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Video to pc 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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Re: video to pc problem

Usb port on this camera used for picture transfers, but to transfer videos, use FireWire DV cable, can be bought on ebay for a buck or so

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