Switching between sxs memory cards, Formatting an sxs memory card, Recording – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Handling SxS Memory Cards
Press the eject button again to remove
• Data are not guaranteed if the power is turned
off or a memory card is removed while the card
is being accessed. All data on the card may be
destroyed. Be sure that the access lamps are lit
in green or off when you turn off the power or
remove memory cards.
• Fully insert the memory card in the card slot. If
it is inserted halfway, the eject button may not
When SxS memory cards are loaded in both card
slots A and B, press the SLOT SELECT button to
select the card you wish to use.
If a card becomes full during recording, switching
to the other card is automatically executed.
The SLOT SELECT button is disabled while
playback is in progress. Switching is not executed
even if you press the button. The button is enabled
on the thumbnail screen (page 85).
Formatting may be required before using an SxS
memory card with this camcorder. For an SxS
memory card that is not formatted or that was
formatted with another system, the message
“Unsupported File System” is displayed on the
LCD monitor/viewfinder screen.
Format the card as instructed below.
Any SxS memory card formatted with a device
other than this camcorder cannot be used with the
To execute formatting
Using “Format Media” (page 130) of the
OTHERS menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot
A) or “Media(B)” (slot B) then select
“Execute.” On a confirmation message,
select “Execute” again.
The in-progress message and status bar (%) are
displayed, and the access lamp lights in red.
When formatting is completed, the completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Recording/playback during formatting
You can perform recording or playback using the
SxS memory card in the other card slot while
formatting is in progress.
If formatting fails
A write-protected SxS memory card or memory
card that cannot be used with this camcorder will
not be formatted.
As a warning message is displayed, replace the
card with an appropriate SxS memory card, as per
the instructions in the message.
• All the data, including recorded pictures and
setup files, are erased when a memory card is
• SxS memory cards to be used with this
camcorder must be formatted using the format
function of this camcorder. Any card formatted
with other device must be formatted again with
In E-E Display/Recording mode, you can check
the time remaining for the SxS memory cards
loaded in the card slots on the LCD monitor/
Switching Between SxS Memory
Formatting an SxS Memory Card
Note on formatting
Checking the Remaining Time
Available for Recording