Monthly Archives: April 2009

Un-finalized DVD

I’m trying to recover video from a mini-dvd. It was recorded there via a sony camcorder, but the camcorder was dropped before the disc was finalized. Now nothing seems to be able to read it, not even in raw mode. I’ve tried using ISObuster and NERO to repair the disc. I’ve tried reading the data off in raw mode using dd and ddrescue. Nothing I’ve done can see any data there, even though I can see that there’s data on the disc with my eyes.

Anyone have any ideas? It’s to the point where I’m thinking the simplest way to pull the data off might be with a high resolution camera, then programatically converting the image back to raw data…