Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Forever lost?

  1. #1
    Forever lost?

    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2010
    Posts
    2
    Forever lost?
    Media cards were dumped for future editing after a shoot. The status bars indicated all media was extracted out of the cards. Fast forward to 3 weeks later when the footage is finally up for editing and it shows as grey with zero mb (no content). What could have gone wrong? Half of the media was normal and got uploaded fine while the other half just didn't have anything at all. Is there a way to recover them? The media cards have already been used again after that shoot so they no longer have the raw files.

    Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Forever lost?
    McYukon's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 14, 2009
    Location
    Near Whitehorse, Yukon
    Posts
    2,052
    Specs:
    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    Hello,
    If the cards wouldn't have been used since I would say you would have a chance to recover the files. But since the cards have been used there is almost no chance of recovering the files.

    What happens when you dump the cards contents is this.
    The files get forgotten, they still exist on the card but the OS no longer sees them. Then when new data comes along it just get written over the forgotten data, destroying it forever.

    You can try some applications if you want, but the chance is very slim.
    The best there is, according to some. PhotoRec - CGSecurity
    Use the reputation system if a post helps you!
    Mac Forums IRC Channel - Help build it by hanging out with us
    The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

  3. #3
    Forever lost?

    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2010
    Posts
    2
    I was afraid that would be the case. So the raw files were there to begin with? Because I was thinking maybe they didn't get extracted from the media cards correctly... but what's weird is that they're labeled (ie. MVI._9823.MOV; MVI._9824.MOV). It's just that there's no content.

  4. #4
    Forever lost?
    McYukon's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 14, 2009
    Location
    Near Whitehorse, Yukon
    Posts
    2,052
    Specs:
    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    Hard to tell, the files may have been corrupted on the card from the start or sometime durning the import process.
    Unfortunately theres no way to find out for sure, if the card contents would be recoverable you could find out but now…
    Use the reputation system if a post helps you!
    Mac Forums IRC Channel - Help build it by hanging out with us
    The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Is my ipod gone forever?
    By maconvert in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2010, 10:05 PM
  2. pages take forever to load
    By 96732 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-09-2009, 06:13 AM
  3. Forever indexing
    By audioguy in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2009, 07:35 PM
  4. Do Not Forever
    By TigerTooth in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-06-2007, 03:16 AM
  5. takes forever to load
    By red milk in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-03-2005, 11:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •