Ok, i recently went on a trip to San Diego and took tons of pictures and videos. Well i went to up0load them to my computer and all the videos wont open and a few of the pictures also. when i try to open the videos (in .Mov format) i get an error message saying its not a videos file so i downloaded tons of codecs and tried opening it with different programs and they still wont open. so i tried to view them on my camera and they work fine. when i try to open the photos they give me a similar error message saying its not a photo (.jpeg format). Im stumped! any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: photos wont open
There seems to be a corruption of file type between camera and computer
The fact that the computer wont play mov. but the camera will if back loaded seems odd.
JPEG files can and do go wonky if back loaded to camera after editing because essential info for the camera has been deleted.
A JPEG file as produced by a camera is properly called an EXIF file because has has EXtendedINformation.
Lose it and the camera wont know it. Like wise older PC's such Win 98 and older software don't know about EXIF so they chop it off
So something like that is happening here.
Check out Tech Support at Kodak see what they can tell you.
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ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO A COMPUTER If your photos and videos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos and to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.
I checked all connection and cables and found two issues not related to camera. The USB cable was faulty, replaced and I could connect to computer through F port but the J and I port of the computer continues to not respond and I will need to see what is wrong there. Mitch
I found the solution to the problem. Connect the camera with the cord supplied. Do not open Finepix. Open Photoshop if you have it and go to file>import>via f31 or f30 and choose the pictures you want to import. Done !!!!!
Didn't someone already take photos of San Diego? I swear I've seen it.
It depends on who has to fix it and how fast! Lindsey Lohan is fast, but charges a $1200 bench fee. You can check out HP Authorized Camera Repair for warrantee service but it's about as much as the camera price, from a $50 bench fee (pretty standard if it wasn't the Bay Area) to a part at an Official Price....
If you wanted to not fix it (and it works otherwise,) maybe you can get Gorilla Glue in there to passivate it so the black area doesn't spread quickly; put your subjects in the top/bottom/left/right third instead of dead on, so you can verify they weren't blinking etc. when you took the shot.
You might just be able to replace it with a workalike scrap unit or part off eBay or such; of course many people around you have disassembled a few digicams in their day and you can check out the MAKE community for hints on safe disassembly, if you can't just hang around in a camera repair shop 20min....
I have the perfect utility. Although I cannot guarantee that it will get your pics and vids back for you, it did for me. Best of all, it's FREEWARE! Go to the link below, and download the version you need:
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Your camera has a defective CCD imager. Please return the camera prepaid to Canon in New Jersey, they are replacing the CCD at no charge to the customer. This is a known issue and is resolved by many of the manufacturers using the Sony CCD element in their cameras at no charge.
Good Luck my friend.