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The date code are not showing up when capture to computer

I cannot get the date when capturing movie into computer. I use IEEE1394 firewire and tried Ulead studio video, Win DV and Nero vision but all of them show only movie without date. Canon tech support said the signal goes with the movie and should be available. Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks!

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