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  • How to Restore Footage from SXS card : Clips Erased

     Ralph Chaney updated 3 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • Ralph Chaney

    February 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Yep… erased it. Now that I’ve recovered from the concussion I gave myself with a 2×4, I’m wondering if it can be restored.

    Any ideas, leads, software? I was able to recover files, but they aren’t very useful.

    WHAT I DID: I used Jihosoft Photo Recovery which found 20x .mp4 and 17x .mpg.
    .mp4: None of my conversion software recognizes the mp4’s.
    .mpg: Only VLC recognizes the .mpg. I was able to convert to H.264 at only 3Mbps. Has artifacts.

    – What software can convert mp4 and mpg into high bitrate formats? H.264 or ProRes good for me.
    – Or should I start with something else to retrieve data from the SxS?

    Thanks much for whatever advice you have,


  • leslie wand

    February 10, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    first, have you recorded anything else on the cards? if so….

    i’ve used ‘recuva’ with cards and managed to recover most ‘erased’ files, though not with sxs cards which i don’t use.

    try throwing the files at handbrake – you never know…

  • Mike Fitzsimmons

    February 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Did you try importing into FCPX?

    \’Burbs of Detroit

  • Ralph Chaney

    February 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you… I’ll give those two a try.

    -> Ralph

  • Ralph Chaney

    February 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Will send one file to a pal who uses FCPX. I’m a FCP7/Premiere guy right now.


    -> Ralph

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