Format the SD Card in the GoPro Hero 3
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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to reformat your SD card or microSD card when using your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition.
The first thing we are going to do is take a burst set of photos to put something on the SD card. When you take the burst you can see the red light flashing repeatedly.
Now we want to reformat the SD card. The reason we are going to do this is because it's very much recommended. Go to settings by pressing the mode button.
Press select with the shutter button.
Scroll through with the mode button until we find the bin; this is the delete function. Select the bin using the shutter button.
Now we are in the delete menu. The first option we have is to delete the last video, photo, or last thing you have done on the camera. It is important to remember to be careful, for example if you have taken a burst set of photos, if you select delete last photo it will delete the whole burst photo not just the last photo from that burst.
We are going to go down to All/Format using the mode button. It is very much recommended to format your camera and SD card on a regular basis. This is because reformatting the SD card returns it to the original file system allowing it to properly communicate with the camera for future use.
It will ask if you want to delete all, scroll down using the mode button and select yes.
When you see the image of the bin again it means the SD card has been reformatted successfully. It is a very quick process.
Click the mode button, then select exit by clicking the shutter button to return to camera mode.
As you see the counter is on zero. There are no photos on the SD card currently and you are ready to begin shooting again.
This has been a video on how to reformat your SD card for your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. Bear in mind, it is good to do it often. You have been watching VisiHow, if you have any suggestions or comments about this video then please leave them in the section below, goodbye for now.
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