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Recover footage after formatting

I removed my disc before finalizing, put it back in and then it asked me to format. Not knowing that format would wipe the dic clean, I pressed ok. Is there any way to recover the footage? Please help.

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My son accidently formatted the disc in the handycam is there anyway of getting the recorded video back please thanks

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