I've only just recovered a full 32gb P2 card on an old laptop and now have to rename the file types back to what they were to recover them. It'll basically be a trail & error process of elimination, should I be renaming them to .MXF ?
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06-28-2011 09:30 AM
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- Jun 2011
08-25-2011 12:53 PM
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- Oct 2009
Newcastle - what software did you use to recover the data?
I'm currently taking my own crash course in P2 data recovery. Transferred footage to my workstations HD from a 64g P2 in my HPX170 the other night after a long shoot and must have been half asleep because for some reason I only copied the video .mxf's (bonehead move, I know the protocol of copying the Contents and Lastclip - but in my workflow with Adobe Premiere, I am used to just popping into the Video folder and selecting the .mxfs there when importing - so after a long shoot, my brain must have thought I was importing into Premiere rather than copying to HD...catch my drift?)
So today, I formatted the P2 card and shot some more footage - then realized when I was offloading what I had done. Which leaves me where I am now - I have all the Video .mxf's but no audio copied to HD. I did not fill the card completely today...about halfway, 30 out of 58.9 usable. What are the odds I might recover any of the audio .mxfs? The footage is an interview and b-roll, so if I could just salvage any of the audio from the interview clips I could match it with the footage I have.
No chance of a re-shoot, this was a customer testimonial for which we traveled out of state and if we can't salvage any audio we will have to call it a loss.
Am I, as my gut is telling me, completely SOL or might there be a glimmer of hope with some recovery software or even sending the card in to Panasonic?
Just thought I'd share my agony - any suggestions are a bonus. Be careful with your P2 data! I love these things - they make it so easy to shuffle large amounts of video data quickly - but also make it easy to shuffle that data into oblivion if you aren't thinking about what you're doing at all times.
09-15-2011 05:23 AM
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- Aug 2011
I want to say you only one thing that if you recover all your data then there should not be any need to rename or change extension etc to your files and data because data recovery mean that you will get back all your data to the very last stage while you lost it, so that you did not recover your data in correct format.
I will suggest you to use Recovery Fix for windows memory card recovery software for the recovery of your data to the original state. It will preview your lost data from your p2 card in scanning and then gave you the choice to save all data at once or some selective files to your location.