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How To Backup Or Copy Your Memory Recall Presets On A Sony a7R II

After finding out that the presets, called Memory Recall, are not very safe in Sony’s latest flagship I found a simple way to back them up (or to copy them to another device, (of the same model)). Also, thanks Colby Brown for your suggestion in the Sony Alpha Camera Talk Facebook group.

HOW TO:
It is very simple and all there is to do is:
1. Configure and save the presets in-camera.
2. Insert your SD card to your computer
3. Locate “SD Card” > PRIVATE > SONY > SETTING > 7RM2P

Files of the Memory Recall settings in your SD card - Screenshot

Files of the Memory Recall settings in your SD card – Screenshot

4. In that folder there are files looking like this “CAMPRO01.DAT”
In my case CAMPRO01.DAT to CAMPRO04.DAT as I made 4 presets.
– One in aperture priority
– One in shutter priority with a lock on center af
– One in manual mode for filming in 1/50 at 25 fps in PP7
– One in manual mode for studio shots
5. Copy and paste the files or that folder on your computer for backup.
6. The moment you need the presets back on your camera you just do it the other way around: Copy the files from your computer back to the SD card to the above given location and they’re back, functioning as before.
7. Done, yay.

I suggest mailing them to yourself with a subject line that you will remember and, if you can, storing them on your smartphone.
I have used “mr m memory recall backup a7r ii copy preset” as the subject line. Just saying 😀

4 preset settings take about 10KB of space. (Seriously Sony…10KB 😉 ).

Location of the Memory Recall settings in your SD card - Screenshot

Location of the Memory Recall settings in your SD card – Screenshot

 

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