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    HVX200 is not recognizing F-Series 64GB Cards
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    Please help! I still love my HVX200 cameras. After years of dealing with Firestores and tapes, I can finally afford the larger P2 cards. So I did my research and I read on the Panasonic site that the new F-Series cards are compatible with all P2 Panasonic cameras and devices. I bought two F-Series 64GB P2 cards. I was so excited to try them out. When I inserted them into my HVX200, it would not recognize the cards. I searched the Internet high and low for a firmware update for my HVX200 cameras with no success. I know that I can not be the only one with this issue.


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    Okay. I am furious at Panasonic. I contacted their technical support. First, they said that my camera may not support F-Series Cards. I told them that their website clearly states that the F-Series P2-Cards were compatible with all "existing P2 devices." Then they sent me the link to their latest HVX200 firmware update from 2009 which enabled compatibility with E-Series cards. And I told them that my camera already had this update. Then they said that I may have to send my cameras to them for internal firmware updates that can only be done by them. I told them that this was ridiculous and that their F-Series webpage should state this to inform customers before purchasing. Then they said that it was not the series but the size of the cards. They said that the issue was that HVX200 camera can only support up to 8GB P2-Cards. I replied that this is ridiculously incorrect. Everyone on this forum knows this is info is incorrect. HVX200 owners have been using 64GB P2-Cards for years. Then I was told that because my cameras were the original HVX200P and not the later HVX200A models, that this was the issue. But I have searched the Internet and have found nothing to support this theory. Then they said that my cameras could use the 32GB F-Series cards but not the 64GB cards. I replied that I thought he said that I could not use anything over 8GB. Every response he gave contradicted the one before it. I began to wonder if Panasonic's technical support knows anything about F-Series P2-Cards, P2-Cards, or the HVX200 camera in general. So I am back to square one. They asked me if I would like the upper level technical support to contact me and I said YES — PLEASE! I am awaiting for their upper level support to contact me. Whatever the hell that means.

    If anyone knows anything about using F-Series P2-Cards on HVX200 cameras, please advise. Thank you!
    Last edited by Brent Bederka; 09-12-2017 at 02:07 PM.


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    Sounds like there was some confusion, yes.

    All the P2 cards up to the F series are, I believe, the same physical size. There are newer cards (I think it's the ExpressP2 series) that are physically bigger, so the situation does exist of a bigger card not fitting in an older camera's slot, but I don't believe it affects the 64GB F series.

    Whether it's an HVX200 or HVX200A shouldn't make a difference, as far as I know both units use the exact same firmware. The last firmware that was issued was June 9, 2009. There is nothing newer than that. And that firmware was issued for both the HVX200 and HVX200A. Version 4.10-00-0.00. That software version should make your unit compatible with the original 64GB P2 card (part #AJ-P2C064) and the E-series cards (64gb part # AJ-P2E064X).
    Last edited by Barry_Green; 09-12-2017 at 04:08 PM.


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    UPDATE!
    I just tried the F-Series cards on another HVX200 camera and they worked! Then I went back and compared settings. I realize now that I had the wrong camera settings set because I had been using Firestore FS-100 recorders.

    The 64GB F-Series Cards seem to be working perfectly now with my HVX200P cameras. I will post an update to this post if I see any other issues.


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