FZ1000 lockup

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Shaun Gibbs
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FZ1000 lockup
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I was out yesterday taking pics of animals at a local koala sanctuary and had the FZ1000 on burst mode and jpg only. I was shooting until the frame rate started slowing as the buffer filled up. Then when I released the shutter the camera locked up completely and no amount of button pressing or switching on and off would work. I had to take the battery out which was a PITA because the tripod mount was attached.

It did this on two occasions, but all the photos appear to be there. Subsequent burst mode shoots much shorter in duration were ok. I am using a fast SDXC U3 card.

Can someone please test this scenario on their camera to see if it an issue or just my copy?

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In reply to Shaun Gibbs, 3 months ago

HI, some similar reports have been posted on this forum, apparently related to a specific make and model of memory card, I can't remember which.

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Ok thanks. There are so many threads already. I'll have a look.

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In reply to Shaun Gibbs, 3 months ago

Hi Shaun, I have given the burst mode on my camera a bit of a belting and not had it lock up like you are describing. I am using a Transcend card, if that's any help.

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In reply to Rodger1943, 3 months ago

I've had this happen on my fz1000 but I wasn't using burst mode, just taking photos normally and it just locked up until I took the battery out. It's only happened once so far a couple of days ago.

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Rodger1943 wrote:

Hi Shaun, I have given the burst mode on my camera a bit of a belting and not had it lock up like you are describing. I am using a Transcend card, if that's any help.

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Thanks Rodger. I'll some more tests at lunch time today. I hope it's just something simple like the memory card type.

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In reply to jacqui2, 3 months ago

jacqui2 wrote:

I've had this happen on my fz1000 but I wasn't using burst mode, just taking photos normally and it just locked up until I took the battery out. It's only happened once so far a couple of days ago.

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Cheers for that. I'm using Transcend SDXC 64GB Class 10 U3 R95 - W60 MB/s for the record.

I have other cards which I'll try if it turns out to be Transcend which I bought for 4K video.

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I've had a no name 32gb from Ebay and it records 4k, RAW + JPG etc..

To my surprise, one of my other cards, some Sandisk fancy pants card gets jammed when I shoot RAW with my D7000 so it's in my little camcorder when I go fishing, despite its so called rep. I'd go to a photography store or try a different card perhaps from a friend to see if it's the camera. So many variable in these cards despite their specs leads me to believe it's the card.

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A Girard wrote:

I've had a no name 32gb from Ebay and it records 4k, RAW + JPG etc..

To my surprise, one of my other cards, some Sandisk fancy pants card gets jammed when I shoot RAW with my D7000 so it's in my little camcorder when I go fishing, despite its so called rep. I'd go to a photography store or try a different card perhaps from a friend to see if it's the camera. So many variable in these cards despite their specs leads me to believe it's the card.

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Thank you. I have some Sony, Sandisk and other SDHC cards which I use in my pro gear so, I'll try those and do some tests.

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I just did two tests and no problems today.

First test was just burst mode which captured 44 photos before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and waited for it to finish writing to the card then pressed playback.

Second test was the same but 62 shots before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and pressed playback button straight away. It finished writing to the card before it displayed the photos.

Using the same card I used on Saturday. So all good. Will update if it ever happens again.

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In reply to Shaun Gibbs, 3 months ago

In my experience, the cause is partially overwritten 'deleted' pictures and videos, which become live again in the process. The formatting in the camera is a 'fast' one, which does not totally overwrite the old data with a sequence of 0s and 1s. The work-around is to format the card in the computer, un-ticking the fast option. When you put the card into the camera after a slow format, it will put its own file structure on the first time you switch it on after the external formatting.

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I just did two tests and no problems today.

First test was just burst mode which captured 44 photos before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and waited for it to finish writing to the card then pressed playback.

Second test was the same but 62 shots before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and pressed playback button straight away. It finished writing to the card before it displayed the photos.

Using the same card I used on Saturday. So all good. Will update if it ever happens again.

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In reply to Henry Falkner, 3 months ago

Henry,

I know that this is a slow process (PC format of SD card). Is it something you need to do each time you download images/movies? Or only when using a new card or card that's been used in another camera?

