Your camera’s SD card is a critical factor
in its performance. Understanding how to choose the right SD card
and how to manage those cards can make managing your cameras and the data on them much easier. First, a quick note. SPYPOINT does not recommend using a MicroSD
card in an SD adapter in a camera that requires a full-size SD card. Using an adapter can slow the performance
of the card and result in loss of data. Use MicroSD or standard SD cards in the cameras
that require them. SPYPOINT trail cameras require a class 10
SD card, between 2GB and 32GB in size. So, what does that mean? A class 10 card means the card has a sustained
writing speed of 10MB per second. Speed is critical in the function of a camera
because that speed affects the quality of information being transferred. Once the censor captures the image, it needs
to write the data to the card as quickly and efficiently as possible. Faster cards allow for faster and higher quality
transfer of data. SD cards over 32GB use a different file encoding
system that isn’t compatible SPYPOINT cameras. That’s why important that the card you use, not only be a class 10, but at least 2GB and 32GB or less, to ensure proper file writing on
your SPYPOINT camera. Once you know you are using a compatible card,
the next important step is to format the card. Formatting the card, even a new card, ensures
that you are starting with a blank slate the camera can format as needed. To format your SD card on a Windows device,
insert it into the card slot on your computer or use a USB style card reader. Locate the card location on your computer. Right click on the card location and click
format. You should use the Fat32 formatting system
on cards from 2GB to 32GB. Other file writing formats are used for SD
cards of other sizes, but those cards and file writing systems are not compatible with
SPYPOINT cameras. Using a different file writing format or card
outside the 2GB to 32GB range may result in images not being stored properly. Verify that it is using the FAT32 file format
and click start. Once you are notified that the format is done,
you may remove the SD card from your computer and insert it into your SPYPOINT camera. For a MAC, insert the SD card into the slot
or reader Search for disk utility and click on it. You will then click on the file name for your
SD card. Click on erase and change the format to FAT. Then click erase again. Your SD card is now formatted and can be removed. For more helpful and informative videos like
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  1. Suggestion: Include an appropriate SD card (Spypoint brand?) with the camera when purchased, like the SIM card. This would cut down on service complaints. Also, tell people to not remove the card.

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