Unable to tansfer video to computer using DV cable..
I have a Lenovo 3000 N 100 running Windows XP, SP 2.
When I connect the ZR 800 via the 4 pin FIREWIRE DV cable nothing happens.... no camera detected...nothing...and I am unable to transfer the video to my computer...!!
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Re: Unable to tansfer video to computer using DV cable..
Pinnacle software will recognize the camera installed through a firewire cable once the camera is turned on. Windows movies software doesn't recognize DV cameras. You may be able to get capture to work if you go to Microsoft.com and download the Windows Media 9.0 Development Kit. I believe DV input is a capture option.
There has to be a 3rd party program installed to get it to recognize it.
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The USB cable connection ability in Windows for video transfer was discontinued after Windows XP. Anyway, the quality of the video through the USB cable is terrible.
You'll have to buy and use a DV to Firewire cable to retrieve the video off of the camera. If you don't have a Firewire 800 adapter on your computer, you'll have to buy an adapter add-on for your desktop computer. If your laptop doesn't have a Firewire port, then you're out of luck -- buy a new laptop with one.
See pages 43 on in the user manual for more information.
I do not know MACs, but a standard 4-pin to 6-pin firewire (IEEE1394) is needed. On Windows XP, plug it in, run Windows Movemaker and you are good to go. By the way, a "DV cable" is a firewire cable.
If your MAC cannot "see" your camcorder, try another firewire device to see if your MAC is the culprit, or drag your camcorder and firewire cable to a friend's PC running Windows XP and see if it works.
Hi! If you go to the Canon, they have a trouble shooting section. I copied and pasted some information below. Good luck!
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How do I transfer video tape recordings to a computer via Firewire? Solution:
Transferring video recordings to a computer ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90
Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer
can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal.
With the ZR85 and ZR90 transferring video recordings via USB is not
Before starting the video transferring, make sure to prepare the following:
computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or a IEEE1394 (DV)
capturing board (the IEEE1394 protocol is frequently also called
"Firewire" or "iLink").
A DV cable (sold separately)
Video Editing Software
can use (1) the video editing software that came bundled with your
computer or video capturing board, (2) the video editing software
included with your operating system ("Windows Movie Maker" with Windows
Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP and Windows ME,
"iMovie" with Mac OS 9 and later), or (3) video editing software
purchased separately, with features ranging from very basic to very
The appropriate driver
driver is included with Windows operating systems later than Windows 98
Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9. The
driver is installed automatically when you connect the camcorder to the
computer. No additional driver is necessary or available.
Start your computer. (If
this is the first time you are connecting the camcorder to your Windows
based computer your computer will display the "New Hardware Found"
message while the driver is installed automatically.)
Set the camcorder to mode.
the camcorder to the computer with the DV cable as shown below. Once
the camcorder and computer are connected together the camcorder will
display "DV IN" on the LCD/viewfinder. This message confirms that the camcorder is ready to receive or transfer video.
Refer to the instructions for your video editing software to download your video from the camcorder. Note:
Because procedures for digital editing software applications vary
greatly, Canon cannot offer any additional support or suggestions
regarding downloading and editing your video. Please refer to the
software publisher or your computer manufacturer (if the software came
with your computer) for assistance in using the software.
Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the
interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and
computer back on and reconnect them.
Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image Browser included with the supplied
CD-ROM are intended for use only with images recorded on the memory
Video recordings on the tape cannot be transferred to the computer using the software included with the supplied CD-ROM.
Drivers are already preloaded for your camcorder as long as you are using Windows XP or Vista. You will need a program to capture the video to your computer. Pinnacle Studio will work for your camcorder.
Once the firewire cable is installed and the camcorder is turned on, pinnacle studio will give you the option to load itself up.
Hi guys, I have a JVC gr-d270. the CD came along with it is useless.
my computer cannot detect the video cam hrough USB. I have to transfer
my videos to my computer. Can anybody help me with the driver atleast.
Im using windowsXP sp 2. Thanks
Only DV connections (IEEE1394 connections) are possible when connecting your camcorder to a computer.
DV connections (IEEE1394 connections)
Your camcorder can be connected to a computer equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or OHCI-compliant IEEE1394 capture board.
You can transfer taped recordings (digital video signals) to the computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer.
Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture board to transfer video recordings from tape to the computer.
If you are using a computer running Windows XP, you can also record the video simultaneously on your computer's hard disk and on the tape using DV-PC Recorder Software.
You can download the DV-PC Recorder Software from Canon's DV-PC Recorder Web site.
Making the connection
Connect the camcorder to the computer as shown in the figure below.
The computer's IEEE1394 (DV) terminal is either a 4-pin or a 6-pin type, depending on the computer used.
Use either the CV-150F (4-pin - 4-pin) or the CV-250F (4-pin - 6-pin) DV cable (sold separately), whichever fits your computer's terminal.
(1) There are cases where the connection may not work correctly, depending on your system specifications/settings.
(2) If the computer freezes while you have the camcorder connected to it , disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, take the following actions.
(2-1) Disconnect the DV cable from the camcorder and the computer, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer.
(2-2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and then reconnect them with the DV cable.
(3) Your camera cannot be used with DV NETWORK SOFTWARE (DV Messenger).