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When trying to transfer my recording to the computer, I get the above error. Is there a driver that I need to install? USB ports show working properly. I can transfer my still photos from another camera o.k.

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  • gskinner Aug 09, 2008

    When importing still images from my ZR45MC to my computer, I get an error message "No camera detected". Is there something I'm doing wrong or is there a fix?

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SOURCE: Vista and firewire 1394?

Firewire works fine under Vista, but it's quite possible your USB to Firewire bridge doesn't have proper Vista drivers. You wouldn't expect Vista to include these, they would be installed from a disc that came with your adaptor. USB to Firewire is a questionable option at best... there are often problems with it. You may be better off with a PC-Card or ExpressCard solution, if the laptop is your only computer.

Also, when the camera says "DV IN", it's expecting video from the PC to be sent to it, it's not in capture mode. Most camcorders must be in either "play" mode, or a special "link to PC" mode in order to even be recognized by Windows (any version) as a video input device.

However, until you resolve the issue of supporting your Firewire device in Vista, nothing the camcorder does will be an issue yet. You should check the documentation that came with your USB to Firewire device, the driver disc, etc. for information on Vista support.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

Mark_Webber
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SOURCE: Moving photos from pc to Elura 65 camcorder memory card

You can buy both internal and external USB card readers that can read just about any card you can think of in a package about 3" square. They are not expensive either.

Your local PC retailer will (read should) have these in stock.

Hope that helps

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Cant detect camera on dv video recording transfers.

Hi, I hope the camera you are talking about is ZR200 Mini DV.
As per its specifications. It has a firewire/DV port.
Therefore, follow these steps. I assume you are using this cable. http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/L10726964.jpg

I am not sure how you used the firewire cable before.
So, try this. Connect one end of the cable to computer and other to the camera. Switch on the camera and keep it in play/ edit mode (not in shooting mode).
When you connect the other end to the computer,  There should be a popup asking you what to do.
If there is no popup,  Open Windows Movie maker and import video from device. You should see the camera in it.
Hope it works.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

the q guy
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SOURCE: Connecting camera to computer with USB?

not ony is there drivers but there is software.
if none came with the camera you can usually get it online. chack the canon website. if you cant find it we can help you for a small fee.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

muntejaya
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SOURCE: We are trying to download video from our Optura Xi

Hi, please get the driver here : www.driverskit.com/Camera/Canon.html
www.driverslab.com/drivers/Camera/Canon/16/22.html
www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer

Regards

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

muntejaya
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SOURCE: I have a Canon ZR50MC. My problem is that I don't

Hi, kindly get it downloaded here: www.driverslab.com/drivers/Camera/Canon/16/22.html
www.usa.canon.com/cusa/controller?act=OPDMSDSAct
www.driverskit.com/Camera/Canon.html

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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