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How to Clear the Mini-SD Card

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by THH, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. THH


    Jun 9, 2016
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    San Francisco
    We shot footage with our newly acquired P3 Advanced and downloaded the footage to our Mac FC suite. My editor just asked me a question: "I'm not sure what the procedure is for clearing/formatting this specific card (the mini-sd card). SD cards for the Canon cameras have to be cleared using the camera itself. If you try and do it on the computer, it really messes things up. The cards for the Zoom recorders however can be cleared on the computer. So I'm not sure where this one fits in."

    Is it okay to clear the card on the Mac, or is there a way to do it while in the drone and is that how we should clear it? Thank you.
  2. RedHotPoker

    May 3, 2015
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    Edmonton Alberta
    For the micro sd card in the drone, format it in the drone after you download your video and pics to your computer.
    Ok, with the RC, device and drone all turned on...
    In the Go app there are two places that the sd card format sequence can be completed.

    The first one is easiest to access, as it resides right at the bottom of the Aircraft Status page.
    Remaining Capacity, Format tab, and the number of MB left to record.

    The other spot, is found In the camera menu, under the wrench icon. Scroll down, second last entry Format SD Card.

    Hope that helps you, to format your sd card in the drone. ;-)

    #2 RedHotPoker, Aug 10, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2014
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    It's OK to format the SD card in your computer or the Phantom.
    I do it in the computer because it convenient and I've done it hundreds of times without any problem.
    BarryP and Oso like this.
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