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Ive spent the last 3 our on forums and YouTube trying to change my recording format on the camera so I can easily use Premier to edit. But like I said I can’t figure out how to change the file format for the SD cards to stream lone the process.
Hello, I have a Sony A6500 and Sony FDR-AX53 video camera and they are doing something that I was not expecting related to the video file name convention. On either camera, if I take a video file, the file convention name is similar, such as C0001, C0002, C0003, etc and incrementally goes up by one for each new video file created. If I remove all the existing video files from the camera SD Card, and then start taking more video files, the video file names continued where the last clip was taken so in my example, it continued from C0004 and incrementally went up from there. I also deleted the thumbnails at the same time in case that had anything to do with keeping the file name convention intack and not reset the video file back to C0001 but from what I can tell, the thumbnails do not control the file name number. There must be some other file in the folder structure that is telling the camera what the next video file number should be, such as C0005, when the video clips and thumbnails of C0001-C0004 have been removed. Now, what I am surprised at is that if I reformat the video card on either camera, the video clip file name goes back to C0001 and doe not continue to the next incremental file number of the last clip taken. I contacted Sony Customer support to inquire if this is expected behavior and "Eddy" did not think so. He tried a Sony A6300 he had and did a similar test where he reformatted his SD card and took another video clip and his video file number did not go back to C0001 but incrementally added to the last video clip number that was last taken. He could not explain why in my case, the video file name was going back to C0001 after a SD Card Format. Can anyone else confirm when they reformat their SD Card on their A6500, what happens to their video clip file number? I am looking to confirm if this is consistent/expected behavior on Sony A6500.
Warning As I have discovered to my cost when using the format function from the memory options , it does exactly that, it completely erases the card and if you have made a mistake you cannot recover images with a recovery program; the sony A7RII does a full format. Well what did you expect I hear you saying, i expected to be able to reverse that's what, if I format a card with my Olympus body or any of my Pentax bodies I can still recover images and I was used to that fail safe if I messed up. Don't fall into the same trap, if your Sony say format then it b****y well means it!!
I've recently begun shooting video with my a6000 and am finding it to be more confusing than I expected. The camera does a good job, although I need to get a new SD card to use the XAVC format (the one I have is only 8GB Class 10, 30MB/s). I'm shooting in AVCHD 60p in the meantime. I read on some older posts and heard in YouTube videos that many people shoot in XAVC and then export to .mp4 with a smaller bitrate after editing. Obviously this has been done for anything on YouTube, but even after down converting, you can see the difference in AVCHD/XAVC codec quality they are trying to show you. That made me think that I should do the same thing. Could someone suggest what a good workflow is for saving mostly family/kid movies shot with the a6000? I want to take advantage of the superior XAVC codec while balancing quality with size in the final file that gets archived. The only video software I have now is Playmemories Home and Windows Movie Maker (not sure that's compatible with XAVC though). I don't want to buy expensive software at this stage - I only need to do simple, minor edits and splices for now. I'm not overly concerned about compatibility with hardware players. Sorry for being longwinded about a newbie question, but searching has turned up nothing useful for me about this topic.