Formatting a Card 4 Available mode: Card Camera O T H E RS 2 F ORMA T 12H / 24H S E T T I NG R E T UR N Before using a commercially available card with this camcorder, you must first have it formatted. Also, if any of the following warning indicators displays, you will need to format your card. • • • • “FORMAT MEMORY CARD” “MEMORY CARD ERROR” “MEMORY CARD READ ERROR” “CANNOT STORE DATA” 5 In Card Camera mode, press the DISPLAY button until the mode screen appears. 2 Select “MENU”, then “EXECUTE” by using the Operation button (see page 32). 3 Press l or m to select ~, then press the centre of the Operation button. E X E CU T E R E T UR N Press l or m to select “EXECUTE”, then press the centre of the Operation button. • To cancel formatting, press l or m to select “RETURN”, then press the centre of the Operation button. Notes: • Formatting a card erases all stored images, including delete-protected images. Be sure to backup important data on your computer or other media before formatting the card (see pages 86–88). • Do not remove the power source during formatting, as this may cause damage to the camcorder or card. It is recommended that you use the AC outlet for the power supply. 1 Press l or m to select “FORMAT”, then press the centre of the Operation button. F ORMA T A L L DA T A W I L L B E E RA S E D . NO YES SEL ECT 6 SET Press l or m to select “YES”, then press the centre of the Operation button to begin formatting. • The menu screen displays when formatting finishes. 7 Press the DISPLAY button to turn off the menu screen. 77 Digital Still Camera Features Notes: • The supplied card is preformatted for immediate use. • Use this camcorder to format a card. The camcorder may not recognize the images on a card formatted by a computer or other equipment.