rescue video from SD card

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by tg, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. tg

    tg Guest

    using the USB cable, sometimes the transfer of video from my Canon
    camcorder (SD card) to my PC won't work, I get an error message and
    the video will not download. I've tried a different cable but no joy.
    I've also tried a usb SD card reader but that won't work either, and
    yet the video plays fine in the camera playback. So I'd be grateful to
    hear from anyone with experience of this problem. Is there an SD card
    reader specifically designed to rescue data? I've seen several
    shareware programs about that claim they can rescue data but I'm
    dubious about shelling out money on something I've never heard of.
    I've tried the camera on three different PC's but the video will not
    download so it's either the camera or the SD card at fault. A HD
    hardware capture device is out of my budget for the moment so I need
    to rescue video from the card.
    Thanks for any advice.
    tg, Aug 22, 2007
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  2. tg

    tg Guest

    no this is a USB cacorder, there is no firewire port on it
    the file has not been deleted but I can't transfer the video from the
    SD card to my PC. I get an error message that it can't read the file,
    and yet the camera can play the file.
    windows explorer.
    tg, Aug 22, 2007
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  3. tg

    tg Guest

    solution found. I was trying to download using the Windows XP generic
    camera wizard, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't and I don'y
    know why. However I tried the Canon software and it worked and I am
    now able to download the video.
    tg, Aug 22, 2007
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