Hi! I have a .DAT file that resulted from my R6 freezing while shooting video of a wedding back in October. I've tried using different software that had little to no results (VLC, Winff, Stellar Repair) and wanted to reach out to the community with any suggestions of what can be done to recover the video from the file. It shows data is in the file (448MB), but I can't view in camera or on my computer. Thanks!
I would have thought that the extension would be something like "MXF" instead of "DAT". A long shot here, but what happens if you rename to use an "MXF" extension instead?
Or better yet, locate any valid video you captured beforehand and note its extension.
Typically all video and timelapses taken are MP4. However, there's one file that has DAT as its extension, which I believe is due to some corruption, but the file is still 260MB. So I would like to see if there's a way to recover this.
The only solution I've found so far, is using a company called Aero Quartet to recover the data. Unfortunately, it's something I had to pay for ($49 to recover my clip), but I needed it. You guys are welcome to try it out if Canon doesn't have any other options 😑https://aeroquartet.com/treasured/canon%20eos.en.html
Anyone know if the Stellar Repair for Video works? It's $70 for the unlimited version. I don't want to buy it if it is pointless. There are some You tube videos promoting it but I noticed that Amazon has this and the ratings are horrible. I am not going to buy it unless someone can vouch for it . Or other products? I am surprised Canon does not have a patch for this.