How to recover lost footage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by shadowschild, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. shadowschild macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Hey so I worked for 3 hours on a project in FCE and it was sick. Something happened I forgot what exactly and the canvas window went red and told me to close it and re-open, So I closed it and then my timeline dissapeard and I shut off the programe without saving and when I reloaded it they were still missing and it says not found. As you can tell I am VERY :mad:angry:mad: and stressed! Any tips for me to have hope?
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    You worked for 3 hours, and didnt save?

    You had FCE setup to NOT autosave for you?

    Sounds like you learned a serious lesson. :(
  3. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    When the clips come up missing, have you tried manually searching for them?
  4. shadowschild thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    thats the wierd thing, I DID save like a minute before the incident, I ALWAYS save and when I exited the programe I made sure I didn't save and when I re-open the file the timeline bar and canvas are gone and when I go to window to re-open them they are all grey and I am unable to select them
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Double click on your Sequence in the Browser. W/o a sequence open the timeline and Canvas window won't appear.


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