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aVolanche wrote:

Henry,

I know that this is a slow process (PC format of SD card). Is it something you need to do each time you download images/movies? Or only when using a new card or card that's been used in another camera?

Thanks, Fred

It pays to do it when you use a card from another camera for the first time. After that, I do it when I had several cycles of video taking and erasing.

In my experience it is not necessary to do it every time. I would have done it had I experienced the lockup you described in your OP.

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In reply to Henry Falkner, 3 months ago

Thank you. I'll bear that in mind. Do you format it in camera after formatting it on the pc? I've never formatted on the pc. in My Canon 6D I have the option to do quick or complete format. I always choose complete format, but the FZ1000 doesn't have that option.

Henry Falkner wrote:

In my experience, the cause is partially overwritten 'deleted' pictures and videos, which become live again in the process. The formatting in the camera is a 'fast' one, which does not totally overwrite the old data with a sequence of 0s and 1s. The work-around is to format the card in the computer, un-ticking the fast option. When you put the card into the camera after a slow format, it will put its own file structure on the first time you switch it on after the external formatting.

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I just did two tests and no problems today.

First test was just burst mode which captured 44 photos before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and waited for it to finish writing to the card then pressed playback.

Second test was the same but 62 shots before the buffer filled. I released the shutter and pressed playback button straight away. It finished writing to the card before it displayed the photos.

Using the same card I used on Saturday. So all good. Will update if it ever happens again.

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Shaun Gibbs wrote:

Thank you. I'll bear that in mind. Do you format it in camera after formatting it on the pc?

When my Olympus cameras see a PC formatted card at switch-on, they automatically format it again, and that is a short format.

I've never formatted on the pc. in My Canon 6D I have the option to do quick or complete format. I always choose complete format, but the FZ1000 doesn't have that option.

Since Windows sees the camera as a removable disk, you may be able to do the long format with the card still in the FZ-1000. I can do this on my Olympus jobs.

I have to wait for economic reasons to purchase yet another camera. But the FZ-1000 has just become available in New Zealand, although at a price that I have not paid for a camera since 2002.

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Henry,
Thanks for all the great formatting info. I always only formatted in camera. Good to know an occasional slow format with PC is a good idea.

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I am using a transcend 64gig XC-1 u3 sd card with R95 and W60.  I get the lockdown when viewing my 4k video.  I have not tried formatting yet.  Thanks for your heads up.

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Don Deignan wrote:

I am using a transcend 64gig XC-1 u3 sd card with R95 and W60. I get the lockdown when viewing my 4k video. I have not tried formatting yet. Thanks for your heads up.

Since everything in my setup is standardised on HD720p, I can merely SUGGEST how to localise the problem.

Can you view the 4k video in the camera? If you can, then it is not the card. If you can't view 4k video in the camera - has the manual any recommendation?

On my Toshiba Satellite L650-D, I can preview HD720p smoothly, and edit and render it without lockups. I can preview HD1080p with bad stuttering, but I can edit and render it (more slowly), and then view the result without stuttering.

Streaming HD1080p (NASA at full steam) constantly pauses to catch up. Safest bit rate is something like 450 kbs for minimum interruptions. Trying to watch streaming 4k video crashes Internet Explorer, and I have to use the Task Manager to get out of IE.

This is not a new experience. My Canon M100 DV camcorder bought in 1998 has a firewire output, but not until 2008 could I get an AFFORDABLE laptop that could make use of it.

I don't think that the Smart TV Sandra bought last month supports 4k video.

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Thank you Henry for the great info.

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Shaun Gibbs wrote:

Thank you. I'll bear that in mind. Do you format it in camera after formatting it on the pc?

When my Olympus cameras see a PC formatted card at switch-on, they automatically format it again, and that is a short format.

I've never formatted on the pc. in My Canon 6D I have the option to do quick or complete format. I always choose complete format, but the FZ1000 doesn't have that option.

Since Windows sees the camera as a removable disk, you may be able to do the long format with the card still in the FZ-1000. I can do this on my Olympus jobs.

I have to wait for economic reasons to purchase yet another camera. But the FZ-1000 has just become available in New Zealand, although at a price that I have not paid for a camera since 2002.

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What I did was format the card in the camera and trying to see if this makes a difference.  I hope the card is not right for this cam.

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