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Old July 19th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Deleted footage. Help!

Due to an 'admin error' lots of footage / FCP sessions have been deleted from my mac (not secure erase). I've found several unerase products and used them in demo mode to successfully find erased files. So far so good. Except none of these products restores names or sessions etc, simply sorting all files into types and folders without original names and no info as to how they relate so the chances of restoring FCP sessions (or any other for that matter) seems nil.

Does anyone have any experience of this or any suggestions of how to restore deleted sessions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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What the heck is a "session" with respect to fcp?
Also, did you sack the admin yet?

Assuming you're talking about projects (and I'm not entirely certain that is what you mean) then you could do worse than check the autosave vault for backups of the projects and recapture the source media as needed
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Old July 19th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Andy, yeah I mean project. Trouble is even if I could recover the project file(s), as all the names of the video clips are lost on recovery and simply put in file format folders (with every other video file ever deleted!) I can't think of any way to reconstruct it without going through them all and essentially building the timeline from scratch. It would be just as simple to start again from the original tapes.

In the old days when using unerase software it would restore folders and contents in their original state; apparently no more - perhaps it's a function of OSX.

As for sacking the admin he's already in enough of a state over the error, poor chap.
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