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Downloading files I have connected my camcorder to my pc with a firewire. I cannot figure out how to download them to my pc with the software provided. there is a button for direct download but when the camera is attached and i push the button, it takes me to a screen asking what i want to classify the movie in. i know the firewire port is working, i just can't figure out how to transfer the files. any help would be appreciated.

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Re: downloading files

A software called Showbiz DVD2 was able to detect my camera and allow me to control the Camera options via the firewire cable to transfer the full video to my hard drive. You can also use a video program like Pinnacle or Roxio Media. Hope this helps you out.

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Windows movie maker or other editing i think will do detect your cam

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