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Treasured's Movie Repair Guide -- DeepMediaScan

DeepMediaScan is a powerful tool of Treasured to recover lost media from a card or a disk.
In situations where there is no corrupt file to repair, for example after formatting a card or accidentally deleting the clips, you cannot use Treasured directly, but with DeepMediaScan recover the lost media and then use Treasured and repair kits on it.

DeepMediaScan starts by reading the damaged disk, then detects video, and finally extracts the corresponding raw data: Your lost footage has materialized again, and now only needs to be repaired.

DeepMediaScan is specialized in audio and video recovery. Unlike data recovery tools or services that try to recover files by detecting container data, DeepMediaScan recovers media directly.
Indeed, what matters is the content, audio and video, not the container. Container can be re-built later through reindexing by a repair kit.

For video and audio, this approach is superior to generic data recovery. And since Treasured main strength is media detection, it is not surprising that DeepMediaScan recovers more footage from a damaged disk than generic tools.

Recommended reading: Where is my footage? (duration: 20 minutes)

Generating the Disk Map

The first step is to scan your disk or your card and map all existing media (video or audio).

1. Open damaged disk with Treasured

Scan Disk option of DeepMediaScan menu displays a list of disks currently connected to the computer.
Choose the disk you want to recover footage from.

2. Choose slice size

We recommend to use default size first.
If map definition is not good enough, you can retry later with a smaller size.

Optionally, you can...

The first time, we recommend to leave default settings unchanged and push Start.


3. Scanning

During disk scan, the same process will repeat several times:

And finally once all the slices are processed, the Disk Map will be displayed!

Working with Clips

4. Disk Map

If everything went well, the Disk Map is now displayed in your DeepMediaScan window.
It is made of 8 thumbnails for each slice of data analyzed. If you have scanned a 15 GB card in 13 slices, you should have 104 thumbnails.

Each thumbnail represent a certain amount of data of the disk. In the example above, each image represents around 68 seconds of XDCAM EX media.

Remember: Thumbnails of disk map correspond to a fixed amount data, not to a clip or to a file.

If Treasured has been able to preview the media, the thumbnails represents the contents of the data. Otherwise, it only indicates the media type.

5. Summary

6. Define and extract clips

Your disk probably contains several video clips. Looking at the Disk Map, you can identify them:
If you "read the map" you will see sequences of thumbnails pertaining to a clip, followed by more sequences.

The Disk Map allows to define the clips that you want to recover. This flexible approach is very useful when your have a huge hard disk but you only want to recover a part of it. Or when you don't have enough disk space to recover everything in one shot.


A clip can also be created by right-clicking on the selection in the map to display the contextual menu.
You can...

The typical lifecycle of a clip is:
Clip is first defined (at this stage it doesn't exist as a file), then extracted (it becomes a file in your repair folder), optionally renamed, then a repair request is sent using "Configure Repair" button, and finally the clips is repaired (it becomes a playable movie).

7. Configure Repair and send a Repair Request

Select one or several clips, and click on "Configure Repair"

Treasured runs a diagnostics on one of the extracted clips, and then proposes several options and shows the estimated repair quote.

Do "Continue" and fill the request form.

Aero Quartet will examine your request and contact you. In most cases, the repair is possible and you will receive a Repair Kit, a program that will transform your clip files into playable movies.

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