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Topic # 14830 23-Jul-2007 01:15
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During the reconding of a show, the power went off and my HDD recorder stopped abruptly without writing the index file. On a computer you can still recover the data (movie) by sequntially scanning the disk with some pecialized software. How about HDD DVD recorders? is there any anyone there who has a clue? This show was very important...thanxSil

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Master Geek


  Reply # 79272 23-Jul-2007 11:34
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It's just TV how important can it be???? I guess you could take the disk out and scan it with with some software assuming it uses some kind of known file system.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 79331 23-Jul-2007 20:42
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I wish it was just TV. I am a professional live video producer. I recorded a rock festival including big stars last sat, on 6 cameras. I normally record on my HDCAM VCR, and make a backup in parallel on the HX1010. During the gig there was a thunderstorm, with power fluctuations which blew up the VCR. Luckily I had my backup on the HX1010. Just as I was stopping/starting rec on it, another power cut, and my last two bands went down the drain. If I can't rescue it, I have lost 20K USD. That's how important it is.

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Sil

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  Reply # 79335 23-Jul-2007 20:52
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I'm no expert in data recovery but if it's worth that much, I'd suggest you get a professional data recovery service. The data is probably still there, it may just cost some $$$ to get it that's all.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 79358 23-Jul-2007 23:46
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Embarassed Ooops Sorry. Best recovery software I've ever used was easy recovery professional by ontrack software; the same people who make seagate disk utilities. I know the name sounds cheesy but I've had great success with it recovering  things like delete partition tables and very bad disks. Again sorry for being presumptuous and down playing your situation. I wish you all the best!

Check it out:
http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/


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  Reply # 79360 24-Jul-2007 00:20
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I would say if the footage is worth that much, then you shouldn't be dicking around with the hard drive trying to rescue it yourself.
Call on a professional data recovery company.





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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 79361 24-Jul-2007 01:22
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yup, professionals is the first thing I tried, but Sony told me they don't know of anyone in Europe who can recover DVD HDDs. Show I send it across a couple of oceans? where? 

tnx Sil

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  Reply # 79403 24-Jul-2007 10:24
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If you do send the drive to a data recovery company, you may like to use Ghost or another disk cloning program to do a blind sector by sector clone of the drive to another one (Ghost probably wont recognise the file structure in standard mode) and then send the cloned copy to the data recovery company. That way, you've always got your original to fall back on. Computer Forensics in Auckland maybe able to help, but I'm guessing there will be people closer to you that can also.




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  Reply # 79415 24-Jul-2007 11:19
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Perhaps if you know what format the the video is stored in eg MPEG2, full frames uncompressed, etc you could dump the the disk to a file then try to read it with VirtualDUB?

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