Is it necessary to initialize memory cards? (XC10)
Article ID: ART163111 | Date published: 10/15/2015 | Date last updated: 10/15/2015
 

Description

Is it necessary to initialize memory cards? (XC10)

Solution

Initialize any recording media with the camcorder prior to using it for recording. You can also initialize recording media to permanently delete all the data it contains.
When initializing an SD card, you can select quick initialization, which clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data, or complete initialization, which deletes all the data completely.
CAUTION
  • Initializing the memory will permanently erase all data. Lost data cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance.
  • Depending on the SD card, complete initialization may take up to a few minutes.

1. Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

2. Turn the camcorder on.

3. Press the [MENU] button.

4. Touch [ ] Recording Setup menu -> [Initialize ].

5. Touch [ Memory Card] or [ Memory Card].

6. Touch [Initialize].
*If you are using a CFast card, skip to step 7.

If you select [SD Memory Card], choose the desired initialization method.
  • If you are using the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation while it is in progress. You can use the SD card but all data will be erased.

7. Touch [Yes]
  • If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory can be used without any problem.

8. Touch [OK].

9. Touch [ ].


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