I am an event videographer and I have an audio file that is reading that is zero Kb (mp3 file) that I recorded at a wedding with a Zoom H4. Needless to say I am in a jam here. I think the issue is that it recorded but somehow was unable to finalize the audio. How can I recover that audio and finalize it (if possible)?
I appreciate your input. I have used creative cow to learn a lot, but this is my first thread and I really do appreciate this forum.
1) Was the zoom definitely rolling (ie just pressing record doesnt start the recording?)
2) When you stopped it did you hear it back before powering off?
3) Did the batteries or storage space run out before you got to it to turn it off?
Seems possible to me (presuming you ever actually made the recording) that the toc or table of contents has become corrupt. A data recovery specialist may be able to help,but its costly AND has no guarantees.
DO NOT under any circumstances make any recordings to that card if you're going to try to data recover it. That WILL remove the hope.
BUT if you get another card, does that make and replay a recording successfully.
Dont get your hopes up on this one. Sorry but its probably gone.
Hope you have a plan B. When Ive done weddings in the past, I ALWAYS have a mic on a wire nearby the ceremony. Wires dont let you down like radios/ recorders / un manned kit.