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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Forgot to format my Lexar Professional 16 GB card

Hello, Everyone

I forgot to format my SDHC card on my Panasonic GH1. I recorded video onto the card. The card says it has 5 GB worth of something in there and about 9.8 GB for free space. I just can't see it. I'm looking under the Private/AVCHD/BDMV/Stream directories. There is only 1 clip.

When I finished my project today, the camera says I had 107 clips.

I put the card into the camera and the camera says it can't read the clips now. The camera says this for each clip: "This MOtion Image cannot be played".

Am I screwed? Is there anyway I can recover these files?

The card reader is good because it can read my other Lexar Professional Cards 16GB.

Help!!
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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Re: Forgot to format my Lexar Professional 16 GB card

The clips will be there -try and open them up under something like video or HDV. Mine did the same first time and I found the clips under some strange file name - and yes I also had the same message in ny camera. They will be there though. When you finish, format the card and it'll be fine.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hi, Chris

I use Sony Vegas Pro 10. For clarification, should I use the NLE to see if the files are there? I already tried the Lexar image restore 4 program and that didn't work. My NLE doesn't seem to see the files although the card says the files are there. I just can't see them.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #4
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I'm not familiar with Vegas at all. I use CS5.
The clips will be there - try mediastream or clipwrap or something like that to transcode for vegas maybe.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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I'm not familiar with Vegas at all. I use CS5.
The clips will be there - try mediastream or clipwrap or something like that to transcode for vegas maybe.
I finally figured it out. I used PhotoRec (a free program) to recover the hidden files. This is a lesson learned. I sure won't forget to format my SDHC card inside the camera again.

Thanks for your help...
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