Using relay recording with the VIXIA HF S20, HF S200, and HF S21
Article ID: ART108385 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/16/2015


Using relay recording with the VIXIA HF S20, HF S200, and HF S21


You can activate the relay recording so if the memory you are using becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted on a memory card.

When recording on memory card A, you can use memory card B for relay recording ().


/ : When recording in the built-in memory, you can choose to use only memory card A for relay recording (), or use memory cards ().

Confirm the following information regarding the relay recording settings.

  1. Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the card slot of the memory card you want to use for relay recording.
    - When relay recording from the built-in memory (/ only): memory card slot or memory card slots.
    - When relay recording from memory card A: memory card slot only.
    - When the power is off, insert a memory card, and then close the cover.

  2. Set the mode switch to <M>.

  3. Turn on the camcorder.

  4. Touch [ ].

  5. Touch [MENU].

  6. Touch [ ].

  7. Drag your finger up and down bring [ Rec Media for Movies ] into the orange selection bar, and touch inside the frame on the right.

  8. Touch [ (built-in memory) ] (/ only) or [ (memory card A) ].

  9. Touch [ Relay Recording ].

  10. Touch [ ] or [ ]. ( / only )
    - If [ ] was selected in Step 8, then you can only choose [ ].

  11. Touch [ ] to close the menu.


/ You cannot use relay recording from the built-in memory to memory card B. When using a single memory card, be sure to insert it into memory card slot .

  • Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function.
    - Turning off the camcorder.
    - Opening the double memory card slot cover.
    - Changing the position of the mode switch.
    - Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
    - Changing the memory used for recording movies.

  • Relay recording cannot be made in the following situations.
    - If there is any scene recorded on the memory card.
    - If the memory card slot cover is open, or the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to copy movies to the memory card.