How to recover deleted or lost GoPro Hero 9 videos
The GoPro Hero 9 camera is the latest in their range of action cameras. It is an evolution of the range from Hero 3 to Hero 8. The biggest differences include 5K resolution mode as well as extra stablisation. When it comes to recovery after accidental deletion or formatting, the same problems exist as for earlier range of cameras. In particular the fact that most video resolutions store a pair of low and high resolution files at the same time on the SD card. Other modes interleave the .wav audio stream along with the 5K video stream. This means that simple data carving will not work - despite claims from some other software suppliers.
GPR has been designed an developed understanding the true nature of recovery for GoPro and other video cameras. It is therefore the perfect solution to recover the high quality videos that the Hero 9 cameras can generate. Unlike other solutions, there will be no mixing of videos, or the need to repair the end result.
For some videos, elements may have been overwritten and thuis destroyed. For these complex problems the forensic version of the software will find small elements of video and make them playable. This can sometimes help after a a camera has been involved in an accident resulting the original video not being fully recorded
Step by step guide to Hero 9 recovery
What can be recovered - ● MP4 Video files in all resolutions ● LRV - low resolution vidoe files ● JPG - any still photos ● WAV - high quality sound files ● THM - thumbnail files
● Insert the SD memory chip in the PC reader ● Open the software and select the memory chip In the above screen the Phys-3 Generic is the SD card The location to save the files is set - this must not be the memory chip, and will be blocked if attempted. The 'Stop on blank' option saves time if the memory chip is not too full. ● Press <<Recover all files>>
The process is now fully automatic, but can take some time. However, on the demo there is a default option to just review the first 16GB of the memory chip.
The program then runs through 5 different stages as below ● Stage 1 - scans complete memory chip for key elements and file starts ● Stage 2 - Extracts JPG and WAV files ● Stage 3 - creates a shell video file ● Stage 4 - recovers low resolution videos (LRV) ● Stage 5 - recovers high resolution video files (MP4)
In stages 4 and 5 when a video is recovered, three thumbnails form the video will be displayed. These will indicate what can be recovered. Valid files only start being created at stage 4, but wait until the end of stage 5 before all saved files will be valid and playable.