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Canon MD101 Mini DV Camcorder

I'm trying to download video footage from my Canon MD101 mini DV camcorder to my pc. When I connect the cables into my computer it recognises the camcorder but is unable to display the video footage I have recorded. If i turn the camcorder setting to camera mode then I am able to see i've footage through the camera. Help !!

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