Retrieve Videos from Canon Camera on Mac

“I have connected my Canon camera to Mac machine to edit few photos. After completion of my work, I have right clicked on the Canon camera drive to disconnect it. But instead of clicking on “Eject” option, I have accidentally hit on “Format”. Soon after utilizing this option, entire data present in my Canon camera got erased. I don’t bother about photos as I have backup of them in my Mac machine. But the problem is I don’t have another copy of videos that were present in Canon camera. Does anyone know any idea on how to get deleted videos back?”

This is one of the most common situations faced by many photographers. If you are the one, who has gone through similar problem then don’t lose faith!!! After reading this article, you will get appropriate solution.

Situations responsible for deletion of videos from Canon camera

  • Abruptly removing Canon camera from Mac computer can make you lose videos from it
  • Shooting video when Canon camera’s battery is running out of power would results in losing it
  • Unknowingly formatting Canon camera when Mac machine prompts to format will erase complete data from it
  • When Canon camera is infected with viruses, then it will delete important videos along with other files saved in it

If you do not want to lose videos even after facing above situation, then you have to safeguard it by maintaining proper backup. In case you make delay in creating backup or if you cannot find required video in backup then it is recommended to use suitable video recovery software like Yodot Mac Photo Recovery.

Significant features of video recovery software

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software plays a vital role when it comes to restore videos from Canon digital camera. It will help you to retrieve video formats such as AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, 3G2, RM, M4V, AVP, AEPX, ALE, BDM, AVS, DZP BIK, BSF, CPI, etc. from Canon camera and other multimedia players. One of the surprising facts about this software is it can restore entire data such as photos, videos, music documents etc. even though its name is photo recovery software. Along with Canon, you will be able to retrieve videos and other data from Kodak, Nikon, Sony, Sanyo, Leica digital camera. Moreover, to make sure your selection it will allow you to preview recovered media files.

Guidelines to restore videos from Canon camera

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software and install it to on Mac OS X
  • Connect Canon camera to Mac system via USB cable
  • Run the application tool and follow the onscreen steps
  • “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” are the two options present in the main screen
  • Make use of “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to go ahead
  • After selecting this option, you will be taken to next screen where list of drive present in computer will be displayed
  • Choose requisite Volume which represents Canon digital camera and then click Next button
  • The list of all files that were deleted or lost from Canon digital camera will be listed
  • Select the videos files which have to be restored and preview them
  • At last save recovered videos in a location that you prefer

Important points

  • Do not unplug your Canon camera from the USB cable improperly as this could corrupt your memory card and cause data loss from it
  • Make sure that Canon camera’s battery is not low before recording videos

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