By introducing in 2015 its 4K format called XF-AVC, Canon gave itself a second chance to catch Sony in the war for 4K dominance.
Ironically, the "new" XF-AVC is so similar to Sony XAVC that it takes some effort to distinguish them: Like Sony, Canon proposes a H.264/AVC based format wrapped in MXF files, and rebrands it as: Canon XF-AVC
Failure ModesThe causes of failure reported by Canon XF-AVC users needing to repair files are:
- Loss of power during recording
- Device was turned off during recording (clip not finalized)
- Accidental deletion of MXF files
- CFast or SD card has been formatted by accident
- MXF files recovered (through undelete or recovery utilities) are corrupted
- MXF footage doesn't preview in Canon utility
Treasured (since version 3.4) can detect Canon XF-AVC footage in recovered files (regardless of extension i.e. ".RSV" or ".MXF"), in cards and in hard disks.
Treasured supports all XF-AVC flavors available as of 2016:
- 4K DCI (4096x2160) Intra Frame
- QuadHD (QFHD) 3840x2160 Intra Frame
- 2K 2048x1080 Intra and Long GOP
- HD 1920x1080 Intra and Long GOP
Since 2015 we have successfully repaired XF-AVC footage by developing specific Repair Kits:
- Repaired Videos have same quality as originally recorded
- Repaired Videos come in same MXF containers as normal footage, and are compatible with production workflow
Canon XF-AVC repairs are only available through our 4K and Cinema plans.