I wonder if anyone has any ideas. We had a RED RAID drive get dropped and used a "forensic data recovery" company work on the drives and recover the data.
At first sight the data looks OK from the outside and that is what the data recovery people claimed (along with recovering 99.99% of the data)
When we got the data back to the edit room we discovered that although the data looks fine when playing it back in REDCine-X there are a few issues - we can probably live and work around them but I wondered if anyone had any ideas or thoughts on working with corrupt data files the issues that we have seen are:
a) a few blemishes (partial errors on frames) the appear like white or coloured blocks on a frame or series of frames
b) in few files part way through the files REDCine-X crashed - consistently at the same point in the file - so looks like something in the file is causing the crash
c) an inability to transcode to a quicktime file for editing on FCP (the files came out blank)
We tried using the REDUnDead tool but that if anything made things worse cutting out the frames that had partial errors on them rather than making the files read smoothly by rebuilding the obviously damaged structure. Now this may be beyond the scope of the REDUndead tool which I understand.
Soes anyone have any suggestions or ideas from a data perspective.
I suspect that our editor can cut together enough from the bits we have got back but any tips on any of the above would be appreciated and would make his life easier.
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