The camera shows the "Improper Shutdown" error if the camera is not shut down correctly. This error does not harm the camera, but can cause the following issues:
- Prevents the camera from saving a log file
- Creates an issue with the media if the camera loses power while recording
The camera may show the "Improper Shutdown" error if you turn off the camera and then turn it on again too quickly. This happens because power continues to circulate through the camera for a few seconds after shutdown. RED recommends that after you turn off the camera, wait at least 5 seconds to either remove the power source or turn the camera back on.