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Canon Mv730i How do I transfer from my mini tape to my PC Peter.reilly@vodafone.com

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  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Hi i cant seem to get the footage from my minidv tape onto my pc, i've tryed everything and nothing seems to work.

  • The Crunge21 Jul 23, 2008

    Hi, i own a MV730i and i'm having trouble getting footage from my minidv tape because the computer will not read the camera and i've even tried recording the footage from the TV, i need help badly

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Well the camera has USB interface and a memory card, you may either:

1. connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable it came with.

*once you do this your computer may require you to install a driver (you have this on the camera's CD) but in most cases all you have to do is wait, then once it says that the device is ready to use, click "my computer" and you will see a "Canon" icon as a removable disk, double click on it and you will see the still images and videos you have captured.

2. you may also use a card reader (for SD) to avoid going through the driver installation process. same way, connect it to your PC, wait till it confirms it is good to go, then click go to my computer to access the (SD) memory card.

good luck

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But the worst scenario would be faulty or damaged head,which would be not worth repair it.

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How do I download taped film to my computer?


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When you record, it says on the screen " eject tape"


You could try to clean the video head with a cleaning tape. But more likely there is a problem with the mechanics :( (You could also check it this also happens with another tape.)

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About transfering video from the tape into PC


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You are correct; the USB cable only transfers pictures from the SD card. To transfer video from your camcorder to a computer you need to use a Firewirecable (also known as IEEE 1394), and you need to have a socket on your computerto plug the Firewire cable into. Macs already have a socket built in butgenerally with PCs you will need to install (or get someone to install for you)a special card with the Firewire socket on it.

I can't explain the whole procedure here but you can getstarted by looking at the following articles on the Canon website. Thefirst one explains what sort of connections can be made on different Canoncamcorders (including the MV730i) and what you can do with them:
http://www.canon.co.nz/products/digital_video_cameras/home/mv730i.aspx

The second briefly explains what hardware and software youwill need, how it goes together, how to make DVDs and so on:
http://www.canon.co.nz/support/customer/default.asp?DXI=KnowledgeBase/Customer/KBArticleForm&File=KB01213&productID=mv730i

Unfortunately there is no quick, simple answer but I hope thispoints you in the right direction!

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wow, i have the same exact problem. im using a canon too. and i dont have an installation CD or anything, because i baught my camera at a pawn shop. the only thing i can think of is that i might be using the wrong type of fire wire cord? do i need to use a DV fire wire cord? i have no clue.

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Hi, You do need a firewire cable (which is normally provided with the camera) and a firewire port in your computer in order to get images off the tape which you have recorded onto.  The card however can be accessed via USB.  The card can store video as well as pictures although if it is the card that you bought the camera with it probably has very low memory. If I were you I would take one of these two solutions 
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  • On the camera above the power switch (camera, OFF, play), there will be a switch which at present is down indicating to video.  Switch it up to card.  This will then record video to your card which you can load to your computer same as the pictures.  You might need to buy a new SD card (located in compartment -Multi Media Card- next to lcd screen.) these can be quite cheap and 1 GB can hold more than an hour of footage.
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