Movie Repair Guide11th edition, November 2018
This guide is for...
- people looking for a solution to their damaged movie problems
- prospective customers of our Movie Repair Service, wanting to understand how it works and align expectations
- customers needing assistance with Treasured and their repair kit.
This guide contains the knowledge accumulated over hundreds of repairs. It exposes the concepts of movie repair, a vast and interesting subject with many techniques (and more yet to invent).
Video Professionals confronted with a corrupt movie file will find here information and tools to "save the day". Many articles contain also very technical information aimed at programmers and video hackers.
- First aid: What must be done when a corrupt movie is detected, to avoid make things worse?
- Evaluate the situation and take the first action
- Does it correspond to what you expect to recover?
- Methods to read a damaged disk
- Hide defects after a repair
- Rare cases where a DIY repair is possible.
- Zip test to quickly discard "empty" files
- Setting Expectations: Will a repair be possible, of good quality?
- Common Defects found in repaired movies
- Dealing with a Storage failure (hard disk or memory card)
- Dealing with a Recording failure (hardware or software)
- Investigative Repair
- Treasured, the free diagnostics tool: download - features
- DeepMediaScan to detect media inside damaged disks.
- RepairMovie, the customized repair tool
- Profiles table
- Useful tools
- QuickTime errors
- Codecs Installation
- Remote Assistance
- Human Inspection
- Container Structure Correction
- Audio scraping
- RTP packets
- DV Aggregating
- Frame reordering for HDV
- Audio Video sync strategies
Media types and Containers:
Cameras and Video Applications:
We mention here only those that are repair routinely. Files from hundreds of other cameras or applications not listed here have also been repaired.
- iPhone and iPad
- GoPro HERO (for old models see legacy GoPro page)
- Kodak Z series
- Photo Booth
- QuickTime 7, QuickTime Pro and QuickTime X
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the rest of Canon EOS line-up
- Panasonic Lumix GH4 and GH5
- DJI and other Drones
- Sony AX series
- Sony alpha series
- Sanyo XACTI
- Flip Video
- Telestream Wirecast
- Nikon D series
- Drift Innovations
- Samsung camcorders
- Android phones and tablets
- Livestream Procaster
- Final Cut Express / Final Cut Pro
- Video Recorders (AJA, Blackmagic, Atomos...)