Re: How do I transfer a recorded tape to my computer
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
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if its brand new ,you probly have the invoice ;
i suggest to return that camera to the store
and get a new one and try it in store before
you quit it is ganrantie they have to replaced for a new one....
With a Canon ZR70MC camcorder, you can record video onto miniDV tape, or onto the SDmemory card in Card Camera mode.
To access video on the miniDV tape, you will use the DV cable (IEEE 1394 aka FireWire). Connecting this cable to your windows computer will allow you to transfer high quality video using the software supplied on the digital video solutions disc, or just about any other windows video editing software.
To access videos stored on the SD memory card, remove the card and place it in a card reader connected to your computer, or attach a usb cord to the camera and the computer. Video stored on the memory card is limited to 10 second clips @ 320x240 resolution.
Only DV connections (IEEE1394 connections) are possible when connecting your camcorder to a computer.
DV connections (IEEE1394 connections)
Your camcorder can be connected to a computer equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or OHCI-compliant IEEE1394 capture board.
You can transfer taped recordings (digital video signals) to the computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer.
Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture board to transfer video recordings from tape to the computer.
If you are using a computer running Windows XP, you can also record the video simultaneously on your computer's hard disk and on the tape using DV-PC Recorder Software.
You can download the DV-PC Recorder Software from Canon's DV-PC Recorder Web site.
Making the connection
Connect the camcorder to the computer as shown in the figure below.
The computer's IEEE1394 (DV) terminal is either a 4-pin or a 6-pin type, depending on the computer used.
Use either the CV-150F (4-pin - 4-pin) or the CV-250F (4-pin - 6-pin) DV cable (sold separately), whichever fits your computer's terminal.
(1) There are cases where the connection may not work correctly, depending on your system specifications/settings.
(2) If the computer freezes while you have the camcorder connected to it , disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, take the following actions.
(2-1) Disconnect the DV cable from the camcorder and the computer, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer.
(2-2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and then reconnect them with the DV cable.
(3) Your camera cannot be used with DV NETWORK SOFTWARE (DV Messenger).