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If you have windows xp or higher you don't need drivers just an intel based pc, atleast 1 or 2 gigs of memory and try it with the software that came with it...if you dont like that make SURE your version of adobe works with the HDV format....make sure your settings IN the software program are correct...and viola!...MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING A FIREWIRE 4 TO 4 OR 4 TO 6 PIN CABLE no exceptions
I have had this camera for around 4 years now. It works fine. I basically plug in the firewire connection on my camera switch it on to playback/camera mode then plug the other end into to my computer my operating system picks it up fine without any problems. It doesn't require any drivers windows will auto install any drivers it needs. Not sure why you are getting this problem.
This is the description of the feature you need:
"Have friends in far-off places? Turn your ZR200 into a Webcam for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394. It's all possible thanks to the DV Messenger2 software, available as a free download for ZR200 owners. DV Messenger2 allows you to control the zoom and focus of your ZR200 or the camcorder of the person you are chatting with. Preview thumbnails and transfer photos. You can even watch and control the video playback of either camcorder right from your computer."
You can download DV Messenger Version 2 only after registering with Canon, see the bottom of the following page:
I believe the drivers are included in the download.
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