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Canon Optura 40 importing problems?

I have been doing a school project with a camcorder and when I went to import the footage to Windows Live Movie Maker, my Canon Optura 40 was showing up under devices. The camera is on VCR/Play Mode and is still unreadable with the firewire. I have Windows 7. Do I need to download a drive or do I need to have the software (which I can't find)? Please help!

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