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Old October 15th, 2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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Sigh...operator error I'm afraid. Has anyone had any luck recovering .mts files from an SD card? We shoot with HMC150s and I'm afraid we formatted a card before transferring footage. Luckily it's not the most important of things, but I would still like to get it back. We have not recorded anything else on the card since the mishap.

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old October 15th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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Recuva - I've used it, so have many others. Saved some valuable files after I did much the same once.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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Yep! Recuva is a brilliant programme. One word of caution though, when a card has been formatted rather than deleted, file recovery can be a problem.

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Old October 15th, 2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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I have used FileSalvage by Subrosasoft on Mac platform. It seems to recover almost anything. I believe they have a demo version to try out and see what can be recovered.
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Old October 16th, 2015, 02:00 AM   #5
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CardRecovery and recuva both good and saved my sorry a.....e
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Old October 16th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #6
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Ok, thank you all for your input! We'll see what turns up!!
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Old October 16th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #7
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i replied to this in the Panasonic section, but her it is again

usually it's a 'quick' format, which for most cameras involve deleting the FAT i.e. File Allocation Table and possibly leaving the clips still on the card.
but if it's a full format this involves deleting and overwriting all data on the card and there is no chance of recovery.

So depending on whether your camera does a quick or full format will determine the chances of a successful recovery.

I've had good experiences with a program called R-Studio, from a company called r-tools, in particular you'll need R-Undelete to have a go at your formatted card

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Old October 16th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #8
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Ok thanks Rob I will give that a go too!
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