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I want to connect my Cannon MV901 dv camera to my laptop..i have cable for this (IEEE-1394 to usb) I have windows 7 32 bit on my laptop. When i connect it...its not picking the camera. What should i do to solve this problem please?

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Yes as Dovi said in the post, you have probably installed XP drivers if you have used the cd rom that came with the camera and they will not work, as Vista is not supported with a driver. I cannot find anything about your SD1000 on the Canon web site, unless there is a similair model you can check. http://software.canon-europe.com/

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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It should work. Laptops have a 4pin connection. There is a video on how to specifically connect digital cameras to laptops using 4pin to 4 pin IEEE 1394 cable. So it should work... The video is on www.HandBookLive.com under Electronics category. It doesn't cover the software because all softwares would be different, but you can see that it uses 4 pin to 4 pin. You can double check on this site though.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: How to connect IEEE 1394 (4 pin) to computer

IEEE 1394 is commonly referred to as Firewire. Your Dell doesn't support it. You will have to purchase a firewire adapter card and install it and its drivers into your computer.

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go to the nikon website and update the drivers for the camera and go to hp and update your OS

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Most MiniDV camera have USB and Firewire port.
USB is used to transfer from SDCard to PC.
While FireWire (also called IEEE 1394) is used for video transfer into computer. All the drivers needed are part of windows OS (IEEE 1394).
Invariably today's laptops and yester-years desktops do NOT have firewire inbuilt. The only thing you are going to need is a cable and firewire card (IEEE 1394) If you computer does not have one.

Moreover, you will need a capture software. You have Windows movie maker, But its not going to do justice to the camera, better off getting a good editor, such as Adobe Premiere, or Sony Vegas, the software is about the best you can get but not easy to use, and takes some time to get to know, both offer 30 day trials.

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A firewire to USB will not work. It has to be firewire to firewire. A JVC GR-D240ek uses 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant Digital Video Connector [DV OUT] to connect a 1394 cable (also known as a FireWire or i.Link cable) to a laptop equipped with an equivalent IEEE 1394 port. Please note that some laptops firewire port could either be 4 pins or 6 pins.
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Soon as that connection as shown above is established, you can use Windows Import Video to capture / download the videos.

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  • You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Live Photo Gallery. (This options requires you to install Windows Live on your computer.) After you connect your...your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Live Photo Gallery, turn on your DV camera, and put it into playback mode. In Windows Live Photo Gallery, click File, click Import from a camera or scanner, click your DV camera in the list of devices, click Import, and then follow the instructions.
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The only way to get your Recorded videos from your canon MV901 is to get a cable called Firewire IEEE 1394 cable (buy it on Ebay, original cable coast 25 punds)however there is one big problem with that cable, most of computers dosent have the port for it, so first check your Pc if it has the right port for that cable before buying it!

There is another cable for Mv901 called USB, al of the Pc's have the port for it and it coast less that the Firewire IEEE 1394 cable, but again there is one issue, My pc cant find the correct driver for it and i cannot download a propper driver from anywhere... So i suggest the USb is kind of useless because you cant get a friver for it.

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