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How to Recover a Lost Video from a Digital Camcorder or Action Camera

The modern digital camcorder is a device that simultaneously combines the functions of video recording and digital photo production. But its main purpose is also the recording of videos, and the production of photos is no longer a companion opportunity.

The fit shop action cameras can be distinguished as an isolated type of digital cameras. Its main characteristic is the compactness, the possibility to use it in the complicated conditions (humidity, dust, water, dirt), resistance to the impact and the liquids, the mobility (there are several types of fasteners). Precisely what is mentioned is what makes the action chamber comfortable and attractive for use in extreme sports or outdoor activities.

Where to store data from a digital video camera

According to its characteristics digital camcorders are very diverse, but in this article we will be interested precisely in the way of saving the data by a digital camcorder. Therefore , the videos recorded by the digital camera or by the action camera can be stored in:

  • The internal memory of the device
  • The integrated or removable hard disk
  • (SD, SDHC, Micro SDHC, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SDXC, Compact Flash, Picture Card, Memory Stick, XC, MMC)
  • CD / DVD disc (today this method is no longer current).

The main formats in which recording by digital camcorders are recorded, include: AVI, MOV, MP4. They can also be: MKV, MPG, MPEG, WMV, FLV, etc.

Possible causes of video loss from a digital camcorder

The most common causes of lost or corrupted video files from a digital camcorder may be:

  • Corruption or failure of the storage medium
  • Involuntary or intentional formatting of the storage medium
  • Accidental or intentional deletion of the video file
  • Loss of files during the process of copying from the camera to the computer
  • Stop camera operation during video recording (accidental or consequently low battery level)
  • Physical corruption of the camera as a result of an impact or penetration of water (especially true for action cameras).

The storage media used by action cameras or digital camcorders may be corrupted as a result of:

  • Corruption of the file system
  • Virus infection
  • Corruption or camera failure
  • Stopping or improper use of the camera
  • Extraction of the information storage medium in the read / write process.

In case of a situation that coincides with one or more of the indicated symptoms, we recommend that you stop using the camera or add any new files (photos or videos) to your storage medium. In case of corruption or error on the memory card, do not rush to format it. Otherwise, the acts of the user may lead to the continuation of the loss or irreparable loss of digital camcorder or action files.

Restoring photo or video files from a digital video camera

In the case when the storage media of a digital camcorder received no physical damage and is in fact able to operate, then regardless of the cause of loss, your photos and videos can be restored with the aid of the programs intended To file restoration. To do this, connect the camera to the USB port of the computer using the device interface (USB, micro USB, mini USB, or other). If the video recording is done by the camera to your memory card, then you can also connect it to the computer through a card reader.

Then run  Partition Recovery and scan the memory of your camcorder, camera, or memory card with your help.

With the help of the Hetman Partition Recovery program you can retrieve video files or photos from camcorders or action cameras from many popular manufacturers, including:

  • For digital camcorders: JVC, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, SONY, GoPro, Nikon, etc.
  • For the action cameras: GoPro, YI, Ricoh, SONY, TomTom, Nikon, Olympus, Garmin, Veho, 360fly, Polaroid, Panasonic, etc.



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