From:   Nicholas Whitaker <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:49:58 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #photographers avoid police card theft

On that note, and not to hijack the thread, but I've had great success with two programs for data recovery from SD and CF cards. Mac Drill, and Data Rescue 2, and 3.

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM, DMS <> wrote:
I just want to point out that it is illegal for police to erase anything on your video/camera. You can also take that card and run a recovery program right after. As long as you do not write on the card, the data is not gone, just the tags the camera looks at to detect the photos/data. The data should still be there. Writing over it by taking new photos is what loses the data.


On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM, J B <> wrote:
Hey All,

Just wanted to suggest a possible way to avoid the police deleting all of your photos in the event of arrest.  Check out  This is an SD card that creates a WIFI network to send photos to computers or better yet SMARTPHONES.  Takes a little patience getting the pipeline set up, but once configured, your camera will send photos to a smartphone which can send them to an online repository.  There is a mode that will delete originals from the card after they are backed up online.

I've only used it sparingly as I'm not doing to much photo work for this event, but it may be worth looking into,


Nicholas Whitaker
Makes Pictures
Moving and Still.