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Cant connect my Canon xm2 to the pc using the usb provided

I have tried to connect my Canon xm2 to the pc using the usb cable provided. The thing I'd like to do is to record video clips and trasfer them to my pc to better editing. Would it be possible? Should I need to set anything in particular? Thanks in adavance for your help. Regards, Gianni

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Here's the driver..Connect the camcoder to computer and then install the driver..you can find it here..
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after you put the cable plug IE1394 into the card IE 1394 your computer or laptop you can use movie maker on microsoft with capture or edit on the movie maker you can import and capture form camera for USB you must have movie box ( pinnacal ) change IE 1394 to USB57b383f.png
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SOURCE: How do I transfer the footage I recorded to PC?

Andrew Makola here!Probaly you are using the wrong cable for video capturing.You must have a DV cable to firewire or a DV to DV cable if you intend using your laptop that has a dv slot.Again which programs are you using for editing,Adope,Final cut,Pinnacle or even the microsoft editing will do. 082 7847726

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