Unlike other camcorders which use proprietary memory systems, the XF105 Professional Camcorder records to cost-effective Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions including:
When one CF card becomes full, the camcorder automatically switches video recording to the other CF card.
Media can be replaced without turning off the camcorder. And while recording, the other card can be removed without interruption.
File copy and backup
Files may be copied from one card to the next – ideal for backing up when on location.
Perfect for news crews and live event shooters, the camcorder continuously buffers approximately three seconds of video in memory. When the Record button is pressed, recording begins and the contents of buffer memory are added, so you never miss an important shot.
Double Slot Recording
For safety and convenience, the Double Slot Recording feature allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two CF cards, providing an instant backup for your footage.
Recording Time Chart
CF Card Capacity
File-based recording facilitates workflow by reducing transfer times when moving video to non-linear editing (NLE) systems. Additionally, metadata can be input at image acquisition and imagery may be reviewed immediately after recording to ensure every shot is captured and logged correctly.
The following compact flash cards have been tested by Canon and are compatible with this product.
600x CompactFlash Card
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* Fully operational in all modes.
** Fully operational in all modes with Firmware Version 188.8.131.52 upgrade. Click the Drivers & Software tab above to download the most up to date firmware.
*** Not operational when using slow motion modes.
I shoot with higher-end (Super 35 sensor) cameras. We needed something smaller, easier, more mobile for a specific project. We chose this camera mostly due to the 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec.
It performs flawlessly, produces wonderful images, and is a great companion to our bigger cameras. We used to shoot B-roll with DSLR, but find this to be a better solution for most of our needs due to: real audio inputs, better codec, zoom, scopes, focus-assist (peaking), zebras, etc.
You can't go wrong with this camera for 90% of uses.
February 11, 2012
Recently we purchased the Canon XF 105 to shot a commercial overseas. The camera's size was ideal for the trip. Overall the camera worked well. There was an instant where the memory card stopped in the middle of a live recording so we lost a valuable speech. To work out the error was easy, but we are worried about this happening again.
We do like the camera and are still learning it and using the camera. Stay tuned.
May 27, 2011
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