Question about Canon ZR500 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I HAVE WINDOWS VISTA AND I BOUGHT A DV CABLE THAT CONNECTS TO THE DV PORT ON MY CAMERA AND USES USB TO CONNECT TO MY LAPTOP.
WINDOWS VISTA WILL NOT RECOGNIZE IT!!!! =[
ALL IT SAYS IS THAT IT'S AN UNKNOWN DEVICE AND THAT I NEED A CD TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE. BUT IT CAME WITH NO CD.
ANY HELP PLEASE?
I've been around the block with this for days, including a fresh installation of the software on my MacBook Pro. Sigh.
Here's what seemed to work:
1) Reset Vixia HV30 (tiny reset button behind the battery). Did not change any settings on the camera after that.
2) Installed Canon's software that dropped some canon-related files in Library/Quicktime folder.
3) Opened new iMovie 6.0.3 and Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 projects (a) FCE (using Easy Setup in FCE) to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 (b) iMovie 'HDV 1080i'.
4) Connected 4-pin --> 6-pin firewire cable out of the camera to a bus-powered external drive and from the drive, firewire 800 --> firewire 800 --> MacBook Pro 10.5.8.
This was a last-ditch, Hail Mary effort. It worked, and the camera showed up in the System Profiler firewire window, too, whereas it had not before all of the above. Still does not show up when hooked directly from the camera to the FW 800 input, but at least I can capture now.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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