So one of my macs died today. I had media on the drives that I was working on. But I still had the media on my P2 cards. So I went to another one of our macs, installed the p2 driver software and thought that I could log and transfer with no problems.
Unfortunately, when I mounted my 4 p2 cards, it only recognized 3 of the 4 and it erased my media on the cards. WTF? Has this happened to anyone else? Did i not do the proper protocol?
Not sure what happened to your data, but it would be odd that the Drivers erased it. But before you do any thing else contact the Panasonic Service Center in NJ and they should be able to help you recover what was on your card. Do not do any thing else with it. Lock the card. Of course this assumes you are a US person, if not contact panasonic in your country of origin.
And for the future it is always good practice to lock your cards before putting them into any computer.
Jan Crittenden Livingston
Product Manager, AVCCAM, AG-3DA1, AG-AF100
Panasonic Broadcast & TV Systems
I did call Panasonic in NJ but got their voicemail. I will try again. I'm not sure what the heck the driver did to the cards. When I put the cards back in the camera to playback, it just says error on all the cards. So I'm not even sure if the driver reformatted or not.
As far as the hard drive, I have the computer at the local Mac "genius" bar for diagnostics. So I will find out hopefully this week what's up with the computer. I do back up all my videos. It just so happens that I did not back this show up cause I still had it on the P2 cards :( but fortunately, the hosts of the show can re-shoot the show this week :)