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Bizarre I spent a whole day recording footage I need to edit for an internship application. After recording we checked out the footage on the way home, and it played fine on the camcorder. We turned it off, and as soon as I got home to load the stuff to my computer.... more than half of the files were missing!  Why can I only see half of the things I recorded when two seconds ago they were all there in plain view??? Someone help me recover these please... internship deadline is fast approaching!

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  • shantabulous Mar 08, 2009

    The second part of the footage is no longer visible on the camcorder. I did not finalize the disk. 


  • shantabulous Mar 08, 2009

    Also, it now says that finalize is not currently available and movie recording is disabled


  • shantabulous Mar 08, 2009

    Yes, we stopped and started while filming, but like I said we were able to view all the footage after filming took place and shut the camera off. No other recording was done after this. We viewed the tape and headed home to download it to the computer. The only footage that is still on the disk is the very beginning.. probably only 3 minutes worth. I did not finalize before downloading (this isn't my camera... so all of this is very new to me).




    There are separate folders when I load it on the computer... I'm not sure its footage though.

  • Mark Van Skiver May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it may have auto finalized.

    Camcorder may have thought you where editing out the footage you reviewed.

    Or you may have inadvertently recorded over your footage.

  • Mark Van Skiver May 11, 2010

    Did you start & stop recording when shooting?

    I am Afraid you may have lost your footage.

    Try this open dvd on computer look to see if there are separate folders footage may be stored under different time line.


  • Mark Van Skiver May 11, 2010

    Is footage still on disk when you play back on camcorder?

    Did you finalize disk before downloading?

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Try Browsing the folders I Hope your footage is in one of those folders.
To Make It easier Goto Folder options click detail for folder check dates for the shooting time & open those 1st also if the camcorders timer is not set right may look in folders day earlier. Also look for big files Dvd takes lot of space.

Belive you are not being given chance to record or finalize becuse camcorder automaticaly did so. Rarely but it happens when a disk will have errors on it & when it finalzies you can lose info/footage.
Why I still prefer tape.

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