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Recovery from memory cards of photo/video cameras

Photo and video cameras often store big-sized files, such as high-quality video records and high-resolution photos. Having deleted the media files or formatted a memory card, one may need to retrieve the deleted photos or video records

Photos and videos taken by a digital camera are stored on a memory card in a form of files (*.jpg, *.tif, *.raw etc.). Most common cards are Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick, MultiMedia Card, PC Card, Secure Digital, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card and many others. Despite a great variety of memory cards, their common feature is that the files stored on them are not deleted by a camera immediately. After deletion the space taken by a file is not emptied but marked as available for further records. Therefore, photo and video files remain intact on the memory card before being overwritten with other files. For this reason, it's strongly recommended to stop taking pictures or recording video with the camera or simply change the memory card and put the precious one aside for recovery.

As most of memory cards share the same FAT file system, SysDev Laboratories offer Raise Data Recovery for FAT to recover lost photo or video files from the camera. The software is created to retrieve lost files from FAT file system after accidental file deletion and due to other logical system failures. You may also use other UFS Explorer software to recover lost data on various types of data storage devices and a wide range of file systems including FAT.

Note: Some photo and video camera retailers apply their own developments in data storage field and use their own data storage formats. If the software cannot detect files, the memory card might have another file system format. That is why it's strongly recommended to take your camera to a specialized service center.

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