REDundead might be the best piece of software I've come across- ever. Dear Red Team: who ever wrote this, please write me back. I owe you a steak dinner if not more.
I won't say I was shooting something important as everyone's footage is important, but... well.... I was. And suddenly, while copying data and moving on to the 4th setup of the day, both of my SSD's seemed to go bad!!! Neither the EPIC nor the computer would mount any of the footage we had just shot - footage containing some of the most emotional acting I've ever captured.
Was it the camera causing a problem? Was it the computers? What to do??? Downloaded REDundead.... hey, this is Unix.... I know this.
But, I couldn't get it to work properly on set - I was flustered. So, we call it a day. I drive an hour back to the studio where I plan on banging my head against the desk for most of the night.
I install REDundead on one of the studio Macs and set out to remember what I've forgotten about Unix. I type in the paths, let it run and files begin to appear.
Finally, two hours later, takes I thought I'd never see again begin to appear on the drives. REDundead.... you are my hero!!!!
(For those technically minded, one SSD (64) seemed to have a red file structure, just no data. The second one still reads as S-SSD. If you can shine some light on this one, please do. I still don't know what happened. I shut down and unmount like it's a religious act. Maybe the system burped. Now that the files are recovered, I've reformatted my SSD and the camera seems to be running and recording normally. Cue Rod Serling.)