How to Retrieve RAW Videos from SD Card?

RAW video, also referred as RAW footage, is a video shot on camcorders or other device that has not edited or enhanced. In other words, it is an original unedited footage that is captured by any camera or camcorder.

Sometimes you may come across the situation like you have captured some videos by using a camcorder and later pressed “Delete All” button by mistake, which erases all video footages saved in camcorder’s SD card. Also, you don’t have chance to capture same videos once again, then how you will feel in that moment? It’s very irritating right? This kind of situations can be handled easily by using relevant memory card data recovery software. If you want to achieve immediate RAW video recovery then you can select Yodot Card Recovery software. Before knowing more about this tool just know some facts that may cause for RAW video file loss from SD card:

  • Accidentally formatting SD card will erase entire data which is stored in it including RAW videos
  • There is a chance for deletion of RAW video files while transferring them from SD card to some other storage device due to various abnormal conditions
  • If you use same SD card on different devices or different OS, it may lead to card corruption, after which you cannot access RAW video files stored in it

Application to recover RAW footage from SD card:

Yodot Photo Recovery is an efficient tool to retrieve RAW videos from SD card on both Windows and Mac systems. By using simple list of options provided by this tool, user can restore RAW movie files from SD card within short period of time. Apart from RAW video files, it can retrieve other files such as raw pictures, music files and documents from SD card. RAW footage can be restored based on file signature. It can support to get back RAW videos from different brands of SD card such as SanDisk, Lexar, Samsung, Sony, Kingston, etc. In addition to SD card, it can retrieve RAW video files from MMC, Mini SD, XD, Micro SD, CF and other cards as well as from mobile phones, MP3 players, multi-media players and so on. This utility is compatible with all Mac OS X machines such as Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Lion, Yosemite and for Windows it works on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system. Mac users can utilize Yodot Mac Photo Recovery application to recover videos and other RAW files on Mac OS X.

Procedure to get back RAW footages from SD card:

  • First connect SD card to a Windows system
  • After downloading Yodot Photo Recovery tool install it on Windows system and follow onscreen instructions to get back RAW video files from SD card
  • Then, run application you will get two options in first screen such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”, choose any option in order to start recovery process
  • Next, this program will display list of drives present in your system, choose the drive which represents SD card. Later, it will scan selected SD card
  • Next, this software will display files in two different views i.e, “Data view” and “File Type View”. Mark RAW video files which you want to get back and save them in a desired destination location

Note: If you are a Mac user, then Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool is available for you to get back RAW footage files from SD card.

Tips to follow!!

  • Be careful while applying “Scan” option on SD card ( because there is chance to wrongly select ‘Format’ option instead of Scan)
  • Always eject SD card properly by using appropriate “Eject” option
  • Never connect SD card to a computer which is infected by virus or malware threats

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