A few years ago, I backed up a directory of family movies in quicktime format to my NAS. Unfortunately, only the data files went, and NOT the resource forks. Months later when I went to import those files to iMovie I found them unusable and the resource forks were long gone. Just my luck!
I've done a bit of poking around with HexEdit, and after a bit of toying with Dumpster, I've only managed to recover a few partial frames. I've tried creating new files in a similar format, but unfortunately I don't recall the frame size/rate. After pasting in a 'recreated' resource fork via HexEdit, in Dumpster I can view frame details, but I don't seem to be able to consistently edit them.
My question is, has anyone else been successful at doing this? I can't imagine this is a very unique problem. Short of creating a file with every possible frame dimension, and doing trial and error, is there an easier way to update the Quicktime atoms/containers? Or to discover the frame dimensions via details in HexEdit?
I've been picking at this for a few years now, coming back to it every 6 months or so for a fresh try, new google searches.