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    Corrupt SD Card?

    Hi all,

    I've just come back from holiday and took some snaps and videos using the Sanyo HD camera posted here about a week ago.

    A couple of the videos stop playing half-way through, although the 'counter' continues, on my PC and indeed on the unit itself.
    I've tried copying data off the SD card and the length of the videos are correct (the file sizes are also very large, as I'd expect) - in some cases over 10minutes, but it might stop after 2minutes.

    Is there anything I can do try and recover the data?

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    Did you give enough time for the videos to be written to the card before turning the camera off?

    My first and last Sanyo HD cam done this a lot... It went back right away...

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    Mallinersha;8321571

    Did you give enough time for the videos to be written to the card before … Did you give enough time for the videos to be written to the card before turning the camera off?


    That could well be the answer - does a camera need several seconds to complete the write?
    Perhaps it only got 20% of the way through before I turned it off..

    if they're avi files then try avi fixed or maybe divfixpp.sourceforge.net/ either of those should scan the file and correct the index, you might be left with a slighy glitch in the video if there is data loss, but it should recover the minutes of video which are fine but won't play right now.

    Windows Media Player classic version will play files that some other players see as corrupt.
    Good Luck!

    geneticmeddler;8321634

    That could well be the answer - does a camera need several seconds to … That could well be the answer - does a camera need several seconds to complete the write?Perhaps it only got 20% of the way through before I turned it off..



    Yeah - My Sanyo one done this, you had to wait until the little LED stopped flashing before you turn it off... Sometimes it took up to 3 minutes to stop flashing!!

    Sent it back, got a Sony HDR-TG7VE and didn't look back, instant write speeds, so you can just turn it off once you've pressed the shutter button.

    Try filming something now on the same card and leave it to process before turning off and see if it is the same when trying to play it back.
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