Right, so I recently did a repair on this camera's iris (it was stuck due to being a 14 year-old item at the time), but since this was new in box, it came with the original firmware. I've been seeing various posts on other sites that suggest a firmware upgrade is necessary to use 2GB cards of the not Panasonic variety in order to record MPEG-2 video to the card (MP4 and photo still work fine on these class 4 and class 6 cards which I possess). Is that true? If so, would anyone happen to have the firmware file(s) archived? Or would it be easier for me to plunk down between $20-$35 for a specifically Panasonic branded 2GB card? I'd rather not plunk that much on a 2GB card (these others I got at closeout sales--SO MUCH SANDISK).
Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. I'm just trying to satisfy a mild curiosity so I'd rather not blow that much on media that will only be used on this camcorder.
In advance, thanks again.
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any SD card should work fine. it's just that there are a lot of fakes & cheap ones out there.
your just paying for the Panasonic name brand.
These cards have been speed and capacity tested and I have good reason to believe that they are as legitimate as they need to be. That said, the only function they do not perform is recording in MPEG-2 mode. The r/w speeds on these are above the included 512MB card from the camera. Not massively so, but enough that I'm confused at the lack of MPEG-2 functionality.
I should clarify. Many sources point to this general conclusion:
"One of the main quirks with the AV100 is that out of the box it will only allow MPEG2 recording on Panasonic-branded SD cards."
After doing that, they point to a firmware update that may or may not have been available on zyvid. I can't tell, the site is down and seems to have been down for a bit over two years.