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Canon ZR85 video to pc transfer problem

Ok so I have the cam and the usb port to connect it to the computer, but for some reason it dosn't read the video transfer, but ?I can transfer pictures...whats wrong?

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I hhave canon zr85, cannot transfer video to pc, how to do that?

  • tlozinto Mar 29, 2009

    I just got a new mac computer i connected the usb cable from my Canon NTSC ZR85, to the MAC computer, but the video clips are not coming up, and there isn't a firewall connection to attach to my Camcorder.... Any solutions?????

  • karangill Apr 09, 2009

    my computer is not detecting the camera , so any solutions please

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have a USB adapter and Win Movie maker does not recognize my camera. Is it the prog.?



    Thx.



    JAR

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    before you finalize your video it shows it in icon form well after downloading it did not separate the videos it stayed in icon lay out how do I separate the clips?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a video on tape and want to transfer it to the sd card on the cam.

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Better Late than never....
The usb port is for the memory card only....You will need a firewire to transfer over the DV tape.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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If your computer doesn't have firewire you must purchase a pci firewire card and install it, then you can transfer video

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Whats a firewire????

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

  • lesandben Nov 19, 2007

    Hey there so I went and got a firewire only to find out I don't have a firewire port can I get an adapter

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