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I have a 2004 Canon video camera (mini dv cassette) and a 2007 Macbook. With long-time intentions, I am finally getting around to connecting them, though when I did, the software included with the camera seemed to be out of date. I was hoping to easily download video into iMovie. Can it be simple? Do I need to get updated Canon software?

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You don't specify which model you have, but all models produced in 2004 and later are compatible with Mac X OS 10 operating systems for downloading video. The software that came with the camcorder is primarily for downloading still images, not for video. Go to this link. In the first dropdown, select "Camcorders", and in the second select "MiniDV Camcorders". In the third dropdown, find and select your model and click on GO. In the seach window in the center of the screen type "mac compatibility" and click on Search. You will find several related documents which provide information on downloading video and other topics.

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