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Cant detect camera on dv video recording transfers.

  1. purchased/installed 2GB memory
  2. purchased a dv cable and i/o firewire hub (didnt work)
  3. purchased IEEE1394 card installed it (didnt work)
  4. downloaded zoombrowswer ex 6.1
I have a Dell windows xp home edition. All I"m trying to do is transfer the video cassette recording to the computer (no memory card). According to page 87 in the Canon manual this can be done. When I plug up the dv cord and turn on the camcorder, hit connect to camera on zbrws. Cannot connect to camera is what pops up. What am I doing wrong?

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    Brakofday Sep 25, 2008

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Hi, I hope the camera you are talking about is ZR200 Mini DV.
As per its specifications. It has a firewire/DV port.
Therefore, follow these steps. I assume you are using this cable. http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L10726964.jpg

I am not sure how you used the firewire cable before.
So, try this. Connect one end of the cable to computer and other to the camera. Switch on the camera and keep it in play/ edit mode (not in shooting mode).
When you connect the other end to the computer,  There should be a popup asking you what to do.
If there is no popup,  Open Windows Movie maker and import video from device. You should see the camera in it.
Hope it works.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • Karthik P Sep 25, 2008

    You are welcome :)

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