Media card update for vacation photos

June 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Photo Media 2014 UPDATE

 

This is the time of year that many of us will be taking pictures and videos on our cameras and cell phones. The following are some useful hands in dealing primarily with digital and video cameras:

  1. Always take some practice shots or footage with brand new cameras before taking them on vacation. You want to make sure that the camera is working properly so that you may have it repaired or return it to the place of purchase. You want to be familiar with how it functions so when that shot of a lifetime comes along you’ll be prepared and ready.
  2. Always format a new video card before using it in your camera or video. You would normally format the video card in the device. Failure to format the card can lead to corruption of the pictures or video you have taken.
  3. Always make sure you have fresh batteries. Do not run them down to the very end as the batteries could fail while your device is “writing” to the card. This can also lead to a corrupt media card.
  4. If you are going to delete information (pictures) from your media card it is better to do so in the computer rather than the camera.
  5. Transfers the data from your media cards to your computer or other storage device as soon as is feasible.
  6. Should you have the unfortunate situation where the media card becomes unreadable or on digitally inaccessible do not attempt to continue adding pictures to the card. This may only further complicate the corruption.
  7. Some media come with software to recover video or pictures that are on a corrupt video card. I have purchased one program found on the Internet that was about 50% successful in recovering lost data. Should you desire a professional recovery service you might consider DriveSavers at 1-800-440-1904.
  8. Good luck and great shooting!

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