SDHC Cards will not work in HF S21

Discussion in 'Technical Troubleshooting' started by SpiceBMX, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. SpiceBMX

    SpiceBMX New Member

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    I have a VIXIA HF S21 and I really need to get things all set up because I'm gonna need it to shoot for a BMX part. I can use the Internal Storage just fine, but for convenience I would like to use the SD cards. They are both SDHC, Class 10, 32GB, 24mb/s, made by Delkin Devices. The messages says, "Cannot record on this memory card. Initialize only using camcorder." I'm a complete beginner with cameras, but I still need so much help, thanks.
     

  2. SpiceBMX

    SpiceBMX New Member

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    Also, if this cam corder has a 58mm filter then should an Opteka 58mm Super Fisheye or Ultra Fisheye be able to fit on it? They would need to be screwed on? Seems like both have threading, but I'm not sure on the compatibility.
     
  3. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    SiceBMX, I don't know much about your cameras, only what I saw on YouTube, but I do have a couple of suggestion which would work with other camera as well, check to see if the SD card has had the protect activated. This is a small tab on the side of the SD card, if that is on there could be your problem.
    Now in some older cameras they will not work with later and more larger storage cards, To check if your card is comparable put in a another card and try it, it does not have to be the same.
    My last suggestion is get hold of the manual and read it, now I know this is not the sort of thing a young man would do so don't do it around your mates but read it from front to back with the camera in your hands.
     
  4. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    IIf it has matching filter treads put it on and try it, if it fails no real loss but if it works then use it, problem solved.
     
  5. JohnReid

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    I bought some Samsung cards on Ebay and found that they would not work in anything, I later learned that there are counterfeit memory cards out there so that could be the problem. I checked on Google and that camcorder uses SDHC cards so also check if they are not SDXC although I thought that at 32 or smaller that they would be backwards compatible but I could be wrong.
     
  6. johnsey

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    SD uses Fat16 file system, SDHC is Fat32 and SDXC is exFat. The file system changes supported larger and large storage sizes, but the cards are not backwards compatible. You need to check compatibility on devices to support the file system many devices are crosss compatible, your 2010 Camera should have probably been built to support SDXC as it was common at the time but it does not appear it was.
     
  7. SpiceBMX

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    So, remember when I said I was a complete beginner? Yea, I just forgot to Initialize the SD cards. However, my main problem is the lens now, as Craig said that if it works and it doesn't it doesn't, but the thing is.. I don't have it, I need to be 100% sure it will fit so I could buy it.
     
  8. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    SpiceBMX, take your camera along to the camera store and ask to see if the fisheye attachment fits and performs on your camera, then you can judge for yourself. Any good camera store will let you do this. It is call customer service, I use a similar thing in my various SLR cameras, usually crop C sensor ones. When I put a 28mm lens on, it acts like a 44.8 mm lens due to the cameras crop-factor, the attachment brings the focal lens back to 19.2 mm which is more useful for my landscape shots. All the best with it.
     
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