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SOURCE: i need to import video from my canon zr500 to my pc

Hi!

You can import videos from your camcorder to your PC using a DV cable. Check this page from the user guide of your camcorder.


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Basically, you need a firewire port and a DV cable. Most computers (new ones) already have firewire ports (or 1394 ports).


I hope that helps.

Good luck and have a nice day!

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SOURCE: i need to import video from my canon zr500 to my pc

Hi, connect the cam and PC using 4 pin firewire cable. Switch on the cam. Open Windows Movie Maker and import the video from device.

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When i connect canon zr 500 cam, a message says "no driver installed" can u help


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You need to have a Windows operating system later than Windows 98 Second Edition or a Mac with an OS later than 9. The driver for your camera is include with all later operating systems. Canon does not supply a separate driver for it.

There is software that can be downloaded from: ZR500 Downloads but it will not help without a driver installed.

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Most Canon VIXIA HF series and other VIXIA series camcorders record video in high definition using a special codec (compression/decompression) called AVCHD, for example, Canon VIXIA HF11, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF R100, etc store videos in HD format using AVCHD compression and the files have MTS extension. For Mac users, it's virtually impossible to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD footage natively in FCP due to different video codec and taking large space.

But also some of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders can support iMovie' 09 or iMovie' 11. You can check the list of Canon VIXIA HF camcorders compatible with iMovie' 09 as follows:
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So if you would like to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD video in FCP, you need to convert these AVCHD MTS files to FCP supported video format like MOV, MP4, DV, then you can import them to FCP for editing.

Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter is specially designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like Canon VIXIA video, Sony HDR video, Panasonic HDC video, etc to Final Cut Pro MOV/MP4/DV. It also supports converting video including MTS/M2TS/TS/TRP(AVHD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), MKV, etc to MOV, MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, etc.

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Before you import Canon VIXIA videos to FCP to edit them, the following easy guide can help you convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MOV, DV or MP4 for FCP.

Step1: Add Canon VIXIA Video Files
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter after you lauched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for FCP
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MPEG-4 or DV as output video format for FCP on Mac OS. And you also can convert Canon VIXIA MTS files to iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, etc.

Step3: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to FCP
Click "Start" to convert Canon VIXIA videos to FCP, and you can edit your these converted AVCHD files with FCP on Mac OS X after converting finished.

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I have a slightly different but related model of Canon camera. I have found that if you erroneously power it on in "camera" mode instead of "playback" mode, you get the symptoms you describe: you can control the camera with iMovie, but you can't get any video out of it. Make sure you have the power switch in "playback" position -- it's an easy mistake to make.

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I need to import video from my canon zr500 to my pc


Hi, connect the cam and PC using 4 pin firewire cable. Switch on the cam. Open Windows Movie Maker and import the video from device.

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Canon VIXIA Camcorder has a good reputation for its small size, recording video in full HD quality, lightweight, etc. Just like popular Canon FS series camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF series Camcorder is a large family including VIXIA HF R-series like VIXIA HF R10, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF R100; VIXIA HF M-series such as VIXIA HF M30, VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M300; VIXIA HF S-series like VIXIA HF S10, VIXIA HF S20, VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S200, and some other popular VIXIA types such as VIXIA HF10, VIXIA HF100, VIXIA HF20, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HG21, VIXIA HG20, etc.

Most of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders record videos in AVCHD MTS files. If you want to share these AVCHD MTS files with family or friend on Mac, you may cannot directly playback these MTS videos with your Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Blackberry. If you would like to customize Canon VIXIA HF video on Mac, you may cannot directly edit MTS videos in iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc. What should we do about this? The best solution is to transfer Canon VIXIA HF video to Mac supported video format such as MOV, MP4 that are aslo for iPad, iPod, iPhones, Blackberry, PSP, etc.

