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Greg Ondera
Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 8, 2010 at 11:58:39 pm

I am posting this for a cameraman friend and his own post may come up soon. He had downloaded a BPAV folder with a lot of clips onto his Mac laptop. One clip was over 2 gigs long. In order to give it to a Windows oriented producer, he formatted an external HD to FAT 34, an Iomega drive, transferred the BPAV folder to the drive, knowing that it wouldn't transfer that one large clip. However, when he returned to his laptop, the same big clip was missing from the folder for that clip in the CLPR folder! What happened?

Is there a way of going into the erased memory of the laptop and retrieving this clip or at least most of this clip? We can't find it anywhere! How about the SxS card? He reformatted it, and used it for a few minutes of other footage since. Can he retrieve most of the footage from the reformatted card?

To say the least, he is in a panic. So any help is greatly appreciated.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Craig Seeman
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 12:10:21 am

He should pull up the backup he made.

[Greg Ondera] "He had downloaded a BPAV folder with a lot of clips onto his Mac laptop."

Missing information. Did he do this with ClipBrowser and CRC ON?

[Greg Ondera] "One clip was over 2 gigs long. In order to give it to a Windows oriented producer, he formatted an external HD to FAT 34, an Iomega drive, transferred the BPAV folder to the drive, knowing that it wouldn't transfer that one large clip."

The SxS and SDHC cards are formatted FAT 32. If the clip fits on the card it'll transfer. I honestly don't think he's telling you the full story.

[Greg Ondera] "However, when he returned to his laptop, the same big clip was missing from the folder for that clip in the CLPR folder! What happened?"

What was he doing looking in the CLPR folder? He can check using ClipBrowser.



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Craig Seeman
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 12:51:06 am





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Greg Ondera
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 1:43:22 am

He did the transfer using Clip Browser like we always do, and it was there and he looked at it after.

I may be missing some component of the story, and he will likely come onto this thread soon. He hasn't posted anything in a long while so I think the Cow system checks him out as a spambot or something before he posts (not sure), but the odd situation is that it was on his computer, then it wasn't. In my own work I will fill up whole cards with one clip and span them from card to card.

We looked in the CLPR folder after he couldn't find it using Browser. We tried Finder and all. Tomorrow he will take the computer and the SxS card to a local Mac guy to see if it can be recovered.

Is there a way it could be on some space in the computer or the SxS card, or at least part of it?

I see the still you posted of Browser Prefs above. Is this something to do beforehand or is it possible to locate the clip through this?

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Greg Ondera
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 1:49:39 am

I think he also upgraded to OS 10.6 in the interim. I may have the timing of that wrong. Hopefully he will come on soon.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Don Greening
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 2:52:33 am

If your friend has a copy of DiskWarrior ask him to try that. Anything that will help rebuild or reconnect the directory with a missing file would help. This is essentially what DiskWarrior does but that's an oversimplification.

In the future you can recommend that FAT32 not be used for a hard drive that's being delivered to a client. Format the FAT32 drive in NTFS instead, then get Paragon Software's "NTFS for Mac" which will enable the Mac user to read and write to an NTFS disk. Since I've never had any luck with FAT32 formatting with a Mac being reliable I've gone the NTFS route for some time now and have never had an issue with my Windows clients.

- Don

Don Greening
Reeltime Videoworks
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Greg Ondera
Re: Missing Clip in CLPR Folder
on Sep 9, 2010 at 5:30:52 am

Thanks. That is good advice. I have a very copy of DiskWarrior, but need to update it. I will see what my friend does.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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