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how do i do this?

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When the Go App starts, and you press Camera, the next screen you see will have Format option if you scroll down near the bottom.
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Or in your computer after you copy your image files - it makes no difference.
To do it in your computer, just right click on the SD card and select Format from the options.
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Here is a screenshot for your reference. PS: Do not forget to backup the files before you format the SD card. Format.png
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Labroides Posted at 2017-7-20 17:43
Or in your computer after you copy your image files - it makes no difference.
To do it in your computer, just right click on the SD card and select Format from the options.

Many people, including me, gets errors in the Go App after formatting this way
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Formatting in a PC should be 'DEFAULT' allocation and either FAT32 or EXFAT .....

Do not use any 64bit formatting or NTFS.

Make sure if you are using a Win 10 or other 64bit OS - that you choose a 32bit format base.

The GO App formats to standard FAT32 ....

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solentlife Posted at 2017-7-21 02:33
Formatting in a PC should be 'DEFAULT' allocation and either FAT32 or EXFAT .....

Do not use any 64bit formatting or NTFS.

I always format after copying my image files.
I have three different Win 10 or other 64 bit systems and use them all formatting at default settings and have never had a problem.
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Yes because most PC"s will unless user plays with settings - default to :

FAT32

32kb

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Any other setting except EXFAT and the card is not suitable for a DJI machine ...

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Supports phantom 4 pro sd card format ntfs ?
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ROKI Posted at 2018-1-6 03:28
Supports phantom 4 pro sd card format ntfs ?

No sorry: Supported File Systems        FAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
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which format is ok not to cute video

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ROKI Posted at 2018-1-6 04:15
which format is ok not to cute video

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Use EXFat if your card is larger than 32g
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Commonly held misconception that FAT32 is limited ... it is only in the individual file sizes saved to it :

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FAT32 surmounted the limited volume size offered by the FAT16 file system. The 32-bit File Allocation Table was released in August 1995, with the launch of Windows 95 operating system. FAT32 allows you to store files of size up to 4GB and the maximum disk size can go up to 16TB.
The FAT32 file system is perfect for storage devices like flash drives but you’ll have to make sure you don’t have an individual file larger than 4GB. It has been widely implemented beyond the realm of computers, like gaming consoles, HDTVs, DVD & Blu-Ray players, and practically any device with a USB port. All versions of Windows and Linux distributions support the FAT32 file system, even Apple’s MacOS provides complete support it.
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EXFAT ....

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The exFAT (Extended FAT) is another Microsoft proprietary file system which finds its use in ball games where the FAT32 feels out of breath. Most of the modern digital cameras use exFAT. High capacity SDXC memory cards are now pre-formatted with the exFAT file system, as it is lighter in contrast to NTFS and supports file of sizes, more than 4GB. So, if you have an exFAT SD card, you shall face no issues while copying full-length HD movies on it which is not the case with FAT32.
High capacity SDXC memory cards are now pre-formatted with the exFAT, as it is lightweight in contrast to NTFS and supports file size more of than 4 GB. So, if you have an exFAT SD card you will have no issues while copying full-length HD movies on it which is not the case with FAT32.
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So the only advantage of EXFAT is that you can write larger than 4GB files to the card ...

It has to be noted that many cameras and other devices split recordings into 'time / Gb' chunks anyway ... some camera's give the option to choose the size of those chunks ... its actually a tool to help you edit later ... but often the interface of each chunk has a slight blip in continuity ..

Just commenting ... because of the post saying over 32GB use EXFAT ....
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solentlife Posted at 2018-1-6 04:18
Commonly held misconception that FAT32 is limited ... it is only in the individual file sizes saved to it :

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No problem, personally 8 don’t have a problem with fat32, if I needed one file I would just join them without reencoding in Windows.  Besides I don’t shoot that much video, I prefer photography.
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Just posting to show that 32Gb is not any limit on FAT32 ... in fact FAT32 and EXFAT have similar total max ... its the file size that is the difference. There are a few websites that claim EXFAT is better for larger cards - but that's BS ....

EXFAT doesn't even give better transfer or coding - its same as FAT32  - it only means that you don't have to join 4GB clips ... but you do avoid those blips in the joints ...

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which means a yellow warning ?
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Did you try to Format SD card by using Diskpart?
    Press Win+R and type “CMD” to launch the Command Prompt window
    Enter “Diskpart” in the window and then enter “List Disk”.
    Enter “Select Disk 1”, if your SD card is disk 1. Otherwise, change 1 to another number.
    Type “Clean” in CMD window and then press Enter on your keyboard.
    Enter “Create partition primary”.
    After that, type “format fs=fat32” to let the system starts formatting SD card.


Formatting SD card by using CMD is also a useful way:
Type the DOS command to format SD card, simply press Win+R and type “CMD” in the window, then a DOS window pops up and you just need to type "Format F:/q"  to perform a quick format.

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Kyraech Posted at 6-15 18:47
Did you try to Format SD card by using Diskpart?
    Press Win+R and type “CMD” to launch the Command Prompt window
    Enter “Diskpart” in the window and then enter “List Disk”.

If there is  “Windows was unable to complete format SD Card”, you should know some signs of SD card corruption to take notice.
If you have vital files you need urgently that you don’t want to lose, and after checking disk management, you can still find your SD card in the list, then there’s no need to format SD card, on the contrary, you can try using Bitwar Data Recovery to recover data for you.
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Kyraech Posted at 6-15 19:40
If there is  “Windows was unable to complete format SD Card”, you should know some signs of SD card corruption to take notice.
If you have vital files you need urgently that you don’t want to lose, and after checking disk management, you can still find your SD card in the list, then there’s no need to format SD card, on the contrary, you can try using Bitwar Data Recovery to recover data for you.

It is a hell of a lot easier to simply format the card in the aircraft, it knows exaxtly which format to choose and avoids all those keyboard gymnastics.
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In order to format memory card, you can run CHKDSK command. To do so, right-click the Start > Command prompt > type: cmd> and simply click exe to bring up the Command prompt. After that, you need to sign in as administrator, then type: chkdsk E: /f/r and hit “Enter” key. Next, you’ve to exit Command prompt window and enter the window of Disk Management Tool and find the memory card there. Lastly, make right-click on it and select “Format value”.
So, once try this solution to format the memory card. All the very best to you...

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