GY-HD200 not seeing SD card

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    • #47844
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      Hoping to do a firmware update, I bought a Kodak 16 GB Sd card.

      The camera doesn’t see it to format it.

    • #196882
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      It’s an MS-DOS (FAT32) format. DId I buy the wrong card?

    • #196883

      can you format on another machine first? (probably not, but a thought).

      also, perhaps you can try another smaller card, different brand, etc. for some reason it does make a difference on some cameras. i have some finicky ones that only work with certain brands, sizes, etc. too big and they won’t see it for some reason. just another thought.

    • #196884
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      My user manual says my camera does not support “SDHC-compliant” memory cards. Is there another kind?

    • #196885
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      The problem is the firmware update I downloaded from JVC requires a 16 GB SD card, but if the camera won’t recognize a card that large how in the heck is one supposed to perform the update?

      http://pro.jvc.com/pro/attributes/HDTV/soft/200_upgrade/gy_hdxxupdate.html

    • #196886
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      Michael,

      Was that the SD card that came with the camera? It has to be a standard 16MB SD card (not GB!) My UB came with the 16MB card and I plugged it in and it’s been working ever since.

    • #196887
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      Okay, I’m a moron. The firmware page clearly calls for a 16MB card, and I got a 16GB.

      I guess that explains it, and I’ll file it into the “Duh” box.

      Thanks, as always.

    • #196888
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      Michael,

      Don’t feel bad Hoss. We all have ‘brain farts’ from time to time.

    • #196889
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      I heard a guy refer to it as an “air gap” the other day after he told me to plug into the wrong mult output. I like it.

    • #196890
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      I first heard it in the service and like so many of their ‘colorful euphemisms’, it described the situation exactly.

    • #196891
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      The smallest SD card I can find on the economy is 2GB. Will that work, as long as it’s not SDHC?

    • #196892

      Comopiste

      That looks to reference a SmartMedia card. It won’t fit in the camera. Different format.

      Michael

      From the orerators manual (pg 34); “Recommended SD memory cards Panasonic: 16 MB to 2 GB”

      It looks like the 2G will work as long as it is not labeled “SDHC Compliant”. I think you will want format it in camera before you use it.

    • #196893
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      “… That looks to reference a SmartMedia card. It won’t fit in the camera. Different format.” “… It looks like the 2G will work as long as it is not labeled “SDHC Compliant”.”

      Crafters,

      You are correct sir. I was so busy trying to find a 16MB card…. I checked the manual and on pg 34 it states, “When you use an SD memory card that is either new or formatted on a device other than this device, format it on this device. Recommended SD memory cards Panasonic: 16MB to 2GB. … SDHC memory cards cannot be used with this device.”

      So Michael there you have it. Since 1-2GB SD cards are still available, grab a couple just in case you lose one. This should take care of your problem.

    • #196894

      mskvideo, don’t feel bad. I once bought what I thought was a 40 GB hard drive off ebay (this was in like ’04 or something when that was HUGE) and felt kinda funny when I plugged it in and found out it was only 40mb. i went back and looked at it and sure enough, i read it wrong. i didn’t get the smokin’ deal I thought i did after all. oh, well, live and learn.

    • #196895
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      “I once bought what I thought was a 40 GB hard drive off ebay (this was in like ’04 or something when that was HUGE)”

      Pseudo,

      Yer’ makin’ me feel old dude! You think that’s old, I remember when Avid Media Composer systems had linked SCSI drives at a whopping 60GB and cost $60k (this was back in ’98!) Around the time you were buying your ‘little big drive’, I was working on projects on an Avid Symphony Unity setup with an account of (wait for it…) 100GB! If I remember correct, the whole system was 1TB! I’ve got 3x that in my main editor and use client drives from 500GB to 1TB. Man how gear changes with time.

    • #196896
      Avatarmskvideo
      Participant

      Wow, and I used to just have to deal with tape glitches. Thanks, all.

    • #196897

      composite1 and mskvideo, thanks for sharing and look at how far we’ve come–I have a machine with 5 terabytes of storage, and I really thought it was quite affordable to build! like 80 bucks per terabyte! what a world!

    • #196898
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      “I have a machine with 5 terabytes of storage, and I really thought it was quite affordable to build!”

      Pseudo,

      Yeah, don’t get too happy. Petabyte drives are just around the corner! Next thing you know you’ll be misplacing your 2TB USB 3.0 thumbdrive and saying, ‘eh whatever it wasn’t that big anyway.’

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