gh2 unreliable Help at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series

Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series
4K and AVCHD on a Micro Four Thirds system camera with interchangeable lenses.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 18th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 163
gh2 unreliable Help

Ive been using a gh2 for a little while and I like it but here are a couple issue i cant figure out.

1. every so often camera stops recording on its own.

2. once in a while it records , but when i put the card im my mac and try to open the files nothing but error and i cant get to the footage.

Ive been using several 45mps sandisk c10 cards and thought thats was the problem so I got some extreme pro 95mps cards and the problems still occur.

I format and then shoot and as far as I know im not running any hacks.

I like the camera and have a bunch invested but what am I doing wrong.?

Thanks
Brent Kaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Angelo Texas
Posts: 1,510
Re: gh2 unreliable Help

The GH2 only does a "quick format" which replaces a few characters of each filename in the File Allocation Table so the camera can "reuse" the space that file occupied. The files are left there and as the card is reused "bits & pieces" of image and video files remain scattered over the card.

This "clutter" over time interferes with the card's ability to keep up with the camera.

So what some of us do is to put the card in the reader on our PC and do a "low level" format. This format option goes through the card and rewrites every sector with a "fresh format" getting rid of all the clutter. The card is then formatted in the camera so the camera does it it's own way. This has been working for me.

On a MAC there is some special way you have to do this or the card is unrecognized by the camera. So what you need to do is go to a MAC forum and find out how to safely do a "low level" format on your cards. I wish I knew more about that but I don't.

Hope this info helps you.

Oh one more thing. If you bought your cards on ebay that could be the main problem. SanDisk is the most counterfeited brand on the market and ebay is rife with counterfeit SanDisk media.

Even some amazon vendors seem to be "dancing with the devil" as I've seen reports of counterfeit SanDisk media purchased through amazon.
Bruce Foreman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 19th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 163
Re: gh2 unreliable Help

1. I bought my cards from amazon, i hope there real.

2. I made a discovery, that if i select show package contents I get to a stream file and can view the footage in movist, but i cant do anything with it.

Im confused.
Brent Kaplan is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX G / GF / GH / GX Series

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:20 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network