How to Recover Deleted Files from Video Camera?

“Have you ever erased files from any digital video camera and suffered data loss? Then go through this article to find out best solution.”

Digital video camera is the best way to capture auspicious moments in various aspects of life. Video camera also referred as camcorder in general, can record HD quality videos as well as fine quality pictures and stores it in flash memory card mounted on camera. There are wide varieties of camcorders manufactured by popular brands like Sony, Panasonic, GoPro, Canon, Polaroid, JVC, etc. employed by many professional and amateur users. Albeit of all amazing features of digital video camera, one should accept the fact that it still lacks data security over unexpected data loss incidents. One of the main reasons that cause data loss from video camera is unintentional or wrong deletion of files from its memory.

Files from video camera can get deleted in multiple situations as elaborated below:

  • Deletion of necessary files from video camera while trying to remove unimportant files
  • After connecting video camera along with its memory card to Windows system, user may accidentally format the card instead of performing some other task
  • While viewing files present in video camera, unthinkingly selecting Delete / Erase All option
  • Malware infection and use of unethical antivirus tool to scan infected storage drive on video camera may sometimes cause uninformed deletion of files from its memory

Since, files from video camera can hold important information deletion of such files will incur great loss. However, deletion doesn’t remove a file entirely from its storage memory. When files from video camera’s memory card are erased, such files are made invisible by removing its index values. Hence, deleted files still remain in same memory location on camcorder’s memory card until new files are added to this storage memory. Thus, if data overwriting is avoided, files erased from video camera can be recovered successfully.

Video camera files recovery software:

Many experts suggest using Yodot Photo Recovery tool to get back deleted files from digital video camera. This software can retrieve video file formats like MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, MP4, XVID, DIVX, M4V and many more recorded on camcorders. It can restore videos from GoPro, Sony, Samsung, Canon, Nikon, JVC and other popular video camera brands effortlessly. Along with videos, it can even rescue photos, music files and RAW images that are erased or lost from digital cameras, MP3 players, iPods, cellular phones, video game consoles and other electronic gadgets. This amazing program is capable of extracting deleted media files from various flash memory cards, USB pen drives, system hard drives, external hard drives, SSD and other storage devices. This utility is compatible to recover media files on desktop or notebook hard drives working on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions with the use of simple-user interface.

Simple steps for extracting deleted files from video camera:

  • Connect your video camera along with its memory device to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on this system and install it
  • Further, run the application from desktop icon or from Start menu
  • When main screen displays with two options, click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to bring back erased files
  • Next, choose the drive that represents storage memory of video camera from where files are deleted
  • Proceeding next, you can select the media file types that you wish to recover from video camera
  • If not required, click on ‘Skip’ button that selects all file types by default
  • Next, allow the software to scan chosen drive, whose progress will be shown in Status bar
  • When scanning ends, glance at restored files from video camera in ‘Data View’ or 'File Type View’ modes
  • Here, you are privileged to view selected files using Preview option
  • Lastly, select necessary restored files and save it to new destination location on host computer drive for future accessibility

Points to Remember:

  • Strictly avoid saving recovered files back on same memory device of video camera
  • Recurrently backup important files from camcorders to external or internal hard drive to overcome unexpected file loss scenarios

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