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Name Canon CIF File
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1750
Classification Aggregate
Description A Canon CIF file is present in the Canon XF folder structure that is used by media cards associated with cameras such as XF205 and C300. It contains information identifying the clip and the camera used, including type, serial number and version. Additionally, it stores some information which can be seen and edited in the Canon XF Utility, such as the Clip Status (OK/Check/None). It is found within each CANON XF/CLIPS 001/AAxxxx directory, where xxxx is an automatically generated number beginning with 0001. A full copy of the file exists within the INDEX.MIF file (fmt/1749) found within the CANONXF/CLIPS001 directory. Although little official documentation exists, CIF likely stands for Clip Information File.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Canon / Canon
Supported by Canon / Canon
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 24 Aug 2022
Source description  
Last updated 24 Aug 2022
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