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    Can you recover formatted footage?
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    If an SD card (Sandisk Extreme Pro) from a shoot was accidentally formatted but not used after it was formatted, can the pre-formatted footage be recovered still? If so, how?

    I'm not sure if the card we used has been formatted yet, but the camera (Sony A9) was returned to the rental company today. I'm leaving them messages now. Because there are two slots we accidentally had the footage recording to their card and not ours. We didn't go to back up the footage until after the camera was returned. Ugh. I feel dumb now. Hopeful we'll get everything back but curious about the formatting question nevertheless.
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    google data recovery SD card or suchlike.


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    of course you can if you juste format support without write new files.


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    This is very old, because luckily it's been years since I needed anything like this.

    But in case it helps...

    photorec
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/remot...recover-2.html


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    Thank you so much for all the replies! I have read a lot about the Sony A7 series (and I'm guessing now the A9 series) being tough if not impossible to recover from if the card is formatted. But good news...the renter still had the card and I got the footage. Guess I gotta start getting used to having 2 slots.


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