Preparing Recording Media

Article ID: ART135304 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 10/22/2015


Preparing Recording Media


The camcorder records clips to   CompactFlash (CF) cards and photos* to memory cards. The camcorder is equipped with two CF card slots. Initialize recording media when you use them with this camcorder for the first time.

* The camcorder can record custom picture files and a camera settings file onto the SD card as well. The SD card serves also to store user memo files created with the supplied software Canon XF Utility that you can then read and embed in the clips’ metadata.

Compatible CF cards

You can use UDMA-compatible* Type I CF cards with a capacity of at least 512 MB with the camcorder. For more details on cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site.

* The Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) specification allows data to be transferred between the CF card and device at high transfer speeds (measured in MB/s). Depending on the CF card, you may not be able to record even when using a UDMAcomptaible CF card.


  • Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all CF cards.


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