Repair Video Files Corrupted while Editing: A Video Editors Handbook

“I regularly edit videos on iMovie without any issues. But this time, I tried speeding one of the clips in the video. As soon as I did this, the clip got corrupted and didn’t appear in the preview screen on the right. I even undid the changes, closed the iMovie editor and re-opened it, but nothing seems to help.”

Scenarios such as this are fairly common for users who edit videos on a regular basis. And this is a bad sign if you are working on a deadline or when you are time crunched. Video editing in itself is a daunting task, imagine experiencing errors during this; it can make you feel all the more helpless and leave you annoyed.If you are directly working on the source video file which is now corrupted, the only option left is to repair the edited video file that has gone corrupted.

Major reasons for corruption of videos during editing (And how you can avoid them)

While speeding the video clip (like in the scenario above) may in some cases lead to corruption or damage, there are also other things that can go wrong in the editing process and lead to corruption.

  1. Power failure during a video edit
  2. Playing/editing/transferring videos multiple times
  3. Editing software crash
  4. Human errors during the video editing process

“Remo Repair MOV is an integrated video repair tool that can help you repair and recover your video file that has gone corrupted during editing. In just a matter of three clicks the software not only gives you a completely playable file but also makes sure that your precious source file is left untouched by creating repairs on a copy.”

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1. Power failure during a video edit

Power failure during editing or recording videos is a common reason for corruption in video files but it does not mean all power failures during these operations lead to corruption. It is all about the timing. What we mean by that is if the power failure occurs when the system is reading/writing from the storage media, then the chances of corruption is more.

Hence, as a responsible user, it is best to have a power backup, so we don’t have to deal with consequences. This will prevent corruption issues from power failure and surges and also protect your system.

2. Playing/editing/transferring videos excessively

Video files like any other file on the computer are stored in the form of billions of bits of 0’s and 1’s. So, each time you play/transfer/edit the video file, these 0’s and 1’s should be perfectly copied. Even if one bit is misplaced or copied improperly, you may see corruption issues in the file.

In order to avoid this problem, it is best to avoid best to avoid playing/transferring/editing videos multiple times excessively. Also, it is best practise to avoid video editing on the source media where files are stored.

3. Editing software crash

If the editing software crashes frequently, it can leave your file corrupted and in a difficult to recover situation. Hence, it is important that you use a reliable video editing software. And also make sure the hardware requirements necessary for the editing software are met before using the tool.

If you use plugins for additional graphics or special effects, confirm that they are secure and come from a reliable manufacturer. Some plugins may require a higher processing capacity than others, so check if these basic requirements are met before using plugins and your editing software should work fine. By conforming to these basic measures, you can prevent the software from crashing and causing corruption issues.

4. Errors during the video editing process

Working with audio and videos of different rates can cause issues such as mismatched audio and video etc. In order to solve this problem, you will first need to separate the file into smaller parts. Then decrease or increase the frame rate until it syncs with your audio file. Then your problem will be resolved.

In addition to this, you can also follow some good practices like having your video content all planned and chalked out before editing, so it doesn’t get messy when you actually edit the video.

Secondly, organize all your content like images, audio, video, sub-titles, effects etc. into folders and sub-folders so, you will find all the things you need during editing process, consequently increasing the quality of your output video.

Repair corrupt video (MOV or MP4) using video repair software

If you have a corrupt video file and nothing that you are trying seems to work. There are specialized video repair solutions like Remo Repair MOV that can do the job for you. It is designed to repair MOV and MP4 files on both Windows and Mac machines. Whether it is audio video mismatch issue, low quality audio, file format error, videos playing in slow motion or to fix audio in video, they can all be repaired using Remo Repair MOV software.

The software is carefully designed to avoid further harm to already corrupted video file (original video). By taking a healthy file for reference, the tool carefully analyzes every detail of reference file structure and then looks for any irregularities in the file to be repaired. This wholesome approach of Remo Repair MOV has made it the best in class video repair software.

It reads the contents and separates the audio and video file. Then it fixes issues and creates a brand new file by combining both audio and video, so there is no question of altering the original file.

In the next section, let us see the procedure to repair video files corrupted while editing.

Steps to repair video files (MOV or MP4) corrupted while editing

In order to repair MOV files corrupted while editing, your first step is to download Remo Repair MOV. Later install it on your computer. Choose the Windows version if you are on Windows machine and Mac version if you are using a Mac.

  • Launch the software and click on the ‘Healthy File’ button to select a healthy MOV or MP4 file
    input healthy file
  • Click on ‘Corrupted File’ to select the corrupt MOV or MP4 file to be repaired
    input corrupt video after editing
  • Then click the ‘Repair’ button for the software to begin the repair process
    edited video repair progress
  • Once the repair process completes, you can enjoy a preview of the repaired file and finally click ‘Save’ to save it on any preferred location
    save repaired MOV file
Repair Video Files Corrupted while Editing: A Video Editors Handbook was last modified: February 25th, 2019 by Tony Landry

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