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#1 Tom Lowe

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:20 PM

We are going to be dumping SxS cards to laptops and then to harddrives while out on some boats shooting with EX3s and EX1s. I want to be able to copy the files from the SxS card, then FORMAT the card right on the laptop (or on the Sony SxS reader card hooked to the laptop), so I can hand the cards back to the camera operator completely dumped, formatted, wiped clean, and ready to shoot.

Is there any way to format SxS cards other than being inside the camera?

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#2 Michael Belanger

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:04 AM

We are going to be dumping SxS cards to laptops and then to harddrives while out on some boats shooting with EX3s and EX1s. I want to be able to copy the files from the SxS card, then FORMAT the card right on the laptop (or on the Sony SxS reader card hooked to the laptop), so I can hand the cards back to the camera operator completely dumped, formatted, wiped clean, and ready to shoot.

Is there any way to format SxS cards other than being inside the camera?

thanks


You can actually re-use the cards without formatting them. Just drag the BPAV folder to the trash and delete it. The camera will record on it no problem on the fly.
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