Recovering videos from corrupt card

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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kyjy Contributing Member • Posts: 962
Recovering videos from corrupt card

Hi folks,

One of my cards seems to have picked up a bit of filessystem corruption.  I know it's filesystem rather than file corruption, because the FAT bears little resemblance to the actual content, and I was able to recover most images with Sandisk Recovery Pro.   The ones that I couldn't recover are clearly files that were written into the space of deleted files (I delete the obvious failures as I go along) and didn't fit entirely, so they're not contiguous and/or continuous blobs. [1]

This seems to be the case with all the video clips on the card.  I was only able to recover one video, the rest are all there but won't play.  I assume because they're missing bits - most likely the beginning of each file.

Does anyone know of recovery software that has some level of intelligence to recognise bits of video?  Something that will recognise a file as a piece of a larger video file - even if I have to match them up manually afterwards?

Video is from a Canon EOS 7D, in .MOV format.


[1] Lesson learned, don't delete images in the camera and keep shooting if you think you might have to recover things!

Canon EOS 7D
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