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DV output I could connect the camera to my computer using a firewire connection. My new computer does not have a firewire connection. Is there a way to download the tape using the USB 2 connections on my new comuter? Then I use adaptors my Dell computer does not recongise the device. Is there a software programme required?

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  • John8591 Jun 13, 2008

    The new computer operating system is Vista. I can only find a software programme to recognise the camera on XP. Is there a Vista equivalent.

  • John8591 Jun 13, 2008

    Thanks but is the software programme avaiable for the Vista operating system?

  • John8591 Jun 13, 2008

    Is the software programme available for the Vista operating system.

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You should be able to get everything you need for your camera HERE from Canon.

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You can download using usb . the firmware can be updated from various sites . the software programme is also available

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    it is also available for vista programme

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You can't convert a FireWire cable to a USB cable with just an adapter, or even with software.

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    You need to use a USB cable, connecting the USB2 port on your new computer to the USB out on the camera.

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    Matt Jurach Jun 13, 2008

    Yes, it is available for Vista. Just select "Vista OS" from this webpage at Canon.com

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