The Canon XF105 is one of two compact, professional-grade camcorders (XF100, XF105) released in early 2011.

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The Canon XF105 is one of two compact, professional-grade camcorders (XF100, XF105) released in early 2011. The XF105 builds from the original by adding along an industry-standard HD-SDI output and genlock in/SMPTE time code (in/out) terminals. Like its predecessor, the XF105 uses an MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec to capture 1080/60i/30p/24p or 720/60p/30p/24p content. And as is evident, the unit supports multiple recording bits, resolutions, and variable frame rates. It’s essentially geared for filmmakers and producers, which is why it uses an MXF File Wrapper that’s compatible with professional-grade non-linear editing systems. Featured also is a 10x HD Zoom Lens, the capability for infrared recordings, and a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer system. Additional features include a 3.5” LCD monitor, hot-swappable Compact Flash card slots, and dual XLR inputs for external audio sources.

  • Compact Professional-Grade Camcorder
  • MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF)
  • Record to Compact Flash Cards
  • Major NLE Software Compatibility
  • Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • Canon Native 1920x1080 CMOS Image Sensor
  • Multiple Recording Bits, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Built-in 3D Assist Features
  • Infrared Recording
  • Large 3.5” 920,000-dot LCD Monitor & EVF
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • HD-SDI Output
  • Genlock in/SMPTE Time Code (In/Out)
  • 7.4V DC Battery Pack
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01/27/2011 12:09

I'm in the market for the canon XF100 camera. However I am hearing horror stories from professionals that have tried to open the MXF codec these cameras use and they have huge problems working with this filetype in video editors. Apparently it causes their computers to continually crash and uses up all of their ram leaving their computers non-functioning. Is this something you have heard about? I'm talking in pro video programs such as adobe premiere CS5 as well as Avid that these problems occur.

Thannx for any info from anyone!!

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