Initializing the VIXIA HF10's built-in memory or memory card

Article ID: ART100967 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Initializing the VIXIA HF10's built-in memory or memory card


Initializing the built-in memory or memory card

Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory to permanently delete all the recordings it contains. Initializing the memory also eliminates memory fragmentation. Fragmentation becomes more serious as recordings are repeatedly added and deleted and can eventually result in reduced performance.

To initialize the memory follow the procedure detailed below.

  1. Press the [FUNC.] button.
  2. Move the joystick up or down to select [ MENU] then press [SET].
  3. Move the joystick to select [ MEMORY OPER.] then press [SET].
  4. Move the joystick to select [INITIALIZE] then select either the built-in memory or the memory card you want to initialize and press [SET].
  5. Choose the initialization method ([INITIALIZE] Clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data. or [COMPL. INIT.] Erases all data completely.) then press [SET].
  6. Select [YES] and then [OK] to start the process.
  7. When the camcorder has finished press the [FUNC.] button.
  • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. The lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you back up important recordings in advance using an external device.
  • While initializing, do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.



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