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Canon Vixia HV30 will not be recognized

Hey,
I'm using this vixia camcorder and its worked great, but I cannot get it to be recognized by either a pc or a mac. is there a crucial setting I haven't nailed down?  Thanks so much

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  • candlelight Nov 13, 2008

    I have xp2 and my new hv 30 is not seen at all on the usb2 port. I tried to capture in both Vegas 8 and Premiere 4 elements...no luck. And yes, I know how to read and follow the manual. ;-) Help us someone!

  • Kenny610 Dec 01, 2008

    My computer does not recognize my vixia hv30 through a known working fire wire port.

  • Devilcow1 Dec 29, 2008

    hv30 here. Moviemaker doesn't recognize that there is a camera connected via firewire (or USB either)

  • kraazzyj Mar 29, 2009

    Yea I am having the same problem. But my cameras has been recognized maybe 2 or 3 times before. It seems it only recognizes when it wants to. Honestly, and i hope I am wrong, I believe it is about timing when plugging the stuff in. im actually using a dell studio 15 laptop with vista. Im not sure if windows has anything to do with it but it might. If I find something ill hit send it 2 you.

  • arosenzweig May 11, 2010

    Maybe I can help.  What video editing software are you using? On the camcorder's display, does the image of a small IEEE connector show and below it "HDV/DV"?  Are you trying to capture HDV or standard (4:3) DV?  HDV capture is much slower then std DV and you really can't see it in real time on the computer playing from the camera.


    PS: I assume you have tried everything in the manual?

  • Alex Libes May 11, 2010

    Plug in firewire cable, and try playing video on the camcorder. Does it show up in Windows device manager? If so, does video editing software see the camcorder?

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    power_surge_ Aug 15, 2012

    Im having the same problem. In the past ive been able to connect. I sent it in for repairs because the firewire port was broken. Had that fixed and worked fine. this is the 3rd time connecting and again im having problems. Ive tries two different compputers and still no luck. I connect my other camera and no problem. Ive narrowed my problem down to the cam. Any fixes yet?

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Video transfer is only possible through Fire wire/ 1394/DV cable.USB can only sned pics to your PC

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    Loretta Rodger Sep 03, 2013

    we already know this digitallyurz, but the computer doesn't recognize the computer with firewire to usb or hdmi cable. Now what? I have the battery out help

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