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Camera not recognised when connecting to computer

I have been trying to connect the handycam to computer so that I could edit the recording. But it always says camera not recognised these days. Can somebody suggest some solutions Thanks in advance

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Re: camera not recognised when connecting to computer

Playing the recorded dvd on your computer may be simpler , because your camera does not have a firewire connection for editing .

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