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  • Canon DSLR recorded a random DAT file amongst the MOV’s

     Angel Andres Rosado updated 2 years, 1 month ago 16 Members · 25 Posts
  • Steve Crow

    November 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    It sounds like you managed to solve this problem but has someone pointed out to you that you can only record aprox. 12 minutes at a time on a Canon unless you use Magic Lantern software, then I’m not sure how long you can record. So that’s why I don’t normally recommend Canon DSLRs to record long speeches. What you have to do is to stop recording and then a second or so later start recording a new clip – if you time it right it can be OK, like during a laugh break or other interruption.

    I hope this helps you in the future


    Steve Crow

  • Claudinia Roman

    January 30, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    This happened to me on my Canon XA35. The power was not shut off or battaries changed when filming. It done it to the last MP4 file that was recorded. I had it recording in 30 min increments. I didn’t notice until i pulled it in post that the last file was a .DAT file but it showed it was almost a 4G file so i knew it had to be the last half of my recording. Fortunately i still had it on the sd card. I put it back in the camera it was recorded and corrupted on. I opened the card review section and it showed a ? mark on the corrupted file i double touched it and it showed a recovery option i selected recover and it took a few minutes but it did fix the errors and turned it into the MP4 file it was originally recorded at. I feel very lucky. Before i thought about putting it back in the camera i tried a couple of the free converter software suggested and they did not work. Hope this helps someone.

  • Stephen McFadden

    December 6, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Yes, Morton you’re a lifesaver. I just used Fantastic service. My audio was off a bit when I get the file back but that’s easy fix. Well worth what I paid.

  • sky simone

    February 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    the site works, I tried the sample and am pleased.

    I only need one video repaired but have to pay for 5 which is annoying but $35 is way cheaper than the high dollars the other people are quoting

  • Angel Andres Rosado

    February 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Right on!

    At least you found a solution. This is probably the longest running thread on CreativeCow at this point.

    Thanks for the feedback.


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