Question about Canon VIXIA HV30 DV Camcorder
I want to edit video. My camera displays a 'HDV/DV' connection when plugged in, but my Mac does not recognize the camera. ?
I've been around the block with this for days, including a fresh installation of the software on my MacBook Pro. Sigh.
Here's what seemed to work:
1) Reset Vixia HV30 (tiny reset button behind the battery). Did not change any settings on the camera after that.
2) Installed Canon's software that dropped some canon-related files in Library/Quicktime folder.
3) Opened new iMovie 6.0.3 and Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 projects (a) FCE (using Easy Setup in FCE) to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 (b) iMovie 'HDV 1080i'.
4) Connected 4-pin --> 6-pin firewire cable out of the camera to a bus-powered external drive and from the drive, firewire 800 --> firewire 800 --> MacBook Pro 10.5.8.
This was a last-ditch, Hail Mary effort. It worked, and the camera showed up in the System Profiler firewire window, too, whereas it had not before all of the above. Still does not show up when hooked directly from the camera to the FW 800 input, but at least I can capture now.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
DO you have an external hard drive connected? sometimes that imposes on the connection....do you have a hdv compatible software program on the computer....and if you do...make sure the settings for input are correct
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