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Enabling File Metadata - ProRes from Ninja V


EphraimP

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I'm hoping someone with more in-depth knowledge of ProRes files can help me. I have an unexpected problem with some important interview files I shot a few weeks ago using a Ninja V monitor on my X-T3 and X-T4. During a car ride interview to our main location, one of my two Ninjas stopped working, the screen went totally black. After dealing with that, I used my other Ninja, which seemed to be working fine, on my X-T3 to record some walking interview footage and some locked off interview footage, as well as some b-roll. Everything seemed to be fine, and when I got home I backup up to several drives, one of which I sent to a produce for a doc project. I had also tried to upload footage to the doc director via Dropbox and Google Drive for quick delivery but had trouble doing that due to the file sizes and my crappy internet upload speed. 

Now I'm going to cut together a separate short piece from the footage, and certain files won't open. When I try to play them with Pot Player, I get a notice that "the file exists, but does not seem to have any video." When I try to import them to Premiere, I get the message that "File importer detected an inconsistency in the file structure" of the files in question. "Reading and writing this file's metadata has been disabled." When I check file properties, I see that the files that won't open do contain substantial data, so I assume my clips can be saved.

Here's the thing, this problem appears to be random. I can open one file normally and the next one in the recording sequence gives me that error. Then, the one after that opens ok. I don't remember having this problem when I first checked on them. I have no idea how to disable or enable metadata.

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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22 minutes ago, Geoff CB said:

If you have the original drive with footage on it put it back in the recorder and record a new clip. Then try and pull the files again.

Unfortunately,  last week I returned that drive to shoot on it again, before I realized the problem. I could load the files onto one of my Atomos drives and do as you suggest. 

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2 minutes ago, EphraimP said:

Unfortunately,  last week I returned that drive to shoot on it again, before I realized the problem. I could load the files onto one of my Atomos drives and do as you suggest. 

I would give it a shot, and see if the files play back on the Ninja.

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