11-24-2017 03:36 PM
I don't use the camera gallery very often because when I want to review my footage I use the app. I wanted to comment on this first, to provide an alternate solution and second to point out that it's most likely not a defective camera but rather just how this camera tends to behave.
11-24-2017 04:12 PM
Deleting files should be done at the end of your days shoot and in most cases, really doesn't need to be done on the card itself. If you have been doing a lot of file deletions through the gallery, this could also be contributing to the slow down. It's not that can't, but you should avoid it if you can.
11-25-2017 02:00 PM - edited 11-25-2017 02:03 PM
I agree with @danielr15...
from the early days I used hero5, I noticed that, if I delete files on microSD card directly:
- camera is slow when using playback
- sometimes, I cannot read the files, and this was really bad, files had errors.
think the file management.
in the first part of the volume (SD card, hard disk, solid state drive, etc.) is a FAT, exFAT zone....File Allocation Table.
here are pointers about where in the volume the file is.
if you use it simple, film, photo, do not delete, the files are continuous.
if you delete files, the new file is written in the "hole" you deleted the previous.
then continue in other place, so for a file, in the FAT will be more information, more pointers.
when read such of "defragmented" file, the operating system have a lot of job to do, so will be slower.
so, keeping simple, help camera to help you...
so, I never delete files.
I prefer, at the end of the "working" day, to copy to laptop, cloud, etc. what it is important.
after that I format the microSD card on my camera.