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1/2 corrupt file? Plays, then stops - cannot import into editing sotware

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by CactusJackSlade, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. CactusJackSlade

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    OK, I've had my first experience with a partially bad file...

    It is 5:33 minutes long and will play until 1:40 then stops on all my media players... and more importantly none of my video editing software will import the file because it is "corrupt" even though the first 1:40 appears to be OK and will play on all my media players (up to 1:40).

    This was an important job so I really need to recover the rest of the file.

    >I did not shut the Phantom down before stopping the recording.
    >All other video files on the same flight are fine.
    >I already tried putting the SD card back in and starting up the Phantom hoping for it to "heal" the file - nothing
    >I have tried renaming the file, even changing it to a MOV file, same result

    I've read many, many issues about an entire file being corrupt, this is a bit different, like I said, it will play until 1:40 out of a 5:33 clip.

    I have also read many different opinions on repair software - I do not mind paying for it if I have to.

    Suggestions, recommendations?
     
  2. rockydog

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    It may be worth trying a free data recovery program to see if that can find where the file has gone corrupt. If you google 'data recovery programs' you will find plenty on offer..one examplehttps://www.piriform.com/recuva

    Unfortunately, cards don't last forever and it may be that yours has called time. If you don't have any luck with a free program, there are plenty of companies that specialise in data recovery, but they tend to be expensive!

    I hope you get it sorted :(
     
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  3. CactusJackSlade

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    Thanks RockyDog.... I tried that one and one other but no good... I think because it starts to play the recovery software sees nothing wrong with it.... and the editing software sees it as corrupt.... I think I'm SOL... :-(
     
  4. Oso

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    Perhaps try one of those simple file splitters rather than full blown editing software. Maybe if you're lucky you can split out the first 1:40 and then try a recovery tool on the corrupt remainder of the file. It's a stretch I know, but since you said it's important its worth a try at least.

    You can also use VLC to save the good 1:40 if that is one of the media players that works for you with this file, but that will only save the good 1:40 and not actually split the file.

    Good luck sir.
     
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  6. CactusJackSlade

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