had a hard time as well. here’s what happened:
opened new cam, installed firmware update. inserted brand new sd card - it’s not recognized.
after every possible iteration of powering up/down, with and without the sd card, putting the cam on the network, taking it off, buying yet ANOTHER new sd card, format in pc as exfat, fat32, tried a known good 8g card, nothing was working,
i decided to change tactics. NO WAY was every sd card i was buying bad. in fact, idk if i’ve EVER had a bad sd card out of the package. EVER.
opened another cam box. DIDN’T upgrade the firmware. inserted sd card and voila. recognized and formatted. removed the sd, updated the firmware, reinserted sd - still working.
opened a 3rd new cam. no firmware update until the sd was recognized. opened a 4th cam box and followed the same procedure. worked like a charm.
the 1st cam with the firmware update still won’t recognize the sd. i’ll need to download a previous firmware version, load it on the cam, and try again, see if that works. if it DOES well…doesn’t mean for sure an update caused the prob, but makes it more likely. until then, i have a cam in place that can’t record locally. bummer.
now it’s possible the 1st cam just has an issue. sd slot could be bad. firmware update could have broken something. have known good sd cards, so that’s not the problem.
but as far as having to buy an external drive to format an sd? really???
all my cards are 64g btw
also wondering what s/w version the cam is running…if you had a card working and it suddenly stops, what changed?