Thursday, October 3, 2013

Salvaging a Corrupted Quicktime File

WalterBiscardi.com | Salvaging a Corrupted Quicktime File:
For some reason we’ve been snake bit during our last two attempts to use the AJA KiPro on location as a record device.   We’ve had corrupted Quicktime files on very long records.   On the previous project we were able to repair the file easily using Disk Repair but for yesterday’s shoot, the 40GB Apple ProRes LT file (42 minutes) simply would not come back.   Kept telling us that Quicktime, Premiere Pro, Prelude, and everything else I tried “could not recognize the format of the file.”   That generally happens when the file does not finish the recording correctly adding the necessary data for the applications to read the file.

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