Glad to hear things are working well for you.
I doubt I can convince SanDisk that 10+ cards in a row were defective, especially since it is both “Ultra” and “High endurance” (the former states specifically on its packaging that using it in anything like a webcam will void the warranty, BTW).
To answer your question - I do not use continuous mode. When I tried to use it - the SD recording routinely stopped after a relatively short time, even though the event continued, so setting all cameras to continuous mode does not resolve anything.
Yes, I know the “non-continuous” recording mode depends on many things. That being said - I do see the 12-second events, so the START of an event is captured correctly. But then accessing the actual recordings on the SD works for a very short time, then all cards fail one by one.
The scenarios I encounter (and all of these happen INSTEAD OF playback from the SD card that SHOULD be playing based on the “events” tab):
“no SD card installed” - although there is one
“card capacity shows 10M/0M available” - how is that even logical/possible?
“no recording at this time” - yes, there is one, according to the “events” section
“camera not connected” - it IS connected until I try to access the recording: this attempt reboots the camera
Also - trying to format these SD cards in a computer (after they failed in the cameras) does not always work: some cards are not recoginzed at all. I cannot even format them via the cmd command prompt window.
So, no - sorry, I am not convinced that this is the cards’ fault.
Anyway, as I said - this is super disappointing and I see it reported in other forums, so perhaps you are a lucky exception, of which I am understandably jealous.
I do, however, appreciate your feedback/input.