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Old October 5th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Help again I formatted the wrong sdhc card

Help again, this is not my week, I lost a irreplaceable interview by accidentally reformatting the card in the camera, I didn't shoot on it again, is there anything I can do before 2pm pacific tomorrow to recover the files???????

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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Mac or PC? If Mac you want to invest in "Data Rescue 3". You can select the formatted card and run a "Deep Scan" it may take a while depending on the size of the SDHC card, but it will retrieve your interview. For PC options, a quick google search like "Memory card data recovery software for PC" should yield an immediate result. IMO it's well worth spending the money to buy and download a full version of anything you get. It's always nice to have a back up plan if something like that happens.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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You want to be careful not to do anything that writes to the card. That could further corrupt & complicate retrieving your footage. On the PC side I use a program called Zero Assumption Recovery. When I have needed it, it has worked well for me.

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There schtick is they scan the drive, figure out what's on it and where, and then read that data off and save it to somewhere else - you tell the program where, but it should not be the drive you are recovering data from. They have a demo/trial mode that may get you where you want to go, but I would strongly suggest if it works for you that you should pay them.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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Use Disk Doctors Photo Recovery and then Import the Files into XDCAM-Browser. I had the same problem, these Steps worked perfect for me.

P.S. Data Rescue 3 didn't work in my case.

P.P.S. http://www.diskdoctors.net/photo-recovery.html <- This Program is (as far as i know) the only one that recovers xdcam-format.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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Hi, I have used these guys twice over the years, and there program works , you can find it here -http://aeroquartet.com/movierepair/repair
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