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Computer cannot import video from my camcorder

Hi! i have a canon vixia hv30 and i am not able to import any video from it to my computer using several applications, including, ULEAD VideoStudio 9 that came with the Startech adapter, Windows Videomaker, and WinDV. i am using a Startech CB1394 PCMCIA card adapter to provide three firewire ports. when i go to device manager, i see under 'IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers' that the card is 'OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller'. on the camcorder's lcd screen, i am seeing that the device recognizes the 'HDV/DV' firewire connection. i am unable to see the camcorder when i open up My Computer. also, i have tried disabling all non-essential non-windows programs/applications and still the computer will not detect the camcorder as a video device. i would greatly appreciate any suggestions right about now. thank you so much!

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Video transfer is only possible through Fire wire/ 1394/DV cable.USB can only sned pics to your PC

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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There are some free ware PC video capturing programs. Be aware, you get what you pay for.
I would try going to Microcenter's or Best Buy's web sites and seeing whats available.
Blessings,
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Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Posted on Aug 08, 2011

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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera. This will require disassembly and trouble-shooting to identify and replace the defective component and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Most Canon VIXIA HF series and other VIXIA series camcorders record video in high definition using a special codec (compression/decompression) called AVCHD, for example, Canon VIXIA HF11, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF R100, etc store videos in HD format using AVCHD compression and the files have MTS extension. For Mac users, it's virtually impossible to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD footage natively in FCP due to different video codec and taking large space.

But also some of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders can support iMovie' 09 or iMovie' 11. You can check the list of Canon VIXIA HF camcorders compatible with iMovie' 09 as follows:
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Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter is specially designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like Canon VIXIA video, Sony HDR video, Panasonic HDC video, etc to Final Cut Pro MOV/MP4/DV. It also supports converting video including MTS/M2TS/TS/TRP(AVHD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), MKV, etc to MOV, MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, etc.

Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter not only have the ability to convert HD videos to SD (Standard Definition) format, but also the ability to convert SD to HD which contains MPEG2-HD, MPEG4-HD, H.264-HD and more. More editing functions of Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter you can see edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files on Mac OS.

Before you import Canon VIXIA videos to FCP to edit them, the following easy guide can help you convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MOV, DV or MP4 for FCP.

Step1: Add Canon VIXIA Video Files
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter after you lauched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for FCP
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MPEG-4 or DV as output video format for FCP on Mac OS. And you also can convert Canon VIXIA MTS files to iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, etc.

Step3: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to FCP
Click "Start" to convert Canon VIXIA videos to FCP, and you can edit your these converted AVCHD files with FCP on Mac OS X after converting finished.

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"Vixia HV30 HDV camera help! Mac and iMovie? I cant get my vixia HD30 HDV canon camera to import any video to my iMovie. ive set the video type to HD-1080i-30 but still nothing. any ideas on how to fix this?"
"I cannot get my mac to recognize my new Canon Vixia hf200 video camera. How do I get it to import my videos? I have a mac tiger, 10.4. My imovie is '07. The Canon is HD and connects through USB."

As Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders becoming more and more popular among people, you may have problem of uploading Canon VIXIA HF video to iMovie, or Mac. Because some of Canon VIXIA camcorders cannot be compatible with iMovie, iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09, such as Canon VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HV30, VIXIA HFS100, etc. Or even though Canon VIXIA camcorders can be compatible with iMovie or Mac, but sometimes video off Canon VIXIA series is not recognized by iMovie due to different aspect ratio or video codec.

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Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to iMovie Converter is designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie and Mac. It also support converting video such as MOD, TOD, MKV, etc to Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, iDVD , FCP, FCE, etc.

But how to transfer Canon VIXIA video to iMovie? Here, quick guide for you to follow to convert Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to iMovie step by step:

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Click "Add File" to input your Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS files to Mac AVCHD Video Converter. You can upload several videos one time.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for iMovie
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MP4 or DV as output video format for iMovie.

Step4: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to iMovie
Click "Start" button to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD files to iMovie. After conversion finished, you can edit your converted Canon VIXIA videos with iMovie as you like.

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Macbook pro doesnt recognize my canon vixia hv30


Try a different cable, the one you're using may have got damaged.
Check the firewire driver is installed and running on the Mac.
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You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link

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I have a Canon Vixia HV30. My computer is an HP


There are some free ware PC video capturing programs. Be aware, you get what you pay for.
I would try going to Microcenter's or Best Buy's web sites and seeing whats available.
Blessings,
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Canon vixia hv 30 not recognized by computer


This camcorder uses USB for pictures only. To access pictures, plug in USB cable, set the camcorder to Play and to Memory Card.

To transfer video you need a firewire cable and card. Actual cable will depend on connection your computer has, typically it will be something like this: FireWire_cables.jpg

Additionally, to transfer video you will need a video capture software and codecs, unless the software has the codecs (Nero does). Unfortunately all free video editing software I tried was unable to deal with HD. I had various levels of success with Windows Movie Makver, Ulead and Nero.

You may want to record video in non-HD, and see if you are able to capture that. If your computer can capture that but not HD, and you have the codecs installed, you will need to investigate your computer.

If all you need is a codec, here is a good free candidate: K-Lite Mega Codec Pack


It is of course very frustrating that Canon would include nothing with the camcorder to assist users with video caputure.

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Canon Vixia HV30 will not be recognized


Video transfer is only possible through Fire wire/ 1394/DV cable.USB can only sned pics to your PC

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