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How do I transfer a recorded tape to my computer

I don't have the software that came with m Canon NTSC ZR45 MC Digital Video Camcorder. The computer does not register that the camera is hooked up. Can I download the proper software?

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You need IEEE (Firewire) or "DV" cable to transfer video from the camcorder to your computer. The connection is "DV" and is located on the front of the camera next to the "S" port. The marketing for this camera was deceiving...most customers thought they could hook up the USB to their computer and upload video...well you can't

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • amigotico May 11, 2011

    I've read through the various comments and I am still confused.

    You mention that the Canon NTSC ZR45MC requires a firewire to transfer video to my PC; you also mention that the DV is in the front of the camera next to the s-port; however, this camera does not have an S-port; also, the existing DV port seems to have only 3-pins but the IEEE cables I have located online are only 4-pin. Where do I find the cable I need?

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