Jump to content
Charles P

Corrupt Video Files (Leica M-P Typ 240)

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

Hello All,

I shot MOV videos with my M-P 240 and some of the files got corrupted. I absolutely *MUST* restore these files.

I tried the commonly found free techniques (QuickTime, VLC). 

(Unsurprisingly), Most of the paid software restoration tools out there already claimed that they don't take Leica in charge as each brand and model have their own MOV file structure. I have spent time with their support team in live chats confirming this.

Based on my files sizes (ranging 640 MB to 4 GB), I still have hope. Data definitely exists, but it's only a matter of finding the right restoration technique of compatible software.

Anyone ran into a similar ordeal? I am devastated...

Thank you so kindly in advance for your help!

Charles

Edited by Charles P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought Mov is a standard. It would not make sense for there to be different file structures for different cameras as them how could there be playback.  You’d need different players. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In what way did they get corrupted? Did you try renaming a copy to .avi and opening it with a media player?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Charles 

MOV is a container ... nothing to do with the underlying file or information ... so yes ... each camera may have a different structure ... and if that is corrupted you do have not a lot of options.

Are you on Mac or the Dark Side? .... if the DS look for a small program utility called IsoBuster ... it can find almost anything ...

If all else fails you are welcome to send me the stuff you have and I will try to resuscitate it.

Regards,

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@jaapv Thanks for your input. I just tried that. (renaming to AVI) then tried to open it with VLC and QuickTime. 

 

This is a screen capture of what happens when I play it with VLC... Nothing happens but software half-behaves like it is playing. But it isn't... 

Screen Capture

Back of my camera (thumbnails) the black thumbnails are the corrupt files.

Not sure how the corruption happened. Half the files that I shot on the camera yesterday are fine, but the last few files are not playing back. Not even on the Leica M240... Maybe a rogue SD card?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It could indeed be the SD card. Assuming you are running MAC you could repair permissions of the SD card jin Disk Utility, or use more powerful recovery software like Disk Warrior. These programs will rewrite the headers, which might do the trick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Alberti
      I recently bought an Orion-18 28mm F5.6 lens and coded it as Summaron. The lens has the same structure. [I like it for its compactness and low 'profile'.] I use it on my M240 but bought it for Monochrom.
      However, I notice some small tinge of purple on the top of this image in the sky.  Should I use an IR/UV filter on this lens like on the M8? The Orion accepts 40.5 mm filters. 
      This reminds me of the M8. I remember JaapV once said the M240 has some IR issues. And would [sometimes] need a light IR filter. I tried the M8 filters by Leica on the M240 but did not like the result. Probably way too strong.
      The following filters in 40.5 mm are available: 
      370-670nm  400-700nm  Which of the above is do you think appropriate?

      Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    • By 1234
      For unknown reason(s) an oddity is happening with indicated exposure times seen in viewfinder. After making an exposure, for the next two exposures there is no variation in indicated exposure time when panning about with camera. After the third exposure, the indication again varies properly as you pan about different scenes. Then repeats. As if there were an unwanted exposure lock mode in effect for 2nd and 3rd shot of a 3 shot sequence..
      Cannot find any obvious settings error likely to be the cause. The bracketing is set to 0.
      Tried to reload latest firmware but it "completes" in about two seconds so never happened. Does Leica determine the actual present checksum of the loaded firmware and decide that a reload is not necessary??
      What am I missing here? Thanks.
       
    • By UltraDan
      So I just picked up an M240 and wanted to ask current users - how do people shoot these to get the best results ? Do you under or overexpose the files? I'm using uncompressed DNG is it noticeable over the compressed files? 
      Thanks for any info. 

      Dan
       
    • By Tuvok75
      Verkaufe nach langer Überlegung nun doch meine schöne Leica Monochrom Typ 246, schwarz, 1. Hand, gebraucht, technisch einwandfrei, sehr leichte, minimale Gebrauchspuren, inkl. Originalverpackung. Erworben direkt bei Leica Camera in Wetzlar.  
      Verkauf OHNE Objektiv, mit Originalgurt.
      Weitere Fotos sende ich gerne per E-Mail zu.
      Preis 3650,-€ zzgl. Versand ung ggf. Paypalgebühren
      Verkauf nur innerhalb von Deutschland.
      Abholung und ausführliche Test sind gerne möglich und erwünscht, Ort: Nähe Gießen/ Hessen / Deutschland

      Fragen beantworte ich gerne per PN.

      Wie üblich beim Privatverkauf übernehme/gewähre ich keine Garantie, Gewährleistung, Umtausch, Rücknahme u. Ä






    • By UltraDan
      Question to those that have used or have both of the above cameras - is there much IQ difference between the two? I'm guessing that the M10 just has slightly better ISO performance? 
       
      looking at both of these and struggling to find a reason to pay the extra for the M10 other than it's the latest and greatest. 
       
      thanks
       
×
×
  • Create New...