Fix SD Card Read Errors on a Canon Video Camera

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Hi, this is Henry. You're watching VisiHow. Today, I'm going to show you how to initialize a Class 10 SD card, which is used for High Definition digital video. The card moves very quickly.

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    We can see at the bottom, it's "90 MB/s".
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    What we have is a problem where these cards go in and out of our little portable cameras, whatever type they may be.
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    When we put them into our PC's and download our information, many times we find we have problems.
    We can always use our USB cable, as well. This can be a USB 3.0, a standard USB, whatever it may be.
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    There are times where maybe we can't.
    Maybe we want to take our memory card with us. In that case, we're going to have to pull this card out and take it with us, or put it in the machine. When that happens, sometimes the card will have errors. Windows will read it and say it can't see this card, or one person with a Mac is going to look at it, then another person with Windows, or vice versa. They're not going to be able to see it.
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    This is how we fix that problem.
    We don't ever put this card into our computer and format it. That's not how this works. We put this card back into our camera, as soon as Windows tells us it's not happy, and after we've copied the files we want to save. Let's ease this card into the slot on the camera and give it a little nudge. We should hear a click when the card is properly inserted.
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    Close the door.
    It's very happy when we close the door. When we don't, it's not very happy.
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    We'll just turn the camera, to see it a little better.
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    What we're going to want to do, is tap on the Home button or the Settings button.
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    The Home button is preferred because it takes us to the correct menu.
    We're going to tap on, "Other Settings".
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    Under "Other Settings", we're going to tap on the little wrench.
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    Scroll down on the screen.
    What we're looking for is the ability to delete format, or otherwise initialize the SD card. Let's tap the play arrow next to "Initialize SD".
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    Now, we're going to tap "Initialize" at the bottom.
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    The message, "Quickly erases all files from the memory card.
    Initialize?", displays.
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    We'll press "Yes".
    "Quick initialization", and underneath, "Mem. Card Initializing" displays.
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    Next we'll see, "Process completed successfully".
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    Tap on "OK" when it is successful.
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    That was easy, wasn't it?
    Now, we'll tap the "X", to get out of there.
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    There's "17h23m", left on our card.
    How's that for fantastic?
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    That's how you get your SD card, especially these high capacity Class 10 cards, formatted properly by the camera.
    Don't let your PC do it. You will regret that choice. Thanks for choosing VisiHow. If you have any more questions about cameras, or recording, why don't you give us a shout in the comment section below. We will be very happy to help you. Have a great day and see you soon.
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