Whether you have captured video via a drone, DSLR or mirrorless camera, there is no worse feeling than coming to review and edit what you recorded and found the video is corrupted. Regardless of if you are a hobbyist or a professional videographer, you do not want to be scrambling for video repair software at the last minute. We know that there are many video repair tools and software available but, in this article, we will be looking at 4 of the best video repair tools to fix corrupted video files that we have used.
Why do video files get corrupted?
Video files are the electronic media files for storing moving visuals. There are quite a few formats and certain devices prefer specific formats.. Just like any other file, video files are also vulnerable to corruption and damages, irrespective of their formats.
Video files typically get corrupted or damaged when there is an error during saving. Additionally, once the video if on a computer, there are a number of factors that can corrupt a video file.
If you are mid saving a video file and the power on your computer fails, there is a good chance that the video file may be corrupted. Viruses and malware can affect files as well.
Essentially, video files can get corrupted while shooting, recording, transferring, editing, converting, processing or saving.
1. Kernel Video Repair
The Kernel Video Repair tool is one of the most popular tools for dealing with corrupted video files and other video file issues. It is an outstanding application for repairing corrupted videos from almost all formats.
It can repair single or multiple videos from different formats and sizes at once and provide the option to save it at a user-defined location.
Kernel Video Repair can recover any video file created by DJI, Parrot, Autel, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, or any other drone/camera brand in the market.
- Supports recovery of all types of video formats
- Can repair video files created with any brand of Camera
- Simple GUI; easy to operate with drag & drop option
- Retains the quality of the video during repairing
- The trial version of the software saves only 30 seconds of the video
- Available only for Windows
2. Recoveryfix Video Repair
Another option available to repair broken and inaccessible video files is the Recoveryfix Video Repair tool. It repairs videos of all camera models, including all the most popular formats, including; MP4, MOV, MTS, M4V, AVI, AVCHD, WEBM, ASF, WMV, FLV, 3G2, 3GP, F4V and more.
Recoveryfix also allows for bulk repairing of corrupted and inaccessible video files. If you have more than one corrupt video file of various formats, then you can repair all of them at once which is super handy!
It is easy to use and quick for repairing video files.
- It can fix all video issues
- Can work with multiple file types simultaneously
- Fast repair process
- Demo version saving option limitation
3. Wondershare Video Repair
Wondershare Video Repair tool has ‘Quick’ and ‘Advanced’ repair option to repair videos. It can recover Full HD and 4K resolution videos. Wondershare Video Repair also repairs all video file formats and supports videos created with Camera, GoPro, DJI Drones, etc. It is available for both Windows and Macs.
Wondershare Video Repair also gives a free preview of all repaired Video files before saving them on desired locations.
- Works on Windows & Mac both
- Supports recovery of Full HD and 4K resolution video types
- The requirement of sample file for Advanced repair option
- Demo version of the software only shows a preview
4. Stellar Repair for Video
Stellar Repair for Video is also an effective solution for repairing corrupt video files. It can repair HD and 4K, 8K, and VR videos and fixes blurry, inaccessible, flickering, or corrupted videos.
This is actually not the first time we have mentioned Stellar Repair on Drone Photography Bible. We covered it as part of our article “How to Repair Corrupt DJI Video Files?“
It repairs approximately 17 types of Video formats and fixes videos created by Cameras, CCTVs, Camcorders, drones, iPhones, and Android phones. It supports video repair on both Windows and Mac platforms.
- Repairs 4K, 8K, HD, and VR videos
- Supports Windows and Mac OS
- The trial version of this tool shows a preview of 20% of the corrupt video file only
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