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I get lots of questions on this major problem, your camera is of the dangeours Hard-Drive type that people soon find are not the best media to capture movies on, as yes they easily are lost but you will have no chance of getting them back sadly because un-like a Hard Drive on a PC where you can load un-delete on and try (not often works) on those cameras you cannot put un-delete on it anyway, sorry buy the better tape camera models if you prefer to not endanger your films.

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