Question about Canon VIXIA HV30 DV Camcorder
Plugged in usb port hi speed--no picture no nothing. camera display settings at auto as canon says playback mode determined by computer ability to show and it's not HD ready--do I need .M2T whatever that is? or what
This camcorder uses USB for pictures only. To access pictures, plug in USB cable, set the camcorder to Play and to Memory Card.
To transfer video you need a firewire cable and card. Actual cable will depend on connection your computer has, typically it will be something like this: FireWire_cables.jpg
Additionally, to transfer video you will need a video capture software and codecs, unless the software has the codecs (Nero does). Unfortunately all free video editing software I tried was unable to deal with HD. I had various levels of success with Windows Movie Makver, Ulead and Nero.
You may want to record video in non-HD, and see if you are able to capture that. If your computer can capture that but not HD, and you have the codecs installed, you will need to investigate your computer.
If all you need is a codec, here is a good free candidate: K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
It is of course very frustrating that Canon would include nothing with the camcorder to assist users with video caputure.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
The iMac for example only accepts a firewire transfer, not USB. If your laptop doesn't have Firewire port, you can spend $60 on a 500MB external hard drive with both a firewire and USB port, load it onto the hard drive, then import it into your computer's movie program via the USB.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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