e.g., VPG200, VPG400) indicate the minimum number of megabytes per second (MB/s) that the card can write continuously. Higher VPG ratings are indicative of better performance enabling more demanding video formats like 4K as well as allowing high-frame-rate recordings to be captured reliably. This standard helps consumers select the appropriate memory card for their specific video recording needs ensuring compatibility and performance.

CFA-Certified Media Cards that Support VPG Profiles

The following products from CFA Members are certified by CFA to support VPG classes VPG200 and VPG400.  For a card to support VPG, the card must pass the VPG certification test by CFA.  These cards will have the VPG certification logos – the clapboard logos with either 200 or 400 designators –  on their labels. Note that not all use cases and cameras/camera-modes require VPG.  Media cards without VPG support by CFA Members have gone through a separate self-compliance process according to CFA’s test guidelines and should work fine in non-VPG operations.  Refer to the camera manual to see if a VPG-supported card is required for your situation.

End users requiring VPG Profiles should choose media cards from this list.  This list will be updated in real-time as new products are introduced.

List of CFA-Certfied VPG200 and VPG400 Cards (Rev 2024-02-20) [PDF]

Company Name Card Type VPG Class Capacity Product Name Part Number
Delkin Type-A 80GB Power DCFXAPWR80
Delkin Type-A 160GB Power DCFXAPWR160
Exascend Type-A 120GB Essential EXPC3EA120GB
Exascend Type-A 180GB Essential EXPC3EA180GB
Exascend Type-A 1TB Essential EXPC3EA001TB
Exascend Type-A 240GB Essential EXPC3EA240GB
Exascend Type-A 360GB Essential EXPC3EA360GB
Exascend Type-A 480GB Essential EXPC3EA480GB
Exascend Type-A 1TB Essential Pro EXPC4EA001TB
Exascend Type-A 256GB Essential Pro EXPC4EA256GB
Exascend Type-A 512GB Essential Pro EXPC4EA512GB
Exascend Type-B 1TB Nitro EXPC3N001TB
Exascend Type-B 512GB Nitro EXPC3N512GB
Lexar Type-A 160GB Silver Series LCAEXSL160G
Lexar Type-A 320GB Silver Series LCAEXSL320G
Lexar Type-A 80GB Gold Series LCAGOLD080G
Lexar Type-A 160GB Gold Series LCAGOLD160G
Lexar Type-A 320GB Gold Series LCAGOLD320G
Lexar Type-B 128GB Diamond Series LCXEXDM128G
Lexar Type-B 256GB Diamond Series LCXEXDM256G
Lexar Type-B 512GB Diamond Series LCXEXDM512G
Nextorage Type-A 1920GB NX-A1SE Series NX-A1SE1920G
Nextorage Type-A 480GB NX-A1SE Series NX-A1SE480G
Nextorage Type-A 960GB NX-A1SE Series NX-A1SE960G
Nextorage Type-A 40GB NX-A1PRO Series NX-A1PRO40G
Nextorage Type-A 80GB NX-A1PRO Series NX-A1PRO80G
Nextorage Type-A 160GB NX-A1PRO Series NX-A1PRO160G
Nextorage Type-A 320GB NX-A1PRO Series NX-A1PRO320G
Nextorage Type-A 640GB NX-A1PRO Series NX-A1PRO640G
Nextorage Type-B 1330GB NX-B1PRO Series NX-B1PRO1330G
Nextorage Type-B 165GB NX-B1PRO Series NX-B1PRO165G
Nextorage Type-B 330GB NX-B1PRO Series NX-B1PRO330G
Nextorage Type-B 660GB NX-B1PRO Series NX-B1PRO660G
Nextorage Type-B 1330GB NX-B2PRO Series NX-B2PRO1330G
Nextorage Type-B 165GB NX-B2PRO Series NX-B2PRO165G
Nextorage Type-B 330GB NX-B2PRO Series NX-B2PRO330G
Nextorage Type-B 660GB NX-B2PRO Series NX-B2PRO660G
Phison Type-B 400GB E21 CFE Type B Serial
Phison Type-B 800GB E21 CFE Type B Serial
Prograde Digital Type-A 240GB Gold PGCFXA240GB-900-101
Prograde Digital Type-A 480GB Gold PGCFXA480GB-900-101
Prograde Digital Type-A 80GB Cobalt PGCFXA80GB
Prograde Digital Type-A 160GB Cobalt PGCFXA160GB
SanDisk Type-B 256GB Professional PRO-CINEMA SDPCVN4-256G
Sony Type-A 1920GB CEA-M Series CEA-M1920T
Sony Type-A 960GB CEA-M Series CEA-M960T
Sony Type-A 80GB CEA-G Series CEA-G80T
Sony Type-A 160GB CEA-G Series CEA-G160T
Sony Type-A 320GB CEA-G Series CEA-G320T
Sony Type-A 640GB CEA-G Series CEA-G640T
Sony Type-B 1920GB CEB-G Series CEB-G1920T
Sony Type-B 960GB CEB-G Series CEB-G960T