Question about Canon Optura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
This type of camera usually downloads better with a Firewire (also called DV or IEEE 1394) connection. Some mini-DV cameras only use the USB connection (if they have one) for stills and can only download video by Firewire. This is because you have to play the tape into the computer, not just copy a file.
According to the manual, you need to use Firewire to transfer video from this camera. There is a section marked for the Optura 60 only about using a USB connection for this purpose. If you don't have a manual, one can be downloaded from THIS LINK You can also find other information and software for download at this Canon website, including an updated version (v6.5) of zoom browser for Windows 7/64.
Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.
Suitable Firewire (DV) cables can easily be found on Amazon or eBay. You will need the kind with a small (four pin) connector at one end and a larger (six pin) connector at the other. My camera came with the correct lead.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
remove and download and reinstall this software -driver ...for windows 7 on 64 .remember to install teh software without the camera conected ..and after that restart ..connect the camera and be sure it is powered and on and in the play-back mode..If on its screen an action is required ..choose pc connection ..
This is the manual for all these..and it is pretty well explained..
If the usb seam not to communicate it may need an usb driver and see if ti is on the disk (browse the disk if you have it ) ...or just use the firewire cable instead..
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
Do you have the correct updated driver for this model camera? If not browse this website below ans shown
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Posted on Jan 08, 2011
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