AVCHD Converter for Mac is the best choice for you to convert Canon VIXIA HF video to MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPEG-4 for Mac so that you can import these AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE etc for editing. Besides, this Canon VIXIA Video Converter for Mac also has powerful editing function like trim video length, crop video, set video brightness, contrast, and saturation, and customize video/audio output settings, etc.

Now, easy tutorial for you to convert Canon VIXIA video to Mac OS step by step.

Step One: Import Canon VIXIA HF Video to Mac AVCHD Converter
Firstly, you need to copy your Canon VIXIA video to Mac and launch AVCHD Converter for Mac, then you can click "Add File" to upload your AVCHD MTS files on Mac.

Step Two: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS.

Step Three: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to Mac
Click "Start" button to convert Canon AVCHD MTS files for Mac. After conversion finished, you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc as you like.

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If you got some MTS files recorded by AVCHD camcorder like Sony Handycam, Canon, Panasonic, JVC. You would be frustrated that MTS, M2TS files cannot be compatible in iMovie on Mac. iMovie, a video editing software application, offers Mac users to edit their home movies in DV, HDV, MPEG-4 formats directly. So to import MTS, M2TS files to iMovie for editing, you have to convert MTS files to iMovie MP4, DV, etc.

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How to Convert/Import MTS, M2TS Files to iMovie MP4, DV?
Step1: Upload MTS, M2TS Files to MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac
Click "Add File" button to add MTS, M2TS files from your Mac hard disc. And you can import several MTS/M2TS files one time.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for iMovie
Click the small down arrow at the very right of the "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MP4, DV as output video format for iMovie Mac OS.

Step3: Start to Convert MTS Files to iMovie
Click "Start" to convert MTS, M2TS videos to iMovie. After converting finished, you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with iMovie as you like.
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I need to import video from my canon zr500 to my pc


Hi!

You can import videos from your camcorder to your PC using a DV cable. Check this page from the user guide of your camcorder.


03022d6.jpg

Basically, you need a firewire port and a DV cable. Most computers (new ones) already have firewire ports (or 1394 ports).


I hope that helps.

Good luck and have a nice day!

Nov 22, 2008 | Canon ZR500 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon zr500


The ZR500 has a firewire port that is best for tranferring video to your pc, so a firewire cable would be needed -- and you would need a firewire card in your pc to accept it. It might also have a USB port (don't have it in front of me right now). I've never used USB to transfer video, but I think it would work fine.

Jul 14, 2008 | Canon ZR500 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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AVCHD, a format for recording and playback of high definition video, is used for Sony and Panasonic, JVC, Canon etc, Popular camcorder, like Panasonic HDC-SD60/HDC-TM60/HDC-HS60, Sony HXR-MC50E, JVC GZ-HM1, Canon HF S21, etc. AVCHD utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression and either Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) or linear PCM audio compression, and AVCHD specification allows for both high definition and standard definition recording. For high definition, all major variations are supported, including 720p, 1080i and 1080p.

After getting AVCHD MTS/M2TS recorded in Sony, Canon or other HD cameras, if you want to enjoy and edit AVCHD MTS, M2TS files in Final Cut Pro, in iMovie, in iDVD on Mac. How to do that? You need to convert AVCHD video to DV (easier for editing on Mac),or MP4, MOV video format. A professional Mac AVCHD to DV Converter can help you convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to DV in high quality.

How to Convert AVCHD files(MTS, M2TS) to DV on Mac OS? The following guide for you to convert MTS/M2TS to DV step by step.

Step1: Import AVCHD MTS/M2TS to AVCHD to DV Converter for Mac
After lauching AVCHD to DV Converter Mac, you can upload MTS, M2TS files to Mac AVCHD to DV Converter by clicking "Add File". And you can import several MTS/M2TS files one time.

Step2: Select Output DV Video Format
Click the small down arrow at the very right of the "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to choose DV as output video format for Mac.

Step3: Start to Convert MTS, M2TS to DV on Mac OS
Click "Start" button to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to DV on Mac. You can enjoy your converterd AVCHD files after conversion is finished.

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