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Trouble transferring video

I bought a zr200, and since the guide i got says zr200/ zr300, i didn't think it would be any different. Anyways, my camera is 2 years old, and now, when i go to import dv onto my computer, there is nothing showing up on the screen. It doesn't detect the camera, and i have tried everything. Turning my camera off and then back on again, unplugging and replugging in the cord, etc. I tried to find a troubleshooting tip, but i havent found one yet. thanks!

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Re: Trouble transferring video

Hi, been searching for a while to find somthing for you. i came across this Easy to use but don't forget the firewire cable I imagine most people who buy this camera will be using it to make home movies and so far I've found it to be very easy to use and the video quality to be excellent. A few words of warning, the provided USB cable is only good for tranferring still images to your PC. If you want to transfer video you need and IEEE394 cable (I think that's what it's called). This does not come with the ZR200. However if you do some looking online you can get one very cheap (I got one for $1.95). Most brick and mortar stores sell them for a much higher price, as much as $30. that was off i hope that helps... All the best John

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