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Video freezing on t3i, reformat iwth SD Formatter fixed it
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:19:47 PM »
Can anyone explain to me why a standard windows or even canon format isnt good enough? my video was freezing every 5 seconds. I read to use the software SD Formatter and it now works like a gem. What does it do that is so different?

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Video freezing on t3i, reformat iwth SD Formatter fixed it
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:19:47 PM »

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Re: Video freezing on t3i, reformat iwth SD Formatter fixed it
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 04:31:33 PM »
In camera formating is not necessarily low level formatting, it merely marks the card as empty in the Fat Table. 
 
Windows has two format options, quick and full.  The quick is basically the same as in-camera formatting, while the full format is more thourough.
 
If there is a issue, do a low level or full format.  The 5D MK III has a option to do a low level format on a SD card which should fix a damaged card as well.  I'm not sure about other Canon models.
 
I use image rescue 4 to erase and repair a damaged card.  It takes several minutes to totally erase a card.  After erasing it, I format it in camera.

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Re: Video freezing on t3i, reformat iwth SD Formatter fixed it
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 04:31:33 PM »