Hiya, the battery died mid podcast and the Canon EOS M didn't save it properly before shutting down. It's now a DAT file not a MP4 or whatever it normally is. There's a mob in Europe that will recover for $10 a minute of vid footage but I'm sure that Canon or someone else must have a free or cheaper utility - a common problem with batteries dying and Canon not saving properly?
First time poster, plz be gentle. Or be horrid but give me an answer? 😛
Classic! It is the camera that ruined your film! Did you charge the battery before trying the extremely risky transfer of un-saved data? Did you save the data to a stable drive or other memory device before you tried to transfer it?
From here, it looks like you and not the camera are responsible for the problem.
Consider this event your lesson learned and move on.
Just my 2 cents.