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joseph wilkins
Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:22:11 am

So I just got off a shoot where I was shooting to the sxs cars and suddenly my battery died and when I turned camera back on with new battery it told me I needed to format the media card!!!

It had 45 minutes of footage!!!! Stuff I can't recapture.

I won't be at my computer till tomorrow to open the drive and see if the footage is on the drive...

Has anyone else had this happen??



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Noah Kadner
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:36:21 am

Unless the battery was physically disconnected- you may be ok. But be careful- when you see the on-camera low battery warnings stop shooting immediately. Especially on a long take.

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joseph wilkins
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:43:38 am

No, it was not physically moved. It just ran out of juice... So have you seen this before with recoverable results?

If so I can at least sleep tonight.


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Don Greening
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:58:27 am

Did the message say reformat or restore?

- Don


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joseph wilkins
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 5:00:56 am

I think it was restore...


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Don Greening
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 5:15:43 am

Then get to bed. Your clips are most likely fine. Well, maybe not the one you were recording when the battery died but the others should be OK. If you want to be sure then start the camera right now and let it restore the card. All restoring does is rebuild the SxS Pro card directory so it can display all the clips properly. The restore command does not reformat the card. Check it out and then post back.

- Don


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joseph wilkins
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 5:32:56 am

Thanks don... I'll sleep sound :)

my camera is at the studio. I'll check it in the morning and post the results.

Cheers


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Don Greening
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 5:59:14 am

Good. Okay, I'll look for a post tomorrow. I'll be on Creative COW MOBI tomorrow morning.

- Don


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Steve Wargo
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 9, 2010 at 6:03:50 am

Joseph - DO NOT FORMAT anything. When the camera says you need to RESTORE, select yes and press the button.

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joseph wilkins
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 12, 2010 at 1:50:58 am

Worked like a charm!

Thanks guys!



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Don Greening
Re: Battery ran out... Did it erase my media?
on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:28:21 am

Great news. Glad everything worked out, Joseph.

- Don


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