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Old Dec 17, 2009, 2:54 PM   #1
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Last night I took great pictures and video of my son at his Christmas recital...in between songs I was going through the shots I took and accidently deleted most of the videos....Why or how ?....well, as I was thumbing through the shots I was deleting the ones I didn't like, but little did I know, was that they were the begining of videos !!...normally there would be a picture of a little camera on the upper left hand corner that would indicate if it were a video or a still. In my case I must have not pressed the "display" button enough times to show me the indicator. So I lost lots of great video, I bought the camera mainly for these ocassions and I screwed up.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 4:50 PM   #2
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Anthony,

If you didn't overwrite the files you deleted, you might be able to recover them. See this post by JimC:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/me...eive-them.html

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Old Dec 18, 2009, 9:06 AM   #3
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Mike, thank you so much. I'll look into that
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 1:32 PM   #4
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I ran the program and I was able to recover my deleted photos and videos...but, the Panasonic picture viewer can see all the jpegs but not the m2ts video files....Even though they were all restored to the same folder. In other words it recognizes all the pictures but not the videos.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 2:27 PM   #5
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There are several different "recovery programs" out there, I would try another. It may indeed work on the videos very well.

Whenever I shoot a very important event, I will not delete any photos, least in the haste of doing so, I goof up. That has saved my hide several times.

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Old Dec 18, 2009, 6:41 PM   #6
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The little simple free program worked like a charm. I was able to view my lost videos with my Windows 7 pc that has the latest codecs with windows media. Now I have to find something to convert them. It seems like the Panasonic software doesn't like the plain .m2ts extension.......looking at some older videos I had taken it looks like they're associated with some other small files too

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congratulations on getting your "lost episodes" back anthony.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 9:54 PM   #8
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Hards, lol...thanks. I lost sleep over it, only becuase events like the one of last night was the main reason why I needed this camera
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That's great, Anthony! Glad to hear it.

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