09-03-2017 03:54 AM
I recently went on a trip to Ladakh, India. I had a GoPro Hero 5 with me which was mounted on a car and Nikon DSLR. GoPro had a 32 GB Scan disk memory card and the DSLR had a 32 GB Samsung Evo memory card. On 25th August, the GoPro memory card was filled completely and there was no alternate. Hence, I swapped the DSLR memory card with the one in my GoPro. The DSLR memory card at that time had around 700 photos. On inserting in GoPro I found that it had around 90 minutes of recording time left indicating that rest was occupied by photos from DSLR. I went on to record around 60 minutes on the DSLR memory card through my GoPro.
However, 2 days later when I connected my GoPro to my Macbook I could only see GoPro's pictures and videos and none of my DSLR's pictures. I removed the memory card from GoPro and connected it via a card reader and still I could only see GoPro's pictures and videos indicating that all my 700 DSLR photos were deleted. Since past few days I have been trying to use various recovery software to recover my DSLR photos but with no luck.
Has anybody ever faced such a situation before? Any idea how do i get back my DSLR photos?
09-03-2017 04:13 AM
So you're saying a gopro camera automatically formatted a card when you placed in?
If you use another product like a sd card slot to see all files, gopro will not air or show in their camera other photos or videos .
gopro does not format cards if asked of ownership of many years here never did that happen to me
09-03-2017 05:58 AM
I'm not trying to challenge your post in defense of GoPro, but rather to point out that perhaps the files either did not reside in the card when inserted in the camera or perhaps they were transferred/deleted by a different means.
Depending on the resolution, fps, and whether or not Protune was on, a 32GB card with nothing on it will only give you about 1 - 1.5 hours of recording . For example, 2.7/60 can record about 1 hour 6.5 minutes on a blank 32GB card. This sounds like what you saw when you inserted the card.
Unfortunately, even if the camera did format or simply overwrite the photos, I think you're going to have a hard time restoring them. There might be some paid software out there, but none that I'm aware.
BTW, the Evo is not a very good card to use in your GoPro camera. I understand you were using it in a pinch, but you should really try to limit your cards to this list https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
09-03-2017 06:14 AM
if you record over an existing files the only file will be saved are the ones at the end not the beginning as they are going to be taken over by new files. Data recovery all can be found online while we all own gopro, you think they have one.
10-09-2017 01:50 AM
Normally, GoPro Hero 5 would not automatically formatted your Samsung Evo memory card. Maybe you need to try more professional picture recovery tools, such as SoftHow Photo Recovery, which had helped me retrieve a lot of pictures and video files from the SD card.
However, if your SD card was truly formatted by your GoPro camera. The 60 minutes of video you lately filmed would likely overwrote the missing 700 DSLR photos. Once overwritten, the lost DSLR pictures will completely gone and can not be restored.