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Transfer my minidv camcorder film onto DVD

I want to copy the film from my camcorder onto dvd - can you help??? I have the cable that connects my camcorder to my computer, however, the video wont transfer smoothly, sometimes even at all, onto my computer. What's the problem?

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  • KityCatW May 21, 2008

    This is going to sound silly, but what's vista?

  • KityCatW May 21, 2008

    I have a Dell Latitude D620 laptop with Windows XP, and Im trying to use Microsoft Movie Maker, but in no way does the movie transfer properly.

  • KityCatW May 22, 2008

    Yes, the cable I have is a firewire 4 pin to 4pin. I will try that and let you know. Thanks.

  • Maritatuk Jun 07, 2008

    I have a camcorder (canon zr800) and I can't get my videos onto my computer, I bought a firewire and I connected it to my laptop, but the computer doesn't recognize the camera when I plugged it in..... what can I do?

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I assume your using firewire-not usb right? use windows movie maker in xp or vista -should transfer ok if machine is pretty current-if very underpowered with little ram memory expect problems

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  • Robert Vandenberg May 21, 2008

    vista is the latest version of windows-has been out since jan of 07-give me more details-what program are you trying to use to work with video

  • Robert Vandenberg May 21, 2008

    see if you can get the computer to just download video into a folder or my pictures by hooking up firewire cable and turning cam on to playbck-then open movie maker and import video-you are using firewire cable? went to dells site and the d630 was the closet model to show specs-has firewire port and should be ok-

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