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Connecting a canon camcorder DC230 to AN i Mac Problems

The camcorder has no firewire port only a UsB connection.  I cannot link to the i movie feature of the Mac.  It doesn't know the camera is there.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I plugged it in with my USB cord, but Mac OS X 10.9.2 computer isn't finding it in devices. Help! :(

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Users CANNOT edit their videos without conversion software -- which, according to Canon reps, WILL NOT be provided on the Canon site.
Canon does not provide ANY software for this camcorder -- their reason: the camcorder is ONLY intended for point-shoot-play. Note: Canon didn't even bother addressing the new "VRO" format in the user manual that came in the box or the PDF file on their site (the term itself isn't in their documentation).
Canon totally missed the boat on this one. They could have been packaged a decent camcorder with, at minimum, some conversion software and a better user-guide, thus encouraging their customers to get out there and shoot lots and lots of video for sharing, presentations, and so on

so this using of fire wire is the last option

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You can buy a USB to FireWire adapter

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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    This website can give you options for purchasing one

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