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Using Canon ZR85 camcorder as a webcam

I have a Canon ZR85 Mini-DV camcorder that I purchased a few years ago. I discovered today that I can use it as a webcam, so I did the necessary downloads and installs from Canon's website, following all the instructions to the letter.

When I launch DV Messenger, it says that Windows Messenger 4.7 must be installed (which it is and working fine), then unceremoniously quits with no furthur information. Checking back with the Canon web site reveals that there is no additional update for DV Messenger.

Can anyone please suggest any possible solution?

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jyackle5
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SOURCE: i want a driver for my camcorder mini dv canon

Tr yhere for the download. Sorry I can not read it to help you more. Look for drivers/downloads

http://www.canon.com.ar/

Good luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

old marine
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SOURCE: FireWire for camcorder mini dv

Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Need driver for Canon Mini DV ZR85

hi,if your camera has 1394 port then bye 1394 board , its so easy to use and too low cost ,so you can upload your video,

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon ZR200 mini DV Digital camcorder power is not coming.

First thing, clean your battery contacts, both on the battery, and on the camcorder. Make sure the battery is charged fully (measure it if you have a voltmeter). Make sure your power adapter is putting out voltage (again, measure it if you can) Try a spare battery, if you have one, to make sure the first one isn't just dead. Other than those things, you could have a faulty or broken power switch on the unit. That's about all I can think of offhand.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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SOURCE: My canon zr85 mini dv camcorder the screen is

It is known problem of ccd imager chip failure in Canon ZR85 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to fix the issue.
Local camera repair shop will help you to replace ccd imager chip because solder work is involve.
Thanks.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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