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Irreplaceable event lost in a corrupt .mpg

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#1 Dilate10


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:18 PM


I'm posting in this forum as my last attempt to repair a seemingly corrupt mpg file. I work for a production company that recently shot an MMA event. I was tasked to edit/polish/deliver this event to the client, and it is behaving like nothing I've ever seen before.


PROBLEM: The file is 91 GB and in every player/editor I have, it registers as an 11 minute file. This is a 2 hr 15 min event. VLC, however, acknowledges that the file is the correct length, but at around the 8 minute mark, the timecode jumps around randomly while it's playing, from 9 min to 18 hrs to 15 min and all over. Then the video freezes around the 11 minute mark. When I try to export from VLC, I get an 11 min file.


ATTEMPTS: I've used the following to try to transcode/alter/export/and otherwise repair this file:  VLC, AE CS6, FCP, FFmpegX, MPEG Streamclip, HandBrake, Premier Pro, Episode Pro, remux, Compressor, Amersoft, VideoRepair, the original Tricaster, and a couple smaller pieces of freeware I found. Nothing works! I'm looking at the huge file size and thinking that there must be more than 11 min of data in there, if only I could get to it.


It was recorded on a Tricaster, but I dont know if someone tried converting the source file into this, or if this is what came off the machine directly. I work mainly on my Mac (Mountain Lion), but I have access to PC's and am willing to try anything to recover this event.


This file loss could lead to a lawsuit, so I'm VERY motivated to finding a solution. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! TY

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