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Canon XL2 capturing problems

Hi,there! I am trying for some days to solve the problem of footage capturing on my lap-top.It's an Acer equiped with Windows XP.It's a nightmare.I downloaded the DV-PC software, I have an IEEE1394 firewire connection...My camera is not recognized by the PC...and the software too.Nothing's working.My computer , well Windows is blocking when I insert the IEEE1394- not all the time ,but often...I'm exhausted.Please, somebody...maybe you guys know how to manage the situation.Thanks,
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This is not a sarcastic reply - it's genuine. If you're serious about making video, switch to a Mac. I use an XL1 or 2 every day, never have a connection issue. Regards, Nik

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Hi, I am trying to import from my Canon MV 600 ( Tape not digital ) into a mac pro. I got the DV to firewire lead but the computer doesnt seem to recognise the camera. Many thanks Billy


Hi in order to get footage off your camera through Firewire i.e DV you will have to use a software to capture the footage. You can use iMovie to capture the footage off the camera.
Open Apple System Profiler (it's in the Utilities folder) and check to see if your camera appears in the FireWire section.

If your camera is connected via FireWire and is turned on, follow one or more of these tips to re-establish the connection to the camera.
  • Turn the camera off and back on again.
  • Disconnect the FireWire cable from your computer and reconnect it. Do the same at the camera as well. If the camera is connected through a FireWire hub, try connecting the camera directly to the computer.
  • Some cameras need to be set to "VTR", "VCR", or "DV" mode in order to communicate with a computer. Check your camera's documentation for information on how to set your camera to this mode if needed
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